Emily Heikkinen

Emily Heikkinen

Emily grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where cross-country skiing and snowmobiling were the only reliable ways of transportation. She found her way out west in 1993 and hasn’t left. Emily is a PSIA level 3 Telemark and Alpine instructor at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO and works as the Backcountry Babes’ lead ski instructor.

When the ski season ends, Emily moves her trusty Airstream trailer to Moab, UT where she works as a multi-day mountain bike guide across the wild west. She also leads an annual mountain bike trip for Backcountry Babes. Rest time for Emily means hot springs and relaxing in her 1970 Airstream trailer that she calls home.