About Michelle Parker
Michelle began her skiing career as a ski racer at Palisades Tahoe before shifting her focus to freeskiing at age 15. She competed in the U.S. Freeskiing Open, X Games and Red Bull Cold Rush, and as a big mountain skier, has been featured in numerous ski films by Matchstick Productions, Red Bull, Warren Miller, Poor Boyz Productions, and Originate, a self-produced series with Red Bull that has made her one of the most watched skiers in the world. In 2013, Parker won Best Female Performance in both the Powder Video Awards and at the International Freeski Film Festival. She is one of the founders of the S.A.F.E. A.S. women's avalanche and snow safety clinics and an advocate for women in action sports.
Michelle has used her connections as a professional athlete to help advance women’s representation in big mountain skiing and freeride mountain biking, and also works behind the camera and in production
roles in the action sports media space.
'Nexus' Film featuring Michelle parker
Michelle Parker is currently featured in Nexus, the first feature-length film that features all women skiers and is directed and produced by an all-female team. The film documents the women's connection to the mountains and how skiing shapes their relationships.
“For years, top women in the ski industry have heard the same sentiment ‘we already have a girl in this segment, one is enough’,” said Michelle Parker. “If we want to see change in this industry, we need to be the ones out there moving it forward. Nexus is a milestone this industry was long overdue for.”