Featured Athlete: Grete Eliassen


Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier.

Marie-France Roy

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy a mountain or cat-skiing operation.

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

Learning where dairy products actually come from. Look it up!

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Trina, the rapper, but she’s real : )

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Just being invited onto another WME movie after having my kids was a dream come true! The crew was exceptionally awesome and being able to film at my home resort of Solitude was just unreal. It was one of the best weeks of my life.

How do you like spending your down days?

At home skiing at Solitude for myself. I love skiing through the trees there and finding my untracked stashes of snow, no matter how long I have been gone on a trip.

Fondest memory from learning to ski or ride?

Following my mom off jumps doing huge spread eagles.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

I literally skied on my Armada Skis VJJ UL almost every day this year unless I was hitting rails. The name is funny, but the ski is my favorite by far.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can hold a head-stand forever and I can do over 300 sit-ups.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Getting more girls the opportunity to play sports via the Women’s Sports Foundation and supporting and becoming an ally for trans athletes.

How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

It was my comeback year! It started with small hand made rail in my yard to skiing over 115 days on snow.

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

Whatever Taylor Brooke Lundquist & Marie-France Roy are doing on their skis and snowboards. Getting back to being a freeskier, no coaches, no rules, just fun!

Favorite classic ski film and why?

The Game by PBP… I probably watched that movie over 100 times while I was tuning my race skis back in the day. Little did I know I was manifesting what was to come over and over again. I love a good ski movie with great music.

What is your biggest goal/something you hope to achieve in your ski career?

I hope to influence more young female pro skiers.



Don't miss Grete in our 72nd film, Winter Starts Now, dropping Fall 2021!