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May 15, 2024 by Megan Michelson

Trade Secrets: Elyse Saugstad | How to be a Prepared Ski Traveler

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Home Base / Tahoe City, California

Activities / Skiing, Backcountry Skiing

Insider Knowledge:

Saugstad is known for rolling into a foreign country for a ski film trip with a well-organized bag of comfort items she’s brought from home. “If I’m staying in an Airbnb, I always pack a good knife for cooking. I also bring my favorite tea and a cashmere scarf that doubles as a blanket,” she says. The point is that no matter where in the world she may be, she can feel a little more at ease. That recovery time helps when it’s go time on steep terrain and she needs to be at peak performance.

Elyse juggling multiple suitcases on the move
Elyse traveling heavy for the film "Here, Hold My Kid."

Quick Tip:

“Always carry your ski boots on the airplane—especially these days with travel delays and lost baggage,” she says. “When you go on a ski trip, it’s usually easy to find a pair of skis, but it’s never easy to find boots that work for you.”