About Me


I used to have a desk job with travel perks, working as an editor at Outside Magazine, Skiing Magazine, then as the freeskiing editor for ESPN.com. Now, I'm my own boss, a freelance writer, based in Tahoe City, California.

I'm a correspondent for Outside Magazine, a senior correspondent for Powder Magazine, an editor-at-large for Backcountry Magazine, a contributing snowsports editor for REI's Co-Op Journal, and a regular contributor to publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, Red Bulletin, Men's Journal, and more. I’ve written features about the housing crisis in ski towns, a murder at a remote kayak lodge, and a barber who pioneered the sport of river surfing. I’ve profiled athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin, Laird Hamilton, and Lolo Jones.

I also write stories and create authentic, credible content for brands, many in the ski and outdoor industry and beyond. For examples of my writing for clients like Red Bull Media House, Flylow, Gore-Tex, and others, please see my commercial work here

If that doesn't keep me busy enough, I'm also a mom to two adventurous kids and I started and run a co-working space in Tahoe for freelancers and start-ups called the Tahoe Mill Collective. Thanks for checking out my work.

To reach me, please email me at megan@meganmichelson.com.