Alison Gannett, a World Champion Extreme Freeskier founded Rippin Chix in 2001. With her reputation as an all-around badass she received requests to help others improve their skiing. She saw an opportunity to use her network of fellow female free-ski competitors, sponsors and skill in the mountains to help empower women to be more confident and proficient at skiing on steeper off-piste and gnarlier terrain. She began hosting free-skiing camps at some of her favorite mountains. Also, a passionate mountain biker, she saw that the style of coaching used in the ski camps had relevancy for biking too. The Rippin Chix movement was born expanding the mountain playground on skis and bikes for more and more women.
Alison has since passed on the torch and this movement continues with our amazing collective of coaches. Each of our coaches have a deep range of experiences in the mountains, from all types competition to ski-racing to ski-mountaineering to filming, we live as skiers. We recognize that to perform consistently at high level requires a lot understanding of how to move through terrain. It is our passion to share this knowledge and see our campers find transformation of their skills and enjoy a pivotal experience in the mountains.