Johnny Collinson skiing on Mount Lefroy during a ski mountaineering trip at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada on May 6, 2016.
Johnny Collinson poses for a portrait at Abbot Pass Hut during a ski mountaineering trip at Banff National Park - Alberta, Canada in 2016


United States

United States



An accomplished mountaineer, American Johnny Collinson is rightfully recognised as one of the world's very best big-mountain freeskiers.

Date of birth

March 29, 1992


Salt Lake City, Utah, USA




United States

United States

Career start



Freestyle skiing

Johnny Collinson didn’t waste any time getting to the top of mountains. As a young child, he’d explore his home mountain of Snowbird, Utah – where his dad worked as the ski patrol director and his family lived in employee housing at the base of the mountain.

In the summers, he and his family – including older sister, Angel, also a pro skier – would climb peaks all over the west, with Johnny summiting Mount Rainier at age four and soon knocking off other iconic peaks like Mount Whitney, Mount Hood and Mount Shasta. By age 17, he became the youngest person in the world to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on all seven continents, including the world’s tallest, Mount Everest.