Yitka Winn is a freelance writer based in Telluride, Colorado who spends the majority of her outdoors time in either snowboard boots or running shoes. She’s been snowboarding for over a decade, sampling powder across the West, from Mount Baker to Tahoe to Telluride.
Her past professional adventures have included overseeing gear reviews as Associate Editor for Trail Runner magazine, writing snow-sports product information and blogging for REI, and serving as Assistant Editor for Seattle-based Outdoors NW and Western SnowSports magazines. She joined the Gear Institute faculty as a snowboard-boot tester for 2015.
When she’s not on her board, Yitka can generally be found baking (and eating) vegan cookies, riding her Swiss Bob at high speeds, or training for her next 100-mile run.