by intern | January 23, 2020 11:30 am
A local ski legend, Kim Reichhelm, named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Skiers of All Time by Skiing magazine, is known in Aspen and worldwide for her Ski With Kim adventures. A champion in the world, U.S., and South American Extreme Skiing Championships, Reichhelm was a defining force behind women’s big mountain skiing in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and subsequently pioneered the concept of women-only ski clinics.
“A group experience is even more empowering than a one-to-one lesson, because we learn from one another,” Reichhelm says, explaining why women’s camps are key for improvement. “I’ve found it can be easier to process the information when we are listening to someone teach another person. It takes the pressure off of the individual and allows everyone to relax and learn more.”
Now with expanded offerings, Reichhelm’s Ski With Kim courses lead women through inbounds and backcountry terrain on guided trips that are shaping a new generation for the sport. Also a member of the K2 skis athletic and design team, Reichhelm provides attendees at her women’s clinics with the chance to enjoy complimentary, state-of-the-art women’s specific K2 demo skis. Her clients can test out all different skis, which helps them make educated buying decisions without any pressure. Inspirational female guests and uplifting conversations are woven throughout the camps.
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