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 http://skipressworld.com/ca/index.php/canadavol23no3-8.html 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 www.nimbusindependent.com). With only 4 days booked… Read more »

Girls in the park

Chicago Winter Festival went off last weekend with a rail jam set up in Grant Park.  Raging Buffalo a local snowboard park in one of the Chicago Suburbs put on the event that brought in about 50 contestants, a mix of skiers and boarders.  Only 5 of which were girls and none of which were… Read more »

A Women's Place Is On Top

Ok, you caught me. I stole the title for this post from a book written by Arlene Blum that tells the story of an all-female trip to the summit of Annapurna in 1978. Bad a** chicitas. I know, I was there. Well, ok, I wasn’t exactly there there—I was a year old in ‘78—but I… Read more »

Backcountry Star

A little K2 love in Backcountry.com.  Alliance member, Lindsay Yaw in a little powder at Valhalla Mtn Touring Lodge in B.C.           If only every day was a powder day….

Skiing in North Carolina

To some “Skiing in North Carolina” may sound like a myth.  I am here to tell you it is the truth… we even get REAL snow.  Now granted I enjoy those sweet powder days out west like the rest of you, but for a quick trip in the south Sugar Mountain (www.skisugar.com) will help the… Read more »