Solitude Ambassadors

Get to know these dedicated skiers and riders, who are the welcoming face of Solitude both on site and online. Give them a follow on Instagram, and say hi if you see them on the slopes. Check out the Spotify playlist which contains a collaboration of all their favorite ski tunes. 

Dane Weister

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dane moved to Utah in 2016 from Big Sky, Montana. His favorite thing about Solitude is the variety of terrain accessed by the Summit Express chairlift.

What's the best way to start the day?
Eating breakfast on a chairlift or cooking in the lift line.

What would you rate 10/10?
Utah's snow quality.

Words to live by:
"I can stick uphill ice on my saucer." - Shane McConkey

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Ashley Lodmell

Originally from Vancouver, Washington, Ashley grew up ski racing in Oregon and raced in North American Cup races and U.S. Nationals. She is now a sophomore at the University of Utah studying operations and supply chain with a minor in environmental and sustainability studies.

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Hogwarts.

What would you rate 10/10?
A good powder day followed by tacos or a burrito.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with no preparation?
The importance of sports, the outdoors — especially skiing for young athletes due to the valuable life lessons it teaches.

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Patrick Spence

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Patrick relocated to Salt Lake City and has been skiing the Wasatch for the last ten years. He loves everything about Big Cottonwood Canyon and now calls it home.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Paying my bills.

If you could turn any non-snow activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning?
Bocce ball.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
Anything by LCD Soundsystem.

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Hannah Peterson

A Utah native, Hannah is a big mountain skier who grew up competing on the Solitude Development Team. She fell in love with skiing at a young age, and it's all been "downhill" from there!

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
My addiction to skiing.

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Neverland — because I never want to grow up.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
“Don’t get sendy." — My mom

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Kylie Crane

I am four years old, and I have been skiing and snowboarding since I could walk. My parents first took me to Solitude when I was five days old; and now every weekend I ski with my mom, dad, and baby brother, Xander, at Solitude. I love it here. 

What movie title best describes your life?
Happy Feet

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Arendelle from Frozen, so I could ski it

What makes your unique?
My mom, dad, and baby brother, Xander.

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Wesley Seybold

Wesley considers himself just another east coast transplant who came to Utah from Long Beach Island, NJ "for one season." Whether it's making snow on the midnight shift or camping and touring in the backcountry, he loves everything about winter sports and the challenging terrain at Solitude.

What makes you unique?
An endearing combination of stubbornness and relentless enthusiasm mixed with terrible vision and a passion for boardsports.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
Moving to Utah in 2005 with no job or plan!

What’s the best way to start the day?
Bacon.

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Jamie Crane-Mauzy

Jamie grew up on the East Coast skiing since she could walk. By the time Jamie was 18 years old, she had won Junior World Championships in New Zealand and moved to Utah to become a professional slopestyle and halfpipe skier. In 2015, Jamie crashed badly and went into a coma. She lived, recovered, went back to skiing and adventuring the world, bringing a unique, inspiring story with her. Learn more about her story here.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with no preparation?
Well, I am a public speaker. I talk about neuroplasticity and the communication surrounding brain injuries, how glass ceilings are created,  and how to view the struggles presented by a brain injury with a growth mindset.

What’s the best way to start the day?
Taking the puppies for a walk, knowing it’s a day on the mountain.

What would you rate 10/10?
Cruising sunny, corduroy tracks (yep, i’m from the east!) or fresh, light powder.

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Davis Lentz

Davis hails from Barrington, Rhode Island and spent his winters skiing Sugarbush, Vermont prior to moving west to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He loves to ski pow, jump off things, and get outside whenever possible!

What fictional place would you most like to go?
Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
“This must be the place” by the Talking Heads.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
Jumped a 12 stair set on a Lime scooter (video on instagram).

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Briella Brice

Briella is from Hawley, Pennsylvania, and has been skiing since she was two years old. Her favorite things about Solitude are the views when riding up Summit Express and shredding up Honeycomb Canyon on a powder day.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
"Space Oddity" by David Bowie.

What’s the best way to start the day?
Waking up to lots of new snow outside!

What would you rate 10/10?
French fries.

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Chelsea Gallant

Three years ago, Chelsea moved to Park City in order to pursue her love for the outdoors. She can comfortably say after visiting all five Utah national parks, riding at almost every ski resort here, and hiking countless peaks, she won’t be moving back east anytime soon. She loves Solitude for its homegrown vibe and community that always makes her feel she's coming home.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with no preparation?
Why dogs are better than cats.

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
My family’s cell phone plan.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Read. I have never (and will hopefully never) used an electronic device to read a good book.

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Hunter Hansen

Hunter Hansen was born and raised right here in Salt Lake City, Utah. Skiing has always been his deepest passion, and he is very thrilled to call Solitude his home mountain this year. He also loves to play music, mountain bike, and travel with his wife.

What makes you unique?
I actually grew up with an extremely rare degenerative hip disease. After multiple miracles, my hip grew back on its own! I’ve always felt very blessed to be able to ski the way I do.

What song is in your earbuds on a pow day?
I don’t listen to music while I ski. I actually prefer the sound of the wind and snow!

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