Amie Engerbretson

Amie Engerbretson

Home Mountain? 
Squaw Valley

Truckee CA

Current Home Mountain? 
Squaw Valley

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider? 
My dad! He is a great skier, my favorite ski partner and as he always likes to point out, he did it on skinny skies, so it should be easy for me!

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
That would have to be the first segment I had in a Warren Miller movie (is that too self-indulgent?) We filmed in Valdez Alaska and it was the culmination of many dreams coming true. It was my first time filming with Warren Miller, my first time filming with a major ski film company and my first time skiing in Alaska, all of which were lifelong dreams. I was with Lexi DuPont and McKenna Peterson, two of my favorite ski partners, we had amazing conditions and we got to ski some incredible lines. Sitting in the theater watching our segment for the first time was an out of body experience. I was just grinning, it was one of the coolest feelings. Again, might be a little vain, but that is definitely my favorite WME segment to date!

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Buy a helicopter and take all my friends heli-skiing all the time!

The best meal you can cook? 
Chicken Piccata, although my boyfriend thinks my chicken parm is better.

Favorite chairlift and why?
KT-22, duh! It's my favorite because it is the best chairlift on the planet! The terrain access is amazing, fall line, steep skiing. No hiking, sidestepping or mega traversing necessary. The lift access multiple aspects which is great for spring skiing as well because you just follow the sun to ski great snow all day long.

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
I have been on a Tom Robbins kick this year. So far I have read "Still Life with Woodpecker" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." They are both really weird, really great books. Tom Robbins goes off on these ridiculous tangents and he can be so so random, but somehow it still always makes sense. I love it. I can't wait to read another of his books.

The fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
Cat woman. Reason #1 I love cats. Reason #2 I really love her outfit.

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
This year I filmed in Bella Coola and it was really cool because we were so remote! I was with Tyler Ceccanti, who is the nicest guy on the planet. One day, there was a prize line and we decided he would ski it. On the next line, I had to boot pack up a bit to get to my entrance. As a sort of thank you for giving him the previous line and because he is just the nicest guy ever, he was breaking the trail for me. He ended up falling in a small hole, it was scary for a moment but I got him out and all was good. Shows what you get for being a nice guy right!

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 
This year I got to ski in my dream kit from Spyder. It is called the Solitaire Kit (bibs and jacket) and I LOVE it! I got to work hand in hand with the design team at Spyder and we created a ski outfit that has everything I want and needs. It is Goretex pro-shell, has beacon pockets, vents, an athletic fit, and great colors. It is the perfect mix of feminine and badass and it is everything I need for a great day in the mountains.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience? 
POW! Also known as Protect Our Winters. Keeping our planet, our climate and our winters alive and well for generations to come is cause that all of us, lovers of the mountains, can come together on. Check it out and find out how you can help!

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