Snowboarding News | Friday February 26, 2016 | Shared By: Orage
Katie Hitchcock is an all mountain and backcountry skier. She’s a passionate outdoorsy little women and her loves goes beyond skiing. In recent times, she’s also become the new intern for our friends over at http://www.alpineinitiatives.org/" target="_blank">Alpine Initiatives. We were lucky enough to sit down for coffee while at SIA and just catch up.
Orage: Katie, where are you from?
Katie: Originally I’m from Steamboat, Colorado but I currently reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Orage: You (somewhat) recently joined the team over at http://www.alpineinitiatives.org/" target="_blank">Alpine Initiatives. How did that happen?
Katie: Well, I originally saw the logo in the movie All.I.Can. by https://sherpascinema.com/" target="_blank">Sherpas Cinema. I became obsessed with the logo and had to find out more. I eventually discovered AI and learned they where also from Steamboat so I hit them up!
The AI logo is just an all around awesome logo and it somehow grabs a lot of people’s attention. I regularly get asked about it whenever it’s visible.
Orage: The AI logo is a work of art. What exactly does an intern do at AI?
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Katie: [Laughs] Everything an intern needs to do! I’ll spend some time sending out thank you notes. I’ll write blog post and I’ll participate in organizing fundraisers.
Orage: You’re currently taking a school hiatus to focus on skiing. What were you studying in school?
Katie: Italian and environmental studies.
Orage: I’ve met so many people from Colorado in the last few days that are taking environmental studies! That’s pretty cool.
Katie: Yeah! Steamboat has a pretty recognized program for that.
Orage: How are you occupying your time off from school?
Katie: Skiing! I’m currently an Alta ski instructor. I’m also participating in some Freeride World Tour events.
Orage: What’s your favorite type of food?
Katie: Waffles. I love waffles. They’re surprisingly versatile.
Katie: Yeah! You can eat them with so many types of food.
[Editor’s note, http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/very-important-next-level-waffles-waffle-recipes#.wkG7ea7Vm" target="_blank">turns out they are versatile]
Orage: What gear are you riding this winter?
Katie: The Orage Deal Jacket, the Orage Marlène and the Orage Clara Shell Pant. I’m riding on a pair of Rossignol S7s and protecting my head with a Giro Helmet.
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Orage: What are you hobbies outside of skiing?
Katie: A ton. There’s so much to do in Utah. Rock climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing and playing bass.
Orage: What inspired you to start playing bass?
Katie: My dad always played guitar and in middle school I saw this girl absolutely shredding a base and I though it was so awesome. I had to learn.
Orage: What does a bassist listen to?
Katie: Hmmm. I like blues a lot. If I had to name bands that I’ve been listening to recently I would say Xavier Rudd, Box Tops, Talking Heads and Jimmy Buffet.
Orage: What’s the last book you read?
Katie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Orage: Anything else we should know about you?
Katie: I love hats. Especially weird funky ones!
You can follow Katie on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/katiedhitchcock/" target="_blank">@katiedhitchcock
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