Elyse Saugstad

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Birthday
16, 1978
Birthplace
Anchorage, AK
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Anchorage, AK

About

American competitive skier who became the Freeride World Champion in 2018. She earned a whole new level of infamy when she used an airbag to survive the 2012 Tunnel Creek avalanche in Washington State.

Before Fame

She was one of the top female downhill racers in the U.S. at age 16.

Trivia

Freeskier Magazine named her the 2018 Female Skier of the Year.

Family Life

She married fellow skier Cody Townsend in Hawaii in 2011.

Associated With

Other celebrated female skiers include Marit Bjorgen and Maude Raymond.