Where are you from and where do you live now?
Currently based in Carbondale, CO but grew up in Washington State, where it’s steep, deep, and sometimes quite wet. Though I think the high moisture content helps to build strong quads. Haha.
Mt. Baker, WA. The in-bounds terrain, access to incredible backcountry, and the great community… but the North Cascades, in general, are something to inspire lore. Currently based out of Carbondale, CO I’m getting pretty excited about the local range, the easy access to a zone that reminds me a lot of the PNW, and the proximity to the San Juans.
Your home ski area?
Highlands, Aspen, CO will be my local hill this winter. Excited for the new terrain, great views of the Elks, and uphill access.
What was your first experience with skis?
I switched from skiing to snowboarding in college. I was working for an adaptive ski organization helping folks with disabilities get out on the snow. I took a few clinics from some coworkers and figured I was ready for the steeps, went over to the steepest pitch at the local hill, Alpental, and just kind of decided to send it. It was pretty moguled out but it was spring so they were big and a bit forgiving… Fortunately, I only tomahawked less than I can count on two hands, kept both of my knees fully intact, and haven’t touched a snowboard since.
What are your favorite sports/hobby/activities?
Skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and writing music.
A few years ago, I fell hard for the Majesty Vixens… they were my do-everything skis. Light and nimble for the uphill but could still stomp in a competition, and I haven’t looked back since - they keep getting better and better! I can’t wait to try out my new quiver in the CO Rockies and touring PNW volcanoes in the spring.
How long have you been with Majesty?
Nearly 5 years. :)
What are your achievements with Majesty so far?
Teaching some women’s-specific ski clinics, some fun lines in the Cascades, successful freeride competitions, and connecting with some incredible folks across the ski-world.
What are your future plans with Majesty?
Go on long walks through some big beautiful terrain that I haven’t yet explored, check some inspiring lines of the tick-list, and continue to help build and empower communities around women and skiing.