Here is a video put together earlier this season by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation and shared in their Digital Skimo magazine. I feel very honored to be featured here.

Who would have thought fishing and Skimo could go together?

summit daily news

I have grown up most of my entire life in Summit County, Colorado. The local newspaper, Summit Daily is our local go-to source for community updates and highlights. It was an honor to be featured this last week in the paper as they announced the debut of Sisters of Skimo.

They feature a great quote from producer, Ben Gadberry:

Reflecting on the film, Gadberry said what made the filmmaking process unique for him, an avid backcountry skier in the Gore Range, was the reality that “Sisters of Skimo” is a ski film about women for women. Gadberry said it’s rare, even today, for women to feature prominently in ski films, much less star in them. With that, he hopes it will be a film that shines a light on just how special these ski sisters, mothers and daughters are, zeroing in on their lives off the slopes.

SkiMo Stats shared an announcement about the upcoming documentary, Sisters in Skimo, and I shared a little more about the film:

“This is more than just a “ski film”. This is a very personal story about struggle and triumph while following my journey in SkiMo from Alaska to Colorado, and throughout Europe and China in the past year. Ever since I started SkiMo just two years ago I’ve grown a passion and love for the sport that I want to share with others.”

My hope is that this film touches hearts in a positive way (whether they are a SkiMo athlete or not at all, I think it will be relatable to all). I also hope that it builds inclusivity in our tight community by inspiring more women to want to be a part of this incredible sport. And lastly, that this film will be used as a tool to build awareness of what SkiMo actually is in the USA and worldwide.

Interview with SkinTrack

I had the honor of being interviewed for SkinTrack’s website, sharing about my journey as an athlete in SkiMo and passion for the sport and the camaraderie among women.

Skin Track offers gear reviews, interviews, skimo training and race/trip reports. Their goal is to inspire and educate athletes about all great things related to self-propelled skiing.

“ was born out of passion for ski mountaineering and ski touring. Over the years, it has become the #1 resource for skimo racing and fast & light ski mountaineering in North America.” Interview

Growing up on a fishing boat in Alaska, Sierra Anderson’s road to World Cup level ski mountaineering racing is an adventurous one, and she still operates her own fishing business in the summers.

Her love for mountains and skiing was always there but falling in love with skimo only a few years ago helped her to find a true passion. Today, she is a strong member of the USA Ski Mountaineering Team and has become involved in the sport beyond what most athletes do.

Her movie “Sisters of Skimo” premiers on November 6 in Frisco, Colorado and dives deep into her personality and value she stands for. You can RSVP for this event on this Facebook page.

A few questions I answer:

  • Where exactly were you born in Alaska? How was growing up there?
  • How did you discover skimo racing? What hooked you and keeps you in?
  • How is skimo different from others sports you’ve competed in?
  • Why do you think more women are not taking up skimo? How could this change and what do you want to do about it?