Leah Evans – Founder of Girls Do Ski
Leah Evans drive to explore the far flung mountains of the globe, as well as the endless terrain in her backyard, has become more than just a personal passion, but something she’s driven to share with the next generation in her work filming, competing, writing and with Girls Do Ski.
Leah believes that her ski successes have put her in a fortunate position to create effective and lasting change in her community. “As professional skiers, we have a great opportunity to lead change, an opportunity that is frequently ignored,” she enthuses. As a role model in the freeskiing community, Leah’s main projects revolve around generating further recognition of the female freeski community, and providing a platform of support for young female athletes.
Girls Do Ski is a project that couples these two goals. Evans created the first GDS event in 2006, bringing women of all ages and skill-levels together for a weekend of skiing. From its inception, the event aims to encourage and strengthen female skiers and to motivate women as confident members of the ski community. “I wanted to create an event where people didn’t have any extra stigma attached to their name, just a safe space for women to come together and share their passion for skiing.”
Leah has filmed with: Sherpas Cinema, Salomon Freeski TV, Pretty Faces, Underexposed TV, Rideguide TV and written feature articles for Skier magazine and The avalanche journal
Pretty Faces: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/prettyfaces/105099376
Sherpas Cinema: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e06ejxs6dmg
The Ski Journal, Pursuit of the Rad, Leah Evans Profile