Riders Alliance

At its core, Protect Our Winters is an athlete-led community, within which athletes are a powerful leverage point.

If we’re going to create the social movement we need, it starts with professional athletes. Athletes can impact our entire community and industry with incredible effectiveness by taking a complex issue and making it understandable and inspiring, then using their influence to mobilize millions. Our priority is to provide them with a platform to do that.

The POW Riders Alliance is a community of the most accomplished professional athletes in the world, all committed to environmental leadership. We support each athlete’s environmental activism and provide them with opportunities throughout the year to leverage their influence to create a social movement while serving to unite the snowsports community under once voice.

quote4We work with each athlete in a way that’s genuine and consistent with their interests and goals and we give them the tools and opportunities they need to create positive change.

For example, Riders Alliance athletes have met with over 50,000 high school students, written numerous national newspaper op-eds, spoken to large groups, created inspiring content and have continually visited Washington, DC to speak to  lawmakers asking for their support of a strong climate policy.

We also work closely with the team to help amplify POW actions and campaigns across their media and social networks, generating millions of impressions.

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Jamie Anderson

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Jamie Anderson

Lake Tahoe, CA

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Ingrid Backstrom

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Ingrid Backstrom

Seattle, WA

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Ralph Backstrom

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Ralph Backstrom

Squaw Valley, CA

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Adrian Ballinger

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Adrian Ballinger

Truckee, CA

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Chris Benchetler

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Chris Benchetler

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Maddie Bowman

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Maddie Bowman

South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Hana Beaman

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Hana Beaman

Big Bear, CA

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Jake Black

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Jake Black

Breckenridge, CO

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“Many people around the world are passionate in fighting climate change, but need the knowledge and information available to them so they can be educated on protecting the environment. The POW Riders Alliance is a group of athletes with the passion and capabilities to spread this knowledge and information globally and ultimately impact the media and their communities in the best way possible.”

Danny Davis

Gretchen Bleiler

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Gretchen Bleiler

Snowmass, CO

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Kjersti Buaas

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Kjersti Buaas

Trondheim, Norway

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D. Carrier-Porcheron

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D. Carrier-Porcheron

Squamish, BC

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Julian Carr

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Julian Carr

Salt Lake City, UT

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S. Cattabriga-Alosa

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S. Cattabriga-Alosa

Salt Lake City, UT

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Jimmy Chin

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Jimmy Chin

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C. Chythlook-Sifsof

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C. Chythlook-Sifsof

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Cody Cirillo

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Cody Cirillo

Breckenridge, Colorado

Cody Cirillo is a professional skier out of Breckenridge, CO. He’s spent the past few

winters competing and filming across the world, all the while attending the University of

Southern California where he received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and

Health. He’s passionate about bottomless powder, tacos, and the art of apres ski.

Kelly Clark

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Kelly Clark

Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Angel Collinson

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Angel Collinson

Snowbird, UT

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Johnny Collinson

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Johnny Collinson

Salt Lake City, UT

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Chris Davenport

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Chris Davenport

Aspen, Colorado

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Danny Davis

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Danny Davis

Highland, MI

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Alex Deibold

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Alex Deibold

Manchester Center, VT

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Lucas Debari

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Lucas Debari

Bellingham, WA

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Kit Deslauriers

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Kit Deslauriers

Jackson Hole, WY

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Lexi Dupont

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Lexi Dupont

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Lynsey Dyer

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Lynsey Dyer

Sun Valley, ID

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Kaitlyn Farrington

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Kaitlyn Farrington

Sun Valley, ID

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Benji Farrow

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Benji Farrow

Ludlow, VT

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“As an Olympian, I realize I have a platform to speak out and make a difference on issues I really care about. Working with the POW Riders Alliance has given me opportunities to use my voice effectively – speaking to young students, publishing content and visiting Washington to speak directly to lawmakers about climate policy.”

gretchen Bleiler

Kimmy Fasani

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Kimmy Fasani

Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Bryon Friedman

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Bryon Friedman

Park City, UT

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Marie France-Roy

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Marie France-Roy

Whistler, BC

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Pep Fujas

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Pep Fujas

Ashland, Oregon

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Alison Gannett

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Alison Gannett

Paonia, CO

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Caroline Gleich

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Caroline Gleich

Salt Lake City, UT

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Arielle Gold

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Arielle Gold

Steamboat Springs, CO

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Roz Groenwoud

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Roz Groenwoud

British Columbia, Canada

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Moss Halladay

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Moss Halladay

Tahoe City, CA

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Simi Hamilton

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Simi Hamilton

Aspen, CO

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Hadley Hammer

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Hadley Hammer

Jackson, Wyoming

For most big mountain skiers, powder, mountains and big lines occupy the entirety of their daylight hours and even dreams. Hadley Hammer does not fit this stereotype. Though she crushes the big lines with the best of them as demonstrated with her competition record on the Freeride World Tour, Hadley also happens to be a sommelier, gourmet chef, book nerd, showcase Mountain Athlete and climber to name just a fraction of her side hobbies. Growing up in Jackson, WY, Hadley was brought up in the mountains, spending all her time chasing her brothers around the Tetons. As college approached, Hadley recognized the benefits of a formal career outside of her mountain life though and and headed east for a B.A in Hospitality and Economics. After a few years working in the urban hotel world, she recognized a key component missing and headed back to her mountain base to achieve a greater balance between career and lifestyle. Cultivated by rock climbing and skiing before she could even walk, balance is the name of her game and now manifests itself in her big mountain skiing pursuits and complimentary lifestyle.

Emily Harrington

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Emily Harrington

Berkeley, CA

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Seth Hill

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Seth Hill

Breckenridge, CO

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Elena Hight

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Elena Hight

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Nate Holland

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Nate Holland

Truckee, CA

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Hilary Hutcheson

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Hilary Hutcheson

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John Jackson

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John Jackson

Truckee, CA

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Jeremy Jones

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Jeremy Jones

Truckee, California

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Jordie Karlinski

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Jordie Karlinski

Aspen, CO

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Eric Larsen

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Eric Larsen

Boulder, Colorado

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Iris Lazzareschi

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Iris Lazzareschi

Squaw Valley, CA

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Wang Lei

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Wang Lei

Beijing, China

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Brody Leven

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Brody Leven

Salt Lake City, UT

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Devin Logan

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Devin Logan

West Dover, VT

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Nick Martini

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Nick Martini

Boulder, CO

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Ian McIntosh

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Ian McIntosh

Pemberton, CA

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Kt Miller

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Kt Miller

Bozeman, MT

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Jack Mitrani

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Jack Mitrani

New York City, NY

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Nicolas Muller

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Nicolas Muller

Switzerland

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Andrew Newell

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Andrew Newell

Bennington, VT

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Steven Nyman

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Steven Nyman

Sundance, UT

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Meg Olenick

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Meg Olenick

Aspen, CO

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Hilaree O’Neill

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Hilaree O’Neill

Telluride, CO

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Sarka Pancochova

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Sarka Pancochova

Sarka Pancochova

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Michelle Parker

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Michelle Parker

Squaw Valley, CA

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Kevin Pearce

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Kevin Pearce

Hanover, New Hampshire

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Leanne Pelosi

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Leanne Pelosi

Whistler, Canada

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Maddie Phaneuf

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Maddie Phaneuf

Lake Placid, New York

Maddie is a professional biathlete on the US Biathlon National A Team – that’s cross country skiing and shooting guns! She loves snow, mountains, climbing, and adventures.

Megan Pischke

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Megan Pischke

Squamish, BC

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Griffin Post

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Griffin Post

Jackson, WY

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Sierra Quitiquit

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Sierra Quitiquit

Park City, Utah

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Kikkan Randall

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Kikkan Randall

Anchorage, AK

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Beth Rodden

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Beth Rodden

Berkeley, California

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Tobin Seagel

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Tobin Seagel

Squamish, British Columbia

Tobin was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. He was taught to compost before it was cool, and spent his summer vacations exploring retreating glaciers with his geologist parents.
He’s stoked to join the POW Riders Alliance, as an athlete and as a professional working in the environmental field. He’s been on ski expeditions to some of the most remote places on earth and has observed the direct impacts of climate change.
Outside of skiing Tobin is a professional biologist, with an undergraduate degree in Resource Conservation and a Masters degree in Environmental Design. His work involves analyzing the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of energy development. Through Tobin’s actions and involvement with POW he hopes to inspire people to enact the changes we need to make in our interactions with the environment.

Anna Segal

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Anna Segal

Melbourne, Australia

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Nat Segal

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Nat Segal

Melbourne, Australia

Born and bred as a skier in Australia’s Victorian Alps, since 2010, Nat has been traveling the world as a top competitor in freeride skiing events, including the Freeride and Freeskiing World Tours.

Nat is known for her high energy, adventurous spirit and driven personality. It is these attributes, as well as her proactiveness in the media and her passion for skiing that has found her travelling the world working on a range of projects. This includes filming with Shades of Winter (2014) and co-organizing and participating in the Shifting Ice and Changing Tides Expedition to Greenland, for which she received a National Geographic Young Explorers grant.

Based in Chamonix, France, Nat continues to progress her freeride skiing and ski mountaineering skills.

Griffin Siebert

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Griffin Siebert

Griffin Siebert is a 23 years old snowboarder from Park City, Utah. He now resides in Salt Lake City, UT and can be found splitboarding, and climbing around the Wasatch Mountains. Griffin is a senior at the University of Utah, studying Environmental Geoscience, and his a huge advocate in trying to protect the snow we all enjoy for future generations to come.

Forrest Shearer

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Forrest Shearer

Salt Lake City, UT

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Chanelle Sladics

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Chanelle Sladics

Breckenridge, CO

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Mark Sollors

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Mark Sollors

Whistler, British Columbia

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Doug Stoup

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Doug Stoup

Truckee, California

Douglas Stoup is the worlds leading polar adventurer and has skied to both North and

South Poles more than anyone on the planet. Douglas has lead international scientific

expeditions to both poles, including Poletrack in which he pioneered locator beacons that

track climate change for scientists. As the founder and President of both Ice Axe

Expeditions and the Ice Axe Foundation he is an educator dedicated to sharing the

profound beauty and fragility of our planet and continues to push the limits of human

endurance leading disabled adventurers in the polar environments while raising monies

for charities. He’s an explorer, environmentalist, humanitarian father and husband.

Cody Townsend

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Cody Townsend

Truckee, California

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Kaya Turski

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Kaya Turski

Montreal, Canada

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Seth Wescott

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Seth Wescott

Sugarloaf, ME

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Alex Yoder

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Alex Yoder

Jackson Hole, WY

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