Brittany Konsella grew up in Ohio, skiing at the age of 4. Trips to ski in Colorado and Utah at a young age opened her eyes to the true wonder of skiing and the beauty of the mountains. So, when it came time to apply for college, Brittany only looked west of the Mississippi. She attended CU Boulder, joined the Freestyle Ski team and competed throughout college, and eventually graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1998.
After competing, Brittany became a coach for the devo freestyle ski team, part of the Competition Center at Winter Park, CO. Even though enjoyed coaching, she knew something was lacking in her joy for skiing. Brittany found a renewed passion for skiing once she began dabbling in the backcountry. Ski mountaineering quenched her thirst, and in 2006 she decided to pursue her goal of skiing all of Colorado’s fourteen-thousand foot peaks. While looking for partners to help her with her goal, Brittany met Frank. After a torn ACL and a move to Crested Butte, Brittany finished skiing Colorado’s fourteeners in May 2011, and married Frank just a month later.
Brittany hopes that as an ambassador of the Avalanche Project, she can help to promote safe backcountry experiences by helping to spread the message of avalanche awareness to all levels backcountry skiers and snowboarders.