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!

Ski Like a Man?

While this may double as shameless self-promotion of my current Mountain Girl column in Ski Press Canada, I couldn’t help posting it considering the subject matter – why I personally don’t want to ski like a man! If you can’t read it here, check it out at then go to page 14. Let me… Read more »

K2 Women's Weekend Taos

Adriana and I just had our women’s weekend here in Taos.   About half of the women attended the weekend last year.  It was great that we had ladies returning and it was a lot of fun…despite the fact that we didn’t get dumped on like we did last year during the event.  Instead it was… Read more »

North Cascade Heli

Just got home from an epic trip to the North Cascades. Located only 70 miles before the Canadian border, we’re lucky to have this little gem in the states. I was there with Dakine, Freeskier, and the Nimbus Independent film crew (be sure to check out their webisodes at With only 4 days booked… Read more »