Being Broken.

I was asked to write a blog about my injury. I think that’s a great idea. A lot of people talk about being injured and coming back to their career as pro athletes, but not many talk about the struggle to come back. What really happens when you’re injured? What happens when you don’t have… Read more »

K2 Sawtooth Hut Trip, April 2009

What a mountain range the Sawtooths are, majestic and huge, full of steep lines, narrow couliors and breath taking views.  It was a honor to be part of such a team; Andrew McLean, Mike & Claudia Hattrup, Lisa Watson, Gabe Rogel, Luke Miller & Ketchum local and guide Danny Walton made up our group. This… Read more »

K2's Ultimate Groove 2009; snow, sushi & sunshine!

Ultimate Groove had a fantastic year,  starting here in Colorado and spanning the globe, we found some new enthusiasm along the way and a lot of snow in our path. The women of Ultimate Groove were busy this season spreading the gospel of telemark skiing far and wide.  We donned our Marmot attire and strapped… Read more »

Skiing and Kids

My number one goal this season was to get my boys skiing. I figure, the more they enjoy skiing, the more time I can ski. The kids have also figured this out.  They have started to believe that the better they get, they may have a chance to go with mom on one of her ski… Read more »

08/09 season-Taos

It was a great winter all around and since it has ended…here are some pictures from my winter in Taos.

Free the heel, fly to Greenland!

From Couloiur to Cool Water! North Pole Bound! Spring?  Not so fast!  For me, it is time to head to Greenland to ski Polar Powder!  2009 marks my 4th year skiing in Greenland.  My first Greenlandic ski adventure was in 2000 when I spent 6 weeks as a still photographer on a film project for Men’s J0urnal.  We spent… Read more »

Tessa's Ascension Fundraising Event

On March 21st, Santa Fe Ski Patrol hosted the 4th annual Ascension.The event raised $1250 dollars to help people with breast cancer in meeting their treatment and rehabilitation needs. The event is also a way to honor our dear friend and co-worker Tessa Horan. Tessa was killed in a shark attack in Tonga while serving… Read more »

BC Adventure Camps in Valle Nevado, Chile-SEPT

Women’s Backcountry Adventure Camps provides women  the skills and confidence to be successful in the backcountry. During this eight day camp, you will learn an abundance of skills that will help you become successful and confidence skiers in the BC. Imagine skiing in the beautiful and immense high Andes mountain range in Chile.  As the… Read more »

There's still time! Sign up for the Queen's Cup in Park City!

If you haven’t signed up for the first all women’s ski and snowboard event hosted by Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah, now the time! The Queen’s Cup Open is a slope-style event open to ALL female athletes. You’ll be able to shred with the pros, win great prizes and have the opportunity… Read more »

TSV's Breast Cancer Fundraiser

One of the coolest things for me about the Alliance is the partnership with the Breast Cancer Foundation. In order to be a part of the movement to raise funds for breast cancer research in a small way, I agreed to model (yup, makeup, big hair, catwalk – the whole shebang) for a the breast… Read more »


I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Whistler in February for Ski Press Magazine and was reminded what an incredible place it is. I haven’t been since ’05 and I truly forgot how much that place has to offer. In addition to world-class skiing – it snowed 3 feet while I… Read more »

Girls Weekend in NC

A few girls and I headed back up to Sugar Mtn. for one of the last ski weekends of the season.  All of our husbands are in the Marine Corps together and all three of theirs are currently deployed overseas.  I figured it was the perfect time for a girls’ trip.  As we came into… Read more »

Colorado K2 Alliance Ski Day @ Vail

On Saturday, March 14th, the Colorado Alliance had a ski day at Vail. Eight girls and two guys joined us to take advantage of the beautiful spring conditions, rip some groomers and just have a bit a of fun… Our next day day is April 26th at Arapaho Basin…Come join us!