Amy Marwick

I spent lots of time outdoors with my family when I was growing up, particularly in the north of Scotland. I began skiing as a toddler and had many happy days on the dryslope at Hillend in Edinburgh. I was always devastated when we had to leave the Alps after family holidays and vowed that as soon as I finished school I would spend a season out there. After my first winter season, I began working through my ski teaching qualifications so that I could afford to spend lots of time exploring the Alps. I got into freeride competition during a season in New Zealand, which really pushed my performance.

Now I’m really keen to help the next generation of British freeriders compete on the European stage working with British Freeride in the Scottish mountains. I now write for Fall Line Magazine and have my own company Yoyosno Ski & Yoga Retreats. In the next few years, I hope to gain more ski mountaineering experience and get on top of some more 4,000m plus summits.

It would be awesome to see more young women out riding the mountain after spending so much of my time keeping up with the guys, so I plan to run more women-specific camps and encourage girls to just get outdoors and have fun.


-Hometown-

Edinburgh and Aviemore in Scotland, and Morzine, Portes du Soleil, France.

-Projects-

Skiing - touring and freeriding, Yoga.

-Successes-

Making a Scottish ski film – 'Late' – but anyone who has trudged around the Scottish mountains in the rain with a backpack the size of their own body has made a big achievement!

-Favourite Scarpa-

The Scarpa Gea RS – it’s the first lightweight touring boot I’ve owned that can still hold firm on the downhill.

-No Place too Far-

I’d go and stay for a month (or more) at one of those ridiculously luxury backcountry ski lodges in British Columbia that are only accessible by heli, to climb and ski first descents, and ski across the pond for the first time.

LATE - Official Film from British Freeride on Vimeo.


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