About Me


I’ve worked as a local newspaper reporter, a fact checker, a gear tester, an online editor, a copywriter, a filmer, a photographer, 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 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 senior correspondent for Powder Magazine, an editor-at-large for Backcountry Magazine, and a contributor to places like Outside, Vice, and the San Francisco Chronicle. (I also started and run a co-working space in Tahoe for freelancers and start-ups.) Thanks for checking out my work.

I also do copy writing work, helping give brands an authentic, credible voice. For examples of my writing for clients like Red Bull Media House, REI's Co-Op Journal, Flylow, Gore-Tex, and others, please see my commercial work here

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