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A native of Norwich, Vermont, Greta Close caught the ski bug after walking away from her college hockey career at the University of Vermont and she hasn’t looked back since.


Following her first ski season at Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort—cut short by the onset of COVID—Close took a year off from college to live out her ski bum dreams in Jackson, WY. In the Tetons, her introduction to the outdoor industry was fast tracked.


A winter in Jackson lead to a spring in Utah and a summer in Alaska and in each place Close was just as captivated by the natural environment as she was by people she met and the stories they shared.


After graduating from the University of Vermont in December 2021, Close spent a second ski

​bum winter on the slopes of Alta Ski Resort. Eager to combine her love of outdoor action sports with her passion for storytelling, she interned for Backcountry magazine. Today, after a month-long stint lobstering in Maine, she has returned as an associate editor for Backcountry and it's sister publication Mountain Flyer.


While she's immersed herself in the outdoor industry, Close has a profound curiosity for the world outside her professional sector. With degrees in Global Studies and Religion, she values an awareness of the world, its people and the contexts that shape our present reality.

When not at her desk, Close can be found on trails—running, mountain biking, skiing or hiking—listening to podcasts, planning trips to new places...or taking them.

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