Lulu Avila
Lulu grew up in Los Angeles, California, and had never seen snow until moving to Utah. She now calls Salt Lake City home and spends as much time as possible on her bike, snowboarding, and with her two rambunctious dogs Kaine and Limon. She feels so lucky to have the Wasatch Mountains in her backyard and can't wait to spend her winter riding at Solitude!


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What fictional place would you most like to go?
The South pole in Avatar the Last Airbender.


What amazing thing did you do that no one was around to see?
Through-hiked the Uinta Highline Trail by myself.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
My pandemic puppy, Limon!
Kylie and Xander Crane
Kylie (seven years old) and Xander (four years old) are two little Utah locals who have both been skiing and snowboarding at Solitude since the time they could walk. Xander loves riding on the chairlifts — his favorite is Eagle Express — and snowboarding all over the mountain. Kylie enjoys ripping through the trees, skiing powder, and she is very excited to be joining Team Solitude this season. When they’re not shredding on the mountain, they enjoy camping and hiking with their parents and playing with their new puppy Aspen.

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What amazing thing did you do that no one was around to see?
Kylie: One-handed pushups.

What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should?
Kylie: Xander snowboarding.

What would you rate 10/10?
Skiing fresh powder.
Andrea De Santiago
Andrea was born and raised in northwestern Arkansas and, as she says, "I used to think we had mountains in that area...then I moved to Utah for college!" Andrea fell in love with the outdoors, and especially winter sports. Now a certified ski junkie, often times she can be found on the slopes instead of class ("Sorry, Mom!"). Honeycomb Canyon is her favorite scenic route as she is absolutely in love with the views.

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What would you rate 10/10?
Dinner at Stone Haus & hitting the hot tub after a long day of skiing.


Words to live by:
Live each day as your last.

What's the best way to start your day?
A walk and French brioche toast from brekkie.
BRADY EVANS
Brady has been snowboarding for 10 years, including time as an instructor and a backcountry guide. These days, he works for the government doing top-secret things, but the most important part of his day, week, or month is going out and adventuring. His favorite type of line to ride on a snowboard is either a couloir or a steep open face — with blower pow of course. The coolest place he has ever ridden is in between hoodoos in the desert: combining snow with the red rock is an amazing experience!

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What fictional place would you most like to go?
Hoth. There'd be some gnarly shreddin' out there — and tauntauns.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
Couch surfed with a stranger in Morocco. 11/10 experience.

If you could turn any non-snow activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning?
Downhill longboarding!
drew federico
Drew is a born-and-raised New Yorker who grew up skiing and riding the icy slopes of Vermont and eastern Canada. Drew's love for the mountains, and specifically Utah, started when he tagged along as a kid on his dad’s yearly work trip for Outdoor Retailer. Today, Drew is a tech consultant, but you can find him at Solitude nearly every day in winter (don’t tell his boss!), exploring everything Summit Express chairlift has to offer: Honeycomb Canyon, Evergreen Peak, No Man’s Land, and Crystal Point to name a few of his favorites. In summer, Drew loves to hike, mountain bike, golf, and pursue any type of adventure with his 2-year-old Aussie, Shred.

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What makes you unique?
I’m a morning person. I never need to set multiple alarms in order to wake up; one does the trick.

What’s the best way to start the day?
Make my bed, followed by a rollerblade with my dog, Shred.

Words to live by?
The danger for most of us is not that our goals are too high, and we miss them; it is that that they are too low, and we reach them.
SHEIlA GRINDSTAFF
Sheila considers herself fortunate to have grown up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was introduced to the Wasatch Mountains and snowboarding at a young age. Solitude was one of the first resorts she ever visited! Each year brings Sheila back for the incredible terrain, endless powder, and unforgettable memories. Moving around has given her an appreciation for the greatest snow on earth, which continues to pull her back into Utah’s orbit. "At the end of the day," she says, "it's not about the snowboarding, but the places it has taken me, the people I have met, and the experiences I have had."

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What fictional place would you most like to go?
Santa's workshop.

Words to live by?
“The ultimate measure of a man (or woman) is not where he/she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he/she stands at time of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What's the best way to start the day?
With a chocolate croissant.
Unique Harston
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Unique has either been a student or working at a school for the last 27 years. She loves learning and challenging herself — both mentally and physically — and she makes it a point to laugh every day. Her favorite things about skiing are the sound effects she makes when she falls, going so fast she cries, and making it successfully down a scary run. If you are looking for a lift buddy, wave her down to share a ride or run!

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What makes you unique?
Pretty much everything... after all, it is my name.


What fictional place would you most like to go?
I’d love to go to Munchkinland of The Wizard of Oz, specifically to meet the Lollypop Guild.

What’s the best way to start the day?
The best way to start the day is with a jamming shower playlist and a very dark and bitter cup of coffee.
SPENCER JENSEN
Born and raised here in Utah, Spencer has always loved spending time in the mountains. His dad taught him to ski as a kid, and that’s been his favorite thing to do ever since! Spencer works evenings as a bartender downtown so he has as much time as possible to ski during the day. Catch him this winter ripping hot laps down Honeycomb Canyon.

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What movie title best describes your life?
The Importance of Being Earnest

What's the best way to start the day?
Dancing in the shower to ABBA, then a cup of coffee.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
Knee Deep by the Zac Brown Band
thomas kizzar
Thomas Kizzar is originally from Cumming, Georgia, and moved to Utah in November 2019. After graduating from the University of Georgia, he moved to Park City, followed by Salt Lake City, to work in the Biochemistry Department as a lab technician at the U of U. Luckily, Thomas can juggle skiing at Solitude and working in the lab during the winter. He loves bluebirds, football, hiking, and science.

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What movie title best describes your life?
Home Alone.

What’s the best way to start the day?
Skiing Milk Run at Solitude.

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
Watching Toy Story every month.
Johnny Lam
Johnny was born in Vietnam and raised on the beautiful Islands of Hawaii, which he still calls home. Leaving behind sandy toes and surfboard rashes, he placed his heart on top on the snowy caps of the Rocky Mountains in Utah four years ago. Recently graduated from Utah State University with a dual Bachelor of Arts, Johnny plans to help better the world through humanitarian works. What he loves the most about Solitude is how everyone is treated like a family and also, the pow is magical.



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What makes you unique?
I’m like a jar of honey, always sweet and golden.


What fictional place would you most like to go?
I’m a die-hard Hufflepuff fan so my answer would be their common room in Hogwarts. Also it's right next to the kitchen.


What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
Traveled around Europe with no plans or accommodation, just living life day by day.
Hannah NEVES
A Utah native, Hannah is an emergency department nurse who enjoys chasing her passion for adventure. She is a big mountain skier who grew up competing on the Solitude Development Team. She fell in love with skiing at a young age, and it's all been "downhill" from there!

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What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
“Don’t get sendy." — My mom

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
My addiction to skiing.

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Neverland — because I never want to grow up.
Austin Parker
Austin grew up skiing Brighton and Solitude from a young age. After an inauspicious college racing career, some time in the Army, and a few cross-country moves, he settled back in the Wasatch to chase pow on skis, hike with his dog, and pedal the brown pow in the summer. As an outdoor journalist, he’s covered everything from new ski and climbing hardware from local brands to outdoors-focused veteran charities, to high-fashion ski brands. Whether he’s testing new goggles on a pow day in Honeycomb Canyon or skiing mellow runs with family, he always follows the guidance that “the best skier on the mountain is the one having the most fun."


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What movie title best describes your life?
“The Long Walk” – from carrying heavy packs in the army to schussing uphill on my backcountry skis, every adventure has been long walks just about everywhere.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
I like to grind my own coffee beans and use a French press most mornings.

What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should?
Can we get an all Warren Miller, TGR, and Matchstick movie channel? Pow stoke all year long!
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Get pumped to ski or snowboard with this Spotify playlist put together by Solitude's athletes and brand ambassadors!