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Crystal Wright


Jackson, WY


I was born in Jackson Hole Wyoming in 1982, my parents had moved to Jackson to be ski bums in the 70’s and have resided there ever since. I remember skiing on wooden skis down my driveway when I was 2 years old. When I was five years old my family took a managing position at Big Sandy Ranch in Pinedale, WY right at the base of the Wind River Mountain range. The ranch was 2 hours from Jackson, 50 miles from the closest town and had no electricity.

I started ski racing with the Jackson Hole Ski Club when I was nine and worked my way up the ranks of ski racing.  In 2002 I was chosen to forerun the Women’s Olympic downhill in Snowbasin Utah and was the first person to ski the course. It was one of the best experiences of my life being able to compete with the best women skiers in the world.

During my racing career, I never lost my love for freeskiing and skiing the Jackson Hole backcountry. I couldn’t wait until my racing career was over and I would be able to compete and ski on the big mountain circuit. Through all my years of racing the one thing that kept me competing at such a high level for so long was being able to go ski powder and steeps with my friends and family.
After spending 9 years competing on the Freeskiing and Freeride World Tours I have now retired from following the tour.


  • 2009 Freeskiing World Champion
  • 2012 Freeskiing World Champion
  • 2013 Warren Millers Ticket to Ride
  • 10 year Freeskiing World Tour competitor

2019 GOALS

March 30th pole pedal paddle

March- Personal Trip to East Fork Valley Wind Rivers, WY

April- Trip to ski isolated peaks in Yellowstone National Park!


I barrel race and rope in the rodeo!


I always carry Gu in the small pocket of my pants so I can grab on the go. When it is not there I feel like I am missing something