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Cara Williams

Contributor

MY LIFE

Name: Cara Williams

Nationality: Canadian

Age: 42

Profession: Ski Race Program Coordinator (Georgian Peaks Ski Club) & Journalist (Editor-In-Chief at Escarpment Magazine)

Hobbies: Travel, biking, style blogging at fortyandclover.com, camping and hang time with my husband Dak and our kids, Jasper & Neko.

Passion: My passion for skiing was born on a small stretch of escarpment in Ontario, Canada. From ski racing on 700 vertical feet of bulletproof (mostly man made) snow to guiding/coaching powder and steep clinics around the globe, my infatuation with this incredible sport has evolved with experience, age and locale.

Life notes/Background: Formerly a professional Big Mountain Freeskier & Ski Cross athlete, the “glory days” of my skiing history were undoubtedly my 10+ years in Whistler, BC where I was a coach/guide with Extremely Canadian Steep Skiing Clinics. After retiring from the Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) ranked top 5 in the world, I went on to pursue journalism, writing for various ski publications in Canada and the US. I dabbled in television, hosting personal performance tips on World of Skiing and appeared in a handful of (slightly embarrassing) ski movies and documentaries in the late 1990’s early 2000’s. I met my husband Dak while competing on the FWT and soon found myself married and living in Salt Lake City, Utah, working as the PR & Communications Director for the FWT. Two extraordinary kids later, we are back in the ski racing mecca of Ontario, Canada –ski clubs on the Niagara Escarpment produce more World Cup ski racers (and even a few notable freeskiers) than any other club in the country. Dak and I are still deeply embedded in the sport and each year we take time off from our busy schedules to get out of dodge and expose our mini-rippers to powder, ski culture and big mountains –and of course to check-in with our extended freeskiing family at resorts all over the world.

Why I ski: Skiing has never let me down –I’ve skied four continents and no matter how out-of-my-element I feel, once I strap on my Blizzards it doesn’t matter if I can’t speak the language or have no idea what type of meat I had for dinner the night before. It’s all downhill from there.

Dream Ski: Sheeva 11

Women understand what they want but also
have an open mind to new ideas and directions that
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