Andrew Pollard

Skier, River Guide, Artist


Alta, Utah


Salt Lake City, Utah

Andrew grew up in the small town of Alta, UT. The mountain was his babysitter and shaped the person he is today. Now, he gives back to the mountain which raised him by coaching the Alta Snowbird Freeride Team. Andrew also travels the world and competes on the Freeride World Tour with his little sister Jacqueline.

What do you do to create balance in your life?

I try to create balance in my life by spending winters in the mountains and summers on the rivers. I like the change of seasons and I use the mellow time on the river in the summer to balance the chaos of the winter. Its also nice to find time to slow down and do art when I feel like I am moving too fast.

What inspiration do you find in the outdoors or what motivates you to get outside?

Being outside is like being inside - except way better. Are you a house cat? No, walk out that door and get after it. Do I need to say more?

What does Let The Outside In mean to you?

Let the outside in means being affected by the environments that we live and play in. It important to be open to the landscape and let it become apart of you. Spending quality times in the mountains and outside with my friends is where people who are passionate about the outdoors are able to realize their core values.

How can you inspire others to Let The Outside In?

Doing things by yourself outside is fun. But doing it with a group of friends is so much better. What is the outdoors without having people to share it with? It is my goal as a person to show people the power of amazing places to create new bonds between friends, enemies, and family.