Name: Amie Engerbretson (website)
Residence: Tahoe, CA
Occupation: Professional Skier / Sports Model / Host
If you have the key ingredients of good people and good snow, kinda like butter and wine, anything will be great!
What's your current get psyched jam? My current favorite jams changes basically every hour but I can always count on Cher to get me pumped for a day or to wake me up on a long road trip.
How has growing up skiing with your dad shaped you? I would say that the who I am as a skier is because of my dad. He was a pro skier when I was little and watching him chase a dream was inspiring. What was even more inspiring was when he gave me the space and encouragement to chase my dream. Not all parents would be as psyched as my dad was when I told him after college graduation that I was going to be a ski bum!
What's in a normal day for Amie Engerbretson? It depends. Sometimes I am up before the sun, doing something fun, sometimes hard, sometimes scary! Sometimes I am in an exotic location being followed by cameras and being treated like a princess. Other times I am just at my computer in my sweats just working away. It is a mix and I think that is why I love this lifestyle.
Have you had any scary moments in skiing? If so, how do you overcome those?- I have. A couple years ago I was fully buried in an avalanche in Utah. It was really traumatic and I had a couple other close calls soon after that made it even harder to cope. I ended up seeking help and went to a trauma counselor which completely changed things for me. Now my strategy to be open and honest about what I have been through, what my fears are and how to cope with them.
How do you Rumpl? I Rumpl all the time! I have my down puffy in my car at all times. It is great for when I get off the hill and want to wrap up in something warm and dry, or for when I get out of the cold river and need to warm up. It is also great for crashing on couches knowing I always have something that is comfy! My Rumpl comes with me to the beach, to the dessert, to concerts and up mountains!