Svea Irving is a decorated member of the U.S. Freeskiing Team. She began competing in mogul skiing at age 7. By 9, she followed her brother, Birk, also a pro freeskier, into the park and pipe program at her home mountain of Winter Park, Colorado. At 14, she was invited to compete in the U.S. team. “From that point on, I felt like it was meant to be,” Irving says. “I continued to compete in halfpipe and travel the world amongst some of the best athletes in halfpipe skiing.” She competed in in World Cups, Dew Tour, World Championships, and X Games, earning a bronze medal in the halfpipe at the 2023 X Games in Aspen.
“Even though halfpipe is what I train for all summer and winter long, I have more recently grew fond of chasing powder and backcountry jumps,” she says. “Something I love about skiing is the different aspects and growth. Being a halfpipe skier, it is cool to go ski in different places and notice the talented athletes outside of my own discipline. As a female athlete and with the platform I have been given I hope to continue to inspire and push women's skiing in every way that I can.”