Johnny Collinson didn’t waste any time getting to the top of mountains. As a young child, he’d explore his home mountain of Snowbird, Utah – where his dad worked as the ski patrol director and his family lived in employee housing at the base of the mountain. In the summers, he and his family – including older sister, Angel, also a pro skier – would climb peaks all over the west, with Johnny summitting Mount Rainier at age four and soon knocking off other iconic peaks like Mount Whitney, Mount Hood and Mount Shasta. By age 17, he became the youngest person in the world to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on all seven continents, including the world’s tallest, Mount Everest. But he’s not just an accomplished mountaineer. Johnny is also one of the world’s top big-mountain freeskiers, a Junior Freeskiing Tour champion at age 17 who went on to compete on the Freeride World Tour. He now claims a sought-after spot as a regular in Teton Gravity Research films, travelling from Alaska to Kosovo to Japan to find powder, jumps and more. “It’s all about having fun,” Johnny says. “I try to have the best day ever, every single day.”
The daughter of the ski patrol director at Utah’s Snowbird ski area, Angel Collinson grew up in employee housing at the base of the mountain, becoming a skier not long after she learned to walk. As kids, she and her parents and her younger brother, fellow pro skier Johnny Collinson, would spend summers living out of their family’s van and climbing peaks all over the western United States. An elite ski racer through her teens, Collinson gave up racing at age 19 and started entering big-mountain freeskiing contests, all while studying environmental law at the University of Utah. In her first year on the Freeskiing World Tour, in 2010, she won the overall title as a rookie, which she claimed again the following year. By 2013, she’d transitioned to filming, with a breakout part in Teton Gravity Research’s annual ski movie. Now a regular star athlete in TGR’s films, Collinson’s claimed many awards for her film parts, including become the first female in history to win Best Line at the Powder Video Awards for the footage of her slashing a steep spine in Alaska. “You consciously choose the way you want to live,” Angel says. “I grew up in the mountains and I love skiing because of that connection to nature. I enjoy things that make you feel really connected.”
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