Growing up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Robin Van Gyn has always lived outdoors and has spent the majority of her life by the ocean and in the mountains. With a strong attraction to the immenseness of mountains, she embarked on a professional snowboarding career at 21 and focused her sights on filming in the backcountry, where she still lives out her snowboard life. Split between the mountains and the ocean, Robin lives on Vancouver Island in the summer and in the coastal mountains all winter making sure she is getting the most of both worlds.
Over a ten year career in snowboarding, Robin has appeared in over seven films including most recently Teton Gravity Research’s Far Out, Depth Perception, and Runway Films’s ‘Full Moon’. She has been at the forefront of female backcountry snowboarding and has earned two Transworld Snowboarding “Women’s Video Part of the Year” awards in 2016 and 2017, as well as being nominated for Rider of the Year. Alongside professional snowboarding, Robin is also a guide at Baldface Lodge where she teaches avalanche safety and is the founder of the Lay Back Weekend which supports environmental, community, and cancer awareness. Being dedicated to spending time outside and bringing others out there with her to enjoy it has piqued her interest in making moves and joining POW to help protect the planet she loves and enjoys for the next generations.