The Pret Team

Meet our athletes. They’re Olympians, world champions, and all-around trailblazers — an impressive group of pro skiers and snowboarders to say the least. See where their adventures take them and which Pret helmet they choose to rock on every run.


Caroline Gleich

Discipline: Ski Mountaineering & Backcountry Skiing

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Favorite Helmet: Lyric X2

Projects: 1st Woman and 4th Person to Ski all 90 lines in “The Chuting Gallery”, Follow Through, Successful summit of Everest/Chomolungma, The Caroline Gleich Show

Links:, Instagram

Kyle Smaine

Discipline: Freeride / Soul Skiing / Just Likes to Ski Everything

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Favorite Helmet: Fury X

Accomplishments: 1st Place 2018 Mammoth Grand Prix - Ski Halfpipe, 2015 FIS World Champion - Halfpipe, X Games Finals, Haver of the Most Fun (it's a real award I just made up)

Links: TikTok, Instagram, YouTube

Tess Johnson

Discipline: Freestyle Mogul Skiing

Hometown: Vail, CO

Favorite Helmet: Cynic X2

Accomplishments: 2018 Olympian, World Cup Winner and 4x Podium, World Championships Bronze Medalist, Currently ranked 6th in the world, 7 years on the US Ski Team

Links:, Instagram, Facebook

Kai Owens

Discipline: Freestyle Mogul Skiing

Hometown: Vail, CO

Favorite Helmet: Cynic X2

Accomplishments: Dual Moguls World Cup win, Rookie of the year 2021, 4th overall on the World Cup tour

Links: Instagram, Facebook

Ian Hamilton

Discipline: Backcountry Freeride

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Favorite Helmet: Cirque X and Fury X

Projects: Poor Boyz Productions Undiscovered Contest Winner, Long slopestyle career ranked top 50 in the world, Filmmaker and Producer: Imagine / Funky / Soft Landings

Links: Instagram

Kilian Echalier

Discipline: Freeride & Ski Mountaineering

Hometown: Châtel, France

Favorite Helmet: Cynic AT2

Projects: Skied the 30 highest summits of Austria in 8 months, Far East Freetouring movie in Bulgaria, OGT Steep skiing movie in Italy

Links: Instagram

Giray Dadali

Discipline: Freeski

Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

Favorite Helmet: Fury X

Accomplishments: 5X promodel skis with J skis since 2015, "You Can Tour with Us" Series with Daymaker Touring, Gold Character of Look Pivot, Winner of 2013 Redbull La Bosse, ColdSmoke Freeride 2015 Winner

Links: Instagram, YouTube

Kaily Blackburn

Discipline: Retired Park-Rat: Slopestyle gone Freeride

Hometown: Denver, CO

Favorite Helmet: Lyric X2

Accomplishments: Co-Founder + CEO Cornerstone Skate Foundation, FWQ top 20 finish Americas 2020, 11th in USA

Links: Instagram, Facebook

Anna Miller

Discipline: Snowboardcross

Hometown: Orem, UT

Favorite Helmet: Vision X

Accomplishments: 2020 North American Cup Winner, Qualified for World Championships in 2019, 15th 2020 Cervinia World Cup

Links: Instagram, Facebook

Luke Smithwick

Discipline: Ski Mountaineering

Hometown: Victor, ID (Tetons)

Favorite Helmet: Cynic X2

Projects: The HIMALAYA 500

Links:, Instagram

Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada

Discipline: Ski Mountaineering

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Favorite Helmet: Vision X

Projects: Environmental Sociologist, Writer for Melanin Basecamp, Woman of Color taking up space in snow sports!

Links: Instagram