Forrest Coots

Sport

Ski

Hometown

Mount Shasta, California, USA

Hometown

Mount Shasta, California, USA

Sport

Ski

Growing up skiing on the 14,179ft high volcanic Mt. Shasta, Forrest was instilled with an early appreciation for adventure. Equipped with a ski racing background, Forrest, who is often considered to be a well-oiled machine by his ski partners, finds solace in steep technical terrain. He is also revered for his fastidious packing and trip planning spreadsheets. However, in true Californian form, he gently removes all conscious expectations of a journey and lets the odyssey take over. When Forrest, who is a father of two, isn’t meticulously measuring out rations for his next exploit, he can be found working on Mt. Shasta as a climbing ranger or exercising his mind with his political science degree.

Achievements

  • Member of "A Skiers Journey" film series with Jordan Manley and Chad Sayers 
  • Multiple ski mountaineering expeditions all over the world from Alaska, Patagonia, Peru,  and the Himalayas
  • Published photos throughout the world's ski magazines
  • Wilderness climbing ranger for US forest service on Mt. Shasta, California during the summer months
  • A master of type two sufferfest skiing adventures 
  • Father of two kids, mastering and finding the balancing between family life and skiing in the big mountains