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.”