Hometown: Truckee, CA
Skiing Inspiration: To travel the world, see incredible mountains and adventure with wonderful people!
Favorite Zone: KT!!! I have skied many places and I have never found a lift/zone like it. I love that you can get of the share and just shred down, epic terrain, tons of choices, right back to the chair. No traversing, side stepping or hiking required!
Earliest Squaw Alpine Memory: Well apparently my first time up the gondola was when I was 3 days old, but I don't quite remember it. I remember being a mighty might, shredding around with my friends and eating way too many cookie shop cookies.
Best Squaw Alpine Memory: A few years back I got to ski Engerbretson's line in the fingers with my dad. The line was named after my dad so it was really cool. I want to ski it again!
Go-to Après Spot: The Chammy! My dog Bill loves it there too.
Favorite Squaw Alpine Event: I love the PMS (Pain McShlonkey). It is a super fun weekend where everyone is just silly and laughs way too much and we get to remember Shane, who was one of the most incredible human beings I have ever met!
Greatest Achievement: Getting on the wall of fame at Wild Flour! I have wanted to be on that wall since I was a mighty might and my dad was on it. Once I made it on the wall, I knew I had finally made it as a skier! Sadly my dad got bumped so I could get on the wall but... oh well!
Best Ski Accessory: One thing I use that maybe not everyone does is knee pads! I ski with lightweight knee pads everyday, on the resort of in the backcountry. I find they not only protect my knees from objects and my equipment but they keep my knees nice and warm. I also make sure to have my cookie pass on me too!
Amie Engerbretson was raised on the slopes of Squaw Valley, spending her first day on snow at 10 months old and has been skiing for the camera (and for fun!) ever since. Following in the footsteps of her former pro skier father, Jeff Engerbretson, Amie developed a unique set of skills and deep knowledge of the mountains. She’s been featured in Warren Miller Movies with segments in Alaska, France and Iceland and can be seen on the covers and in the pages of SKI Magazine, Powder, Shape and more. From skiing to mountain biking to paddle boarding, Amie’s warm personality, infectious smile, and passion for exploration are present on her many adventures. She has a bachelor’s degree in Media Management from Columbia College of Chicago and has done sports modeling and hosting for various outdoor companies. She is sponsored by Spyder, K2 Skis, Scott Sports, Leki, HiBall Energy and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Race Results and Accolades
- Warren Miller Films: Face of Winter, Line of Descent, Chasing Shadows
- Covers: Ski Magazine (twice), Snow Magazine, Ski Canada
- 1st Place - Pain McShlonkey Classic, Chinese Downhill, 2012
- 1st Place - Arcade Skinny Ski-a-thon, 41 laps on KT in one day, 2012
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