Teton Village, WY


I’ve been around the world on ski expeditions and still find long days in the mountains to be the fire that keeps me going. I live in the Tetons with my husband and our two daughters, so the commute is easy! As a long time member of The North Face Global Athlete Team, I work on all sorts of projects such as product design and public speaking. With the 2015 publication of my book, Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits I can now also call myself an author. Once I hang my skis up for the summer (mid-June!) I love to climb, bike, trail run and grow vegetables in our greenhouse. On a year round basis, I am compelled to advocate for the complete protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I am a member of the Riders Alliance for Protect Our Winters and also serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Alpine Club.


  • First person to ski the Seven Summits, 2x World Freeskiing Women’s Champion
  • First ski descent of highest peak in US Arctic, First female solo ski descent of Grand Teton, A 2015
  • National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
  • Member of the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame

2017 Goal

We’ve had an unbelievable snow year so far in the Tetons, so I plan on spending my spring season (stable snow + longer days) pursuing local objectives that I’ve had my eye on for years. With some luck and hardwork, there may be a first somewhere in the mix!

Fun Fact

I raised a wolf while living in Colorado in my 20’s. He taught me much about life, love, freedom and the pursuit of living my truth.

Favorite GU Product

Sea Salt Chocolate Roctane Gel

Nutrition Tip

Put some Roctane Energy Drink Mix in a small, light thermos when on a winter ski tour and you can always add some snow (and more drink mix) to extend your hydration supply.