Professional photographer and filmmaker based in Crested Butte, Colorado, Sara is the owner of the production company The Road West Traveled, known for the award-winning ski documentary “Abandoned.” Sara has worked with various outdoor brands to provide commercial photography and videography services all over the world and across different campaigns. Sara is an experienced big mountain coach and a backcountry and big mountain skier currently competing on the Freeride World Qualifier Tour.
All of Stio's values resonate with me but if I had to choose one it would be that Outside is for Everyone. It is important for me to advocate for women and underrepresented groups in the outdoors, since I have personally felt so much liberation and experienced so much growth in the mountains. I want to share that with everyone.
I work hard but I play harder. Playing and being outside is essential for my mental and physical health.
Ski Denali in Alaska.
I have a playlist on Spotify called "Schralping" - it's for all of my fun mountain adventures full of upbeat and fun music!
You don't need to be a pro or expert to be a mountain athlete. Get outside, do what you enjoy, and do it in a way that feels good to you! The mountains and outdoors are for you!