Alli Widman

Founder & CEO

Alli has been an avid skier and traveler her entire life and has not missed a ski season since starting at age 8. Following years of frustration with a lack of comprehensive, reliable ski resources for recreational skiers, she launched Avant Ski just before for the 2018-19 season in North America. 

Alli spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, though her true passion has always been fitness and travel. Alli loves to explore new places and could not be more excited to share her learnings along the way. Alli loves all things active. When she is not skiing or writing about ski travel, you can find her running around NYC, either chasing her two small boys or training for her next marathon. Alli studied Biology and Economics at Stanford University and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Favorite Resort / Trail:

This is like asking if I have a favorite kid!

Aspirational Resort:

Niseko, specifically to ski there after running the Tokyo Marathon

2020-21 Season Goals:

Visit at least 5 new resorts, improve my form in steeper and bumpier terrain

Most Days in a Season:



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