Our friends over at The Telluride Newb are always capturing the next adventure, the next big storm, and the next local story. If you haven't visited their blog, check it out... its awesome: http://www.telluridenewb.com/
Their newest piece is on local, Hilaree O'Neill. She's a skiier, mom, guide, and lots more. Check it out:
Hilaree O'Neill is anything but your traditional Telluride local. After spending 5 years ski-mountaineering, racing, modeling and essentially living it up in Chamonix, France, O'Neill moved to town 10 years ago for one primary reason: to be with her now current husband, Brian, who she originally met on a ski expedition to Aconcagua, the largest mountain in South America.
As a professional skier for The North Face, O'Neill travels all over the globe, skiing, filming and accomplishing what most avid skiers would kill to do. She's starred in numerous Warren Miller Films, contributed articles to "Skiing" magazine and has a full feature in "Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America," one of the newest and most visual ski-mountaineering books to hit the shelves.
When not shredding the backcountry or descending jagged peaks in the Northern Hemisphere, the 38-year-old can be found working for Helitrax, a local heli-skiing operation, or on the resort, teaching her two sons how to ski. As a bonus, she makes a killer Thanksgiving spread that all three of us were lucky enough to experience at the beginning of the season.
Song: "Here's To Now" by Ugly Cassanova