Valerie Festavan

  • Age
  • Hometown
    Park City, UT
  • Current hometown/ mountain
    SLC, UT - Alta + Snowbird <3
  • Sego quiver of choice 
    Big Horn 106 for cliffs and butters and the Lupine for backcountry pow 
  • Years skiing for Sego?



  • One thing that fires you up most outside of skiing?
    My life, I am pretty fortunate to live the life that I do, so I’m pretty fired up about that. I’ve got my mama’s cooking to look forward to after a day chasing lines.
  • Would you say you “train” for skiing or just have activities that get you in shape in physically and/or mentally compliment your skiing?
    I like working out which includes typical gym time to get #swoll but mountain biking, skating, slack-lining, and cliff jumping all compliment the mentality and physical fitness required to ski hard.
  • What you look forward to most going into a ski season?
    I wouldn’t say there’s just one thing I love, I love the whole experience! Skiing with homies, watching the mountains in awe and pondering their creation, sparkly snow, but if I had to pick one it'd probably be stomping tricks I’ve been drooling about doing over the summer.
  • This season?
    I’m excited to coach Devo’s up at Snowbird and get the opportunity to influence and inspire a young group of shredders.
  • Random fact about yourself?
     I sold educational books door-to-door this last summer working an average of 86 hours a week… in the cranberry capital of the United States. I feel like that’s pretty random.
  • Ski with music? Or music that gets you fired up/ want your skiing to feel like?
    I don’t always ski with music… but when I do I’m pretty bipolar and like a mix of chill - make you ski with wavey airplane arms, and crazy rap that makes tourists and locals think I’m a crazy psychopath….

Why Sego?

I won a pair of skis way back when, and had a good time. I love being able to arc some turns, jib around on the tips and tails and stomp some big drops. Plus local businesses rule :)