Trollhaugen Take the Rake

Meet the women who built this park at Trollhaugen.

Twelve women from all over the US came to Wisconsin to create the first-ever terrain park built only by women. All season, these individuals wield rakes and drive snowcats to create and maintain some of the best parks in the world. From Mammoth to Mt. Hood, Brighton to Boreal, and of course, Trollhaugen, too–meet the diggers and operators who are grooming the way for more women to join the ranks of the park crew.

Click on the images below to learn more about each person. Follow them on Instagram. And if you see them, rake in hand, when you’re riding at their resorts, give them a thank you. They’ll be hyped.

DIGGERS: These builders wield the rakes

Jess Goucher

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“Park crew is family and that’s probably my favorite thing.”

Laura Rogoski

Brighton Resort, Utah

“Having an idea, building it, riding it, reassessing it, making it better, riding it some more.”

Emily O’Connor

Trollhaugen, Wisconsin

“Sitting down as a team brainstorming something creative, putting in hours of hard work to shape it, and then watching it come to life.”

Hannah Peterson

Trollhaugen, Wisconsin

“Honestly, my favorite thing about my job is proving to the boys that I’m equally as capable as they are.”

Anny Vongsavanh

Woodward Tahoe, California

“If you’re intimidated, let your work and skills do the talking and you’ll end up on top! Chase your goals and ambitions, sis!”

Egan Wint

Brighton Resort, Utah

“My favorite thing is getting to build the park that I want to ride.”

Abby (Gail) Lewis

Timberline, Oregon

“There are so many different facets of this job that challenge me to be better and do better everyday.”

Natawnie Spellacy

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

“I love the community surrounding park riding. It’s really cool to contribute to something so many people are passionate about.”

Haley Boucot

Woodward Park City, Utah

“Asking questions and being vocal is how you learn and everyone at some point was where you were, just beginning and learning how to do it.”

OPERATORS: These builders drive the snowcats.

Chloe Butel

Sierra-at-Tahoe, California

“If you’re passionate about learning and care about your work, that will shine through regardless of your gender.”

Harmonee Johnson

Mammoth Unbound, California

“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not capable of being just as successful as the next guy. Terrain parks are for women too.”