Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Dynastar-Look-Lange, Smith Sport Optics, Mountain Athlete, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Pistil, and Gu
Current Transportation: 2000 Subaru Outback
Favorite Places: Tetons, WY; Lake Pend Oreille, ID; Alaska; La Grave, France; and several fine sand beaches closer to the equator.
Core Activities: Skiing, ski-mountaineering, rock climbing, alpine climbing
My Jam Is: Raggae, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Bass-heavy Electronica
Non-Core Activities: DJ-ing, yoga, gardening, writing
I Eat Lots Of: Kale—it's good for you. And French fries, to balance out the kale.
Fun Fact: I grew up on a farm in North Idaho and had to milk the goats and gather chicken eggs before I went to school in the morning.
Jessica Baker is a professional skier, mountain guide, instructor, and founder of Ski Divas Women’s Ski Camps skidivas.com. She grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho in the Selkirk mountains. From a young age she built a successful ski-racing career and in 1999 moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she pursued her love for backcountry adventures, freeskiing, big mountains, climbing, and ski mountaineering. In her career she has won over five big mountain freeskiing competitions; landing such titles as 2000 North American Freeskiing Champion, 2004 US Freeskiing Nationals Champion, 3rd overall Woman on the World Freeskiing Tour both 2004 and 2005, and more. Jessica is the first female heli-ski guide for Alaska Rendezvous Guides out of Valdez, AK and works for Exum mountain guides year round. She has completed big ski descents on Denali, The Grand Teton, Mt Aspiring, Mont Blanc, and more. She has been featured in ski film and television productions including ESPN, The Ski Channel, Fox Sports, Rage films, Storm Show Studios, and NBC productions. Jessica has also been featured in magazines and publications such as Powder, Outside, Skiing, SKI, Freeskier, National Geographic Adventure, Mountain Gazette, and The New York Times. Jessica continues to inspire and support women in the sport, and has been a featured speaker at several women’s sport specific conferences.