Elyse Saugstad is having an all-time year. After bringing home a handful of coveted Powder awards, Saugstad is adding one more prestigious accolade to her list: Freeskier’s 2018 female skier of the year. Over 200 of the most talented and esteemed skiers in the industry were asked to rank athletes who in their mind had a stand out 2018 season. Saugstad won by a landslide. No surprise here, Saugstad has been an incredible athlete and inspiration not just in 2018, but throughout the entirety of her career.