Ingrid Backstrom

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Date of Birth August 21, 1978
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington
Age 42 years old
Horoscope Leo

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Ingrid Backstrom is an internationally ranked professional skier from Seattle, Washington, United States. Backstrom graduated from Highline High School in Burien, Washington as a straight-A student, three-sport varsity athlete, and co-valedictorian. In 2000, Backstrom graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology. Her brother, Arne Backstrom, died in a skiing accident in 2010 at the age of 29. Backstrom established herself on the freeskiing scene through her performances in Matchstick Production's 2004 Yearbook and 2005 The Hit List. Since then she has been featured in several other ski films, including Warren Miller's Impact, Mark Obenhaus's Steep Matchstick Production's Seven Sunny Days, Claim, In Deep, The Way I See It, Attack of La Nina, and Superheroes of Stoke. Backstrom was the only female to be featured as one of Powder Magazine's Future Big Mountain Heroes in 2002.

About Ingrid Backstrom

Skier who became one of the most recognizable female skiers in the world with her appearances in popular ski films like Seven Sunny Days (2007), The Way I See It (2010) and Superheroes of Stoke (2012).

Before Fame

She graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. in geology in 2000.


She won Best Female Performance and Breakthrough Performance honors at the 2005 Powder Magazine Video Awards.

Family Life

She had a brother named Arne who perished in a skiing accident in 2010. She married Jim Delzer, with whom she has a daughter named Betty.


She was directed by Warren Miller in Impact (2004).

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Latest information about Ingrid Backstrom updated on January 16, 2021.

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