Mike Douglas & Anna Segal
Mike Douglas has been called one of the 10 most influential freeskiers of all time. He, along with the members of the New Canadian Air Force, pioneered modern freestyle skiing and developed the first high-performance twin tip ski with Salomon back in 1997. Since then he’s won dozens of awards for his skiing, and has more recently added award-winning filmmaker to his resume. His company, Switchback Entertainment, produces documentary adventure films and the web series Salomon TV.
Anna Segal is a professional skier from Melbourne, Australia. She competed on the international freeski circuit in slopestyle for 10 years and made her debut as an Olympic athlete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. She won gold in the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships and X-Games 13. The Olympics would be the end of her competitive career though, as she made the switch to filming. She now resides in Whistler, BC, where she challenges herself in the backcountry.
Protect Our Winters: Turning Passion Into Purpose
After witnessing the affects of climate change first hand in their travel around the mountain ranges of the world, Mike Douglas and Anna Segal decided to become members of Protect Our Winters – a US-based climate advocacy group founded by pro-snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007. Through their efforts in 2018, Protect Our Winters is now up and running in Canada with a mandate of uniting the outdoor community and empowering youth to demand action on climate change. Mike and Anna will speak of their experiences, pass along the latest climate data, and talk about solutions for the future.