Salomon female freeskiers
Lani Bruntz and Mali Noyes; photo credit: Adam Clark.

Duo Completes First All-Female Winter Wasatch Traverse

Today, Salomon launched The WURL — its first all-female episode of Salomon TV.

The Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup (WURL) is a litmus test for trail runners in the summer, but it’s never been done in the winter. Until now. The film features freeskiers Mali Noyes and Lani Bruntz as they take on fresh snow on the Wasatch peaks of Utah.

In the WURL, the female duo completes a continuous traverse of the linkup on skis — adding up to 58 km (more than 36 miles) of ski touring. Looking for women-led ski inspiration? Watch the new Salomon film here.

Now, this isn’t the only all-female ski film out there. Lynsey Dyer led the movement with a Kickstarted girl-power ski film back in 2014. Then there’s the satirical ski film “Dream Job,” which was both female-starred and female-directed. And, of course, the MountainFilm Festival award-winning “Originate” ski film, starring Michelle Parker, was released this spring.

But they are still few and far between, so it’s awesome to see Salomon contributing to the lineup this season.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.