ABOUT ALISON GANNETT
Alison Gannett is an award-winning global cooling consultant, World Champion Extreme FreeSkier, and founder multiple non-profits, including the Save Our Snow Foundation. In addition to her busy careers as an athlete and her keynote speaking work, she runs KEEN Rippin Chix – women’s steep skiing, biking and surf camps around the globe.
Always an advocate of walking the talk and becoming more sustainable, she has cut her carbon footprint in half, including growing and raising almost all her own food on Holy Terror Farm in Paonia.
This World Champion Extreme Skier has spent the majority of her life working on solutions to climate change. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Vermont in 1987, BS Environmental Science and Botany, and went onto study alternative energy and energy efficient building design at Solar Energy International. She opened her first business dedicated to climate change in 1991, and has founded and runs four non-profits dedicated to global cooling.
In addition to talking the talk, she also walks the walk, having designed and built the first straw bale home in a National Historic District in 1997, and converted the world’s first solar-powered plug-in SUV. She also uses her fame as a World Champion Extreme Skier, using her crazy ski expeditions to bring attention to her research on glacial recession in Bolivia, Argentina, Bhutan, India, South Africa, France, Switzerland, Canada, The US, and Pakistan.
She has appeared in many movies, TV shows, and Magazines and has received many awards for her work.
As an accomplished ski mountaineer and Environmental Scientist, she photo documents glacial recession during her first ski descents.
Outside Magazine “Green All-Star of the Year”, next to Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
World Champion Big Mountain Extreme Freeskier (Canada, South America, Japan)
Powder Magazine – 48 greatest skiers of all time
Freeskier Magazine – FreeSkier of the Year