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Wild Rumpus Sports


Chelsea Little

Hometown:  Lyme, NH, USA

Current Home: Zurich, Switzerland

Main Gig: PhD student at the University of Zurich and Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. I have a masters degree in evolutionary biology and am now working in aquatic ecology. You can learn more about my research on my personal website.

Other Gig: I’ve been writing for FasterSkier since October 2010. Gosh. That’s a long time. I’m now the Editor-At-Large and love this job probably more than I did in the beginning!

Early Ski Career: Walking around the New Hampshire woods on fishscales. If our skis “felt slow” or were clumping up with snow, we had a brick of paraffin wax that we’d take out of the backpack and rub manually all over the ski bases.

Started Skiing Competitively: Sophomore year of high school with the Ford Sayre club in Hanover, New Hampshire. That year I eventually entered my first Eastern Cup in February… where I remember falling over as I double-poled a flat section in the woods, and looking around relieved that there were no spectators who saw it.

Kept Skiing: With Dartmouth College; the Craftsbury Green Racing Project; and all around the world on my own (and more slowly each year) ever since.

Favorite Places to Ski: Dorchester, NH, USA; Sjusjøen, Norway; Font Romeu, France

Favorite Places for hiking/trekking (it can’t be winter all the time): White Mountains, NH, USA; Trondelag & Northern Scandinavia, Sweden & Norway; Graubünden & Engadin, Switzerland; Rocky Mountains, USA & Canada