July 9, 2018 – PowderQuest is excited to announce Rachael Burks, pro skier based out of Jackson Hole, WY will be joining our team of ski coaches this summer in beautiful Farellones, Chile to lead our popular Women’s Adventure Ski Camp in South America.
Rachael will be filling in for Jess McMillan this August 4-11 in the Central Chilean Andes while Jess stays home in Jackson Hole for some family commitments.
Rachael Burks is one of my favorite people to be with in the mountains. Her resume is filled with accomplishments and accolades, but is overshadowed by her infectious personality. Rachael is a strong powerful skier who is always up for an adventure. Anytime I am with Rachael, the mountains are filled with laughter. She is knowledgeable, kind, and one of the most fun people I have ever skied with!
–Jess McMillan, July 2018
About Rachael Burks
Rachael Burks is a Professional Skier based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She spent most of her ski career in Little Cottonwood Canyon learning with incredible fellow skiers of the Wasatch Mountains. She initiated her career by competing on the Freeskiing World Tour for several years. She won the RedBull ColdRush in 2012.
Burks has been in several Warren Miller Entertainment and Teton Gravity Research films. She starred in an all-women’s ski film called Pretty Faces and has segments in 2 other all women’s ski films: Shades of Winter and Catch Us If You Can.
She has been nominated for several different Powder Video Awards and received Reader’s Poll Awards. She has skied all over the planet and refined her filming career and now works hard on her ski adventure career. She just complete a 3 week expedition by sailboat traveling over 870 kilometers at sea, ski touring in the arctic off of Svalbard. She loves skiing and truly seeks fun wherever she goes. She is thrilled to be a part of the PowderQuest Women’s Adventure Ski Camp 2018!
I think if I were any more excited about coaching for the PowderQuest Women’s Adventure Ski Camp this summer; I’d spontaneously combust right here and now. I couldn’t be any more flattered, thrilled, and ready to take over this incredible tradition. I can’t wait to ski with 8 of the raddest women on the planet in one of my favorite places on the planet! There is nothing better than mid summer pow!
– Rachael Burks
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