28 January 2015

Pretty Faces: An Interview with Lynsey Dyer

I'll admit it - I'm a total fan-girl for Lynsey Dyer. I've watched her in ski movies for years and have always followed her projects with interest. She's an incredibly talented skier, and she's also a photographer, artist, and newly a feature-film maker.

When The Mountaineers got the opportunity to host Lynsey's all-women ski film, Pretty Faces, I was elated. I knew it would sell out (it did) and I knew it would inspire and amaze (in spades). Not only was the film fantastic, highlighting the strengths while also acknowledging the weaknesses of females in the outdoors, but it brought together a crowd of women so full of stoke I thought the roof was going to fly off our building.

I was honored to do Lynsey's intro in front of our sold-out crowd of 450 attendees, and even more excited to sit down with her before the show to talk about her inspiration and motivation in putting together Pretty Faces. You can read the entire article here, or via the images below (click to expand).

14 January 2015

Meany Lodge: A Gateway to Adventure

Meany Lodge is one of The Mountaineers three mountain lodges located in the heart of Snoqualmie Valley. Boasting the world's fastest rope tow (ascending 450 vertical feet at a blistering 17mph) and home to a colorful cast of characters, Meany is a place suspended in time - the perfect place to get away from it all.

For the November-December edition of Mountaineer magazine, I sat down with a 'Meanyite' to find out about his family legacy at meany, and why he's so inspired to transport his family there today. You can read the full article here, or via images below (click to expand).

p.s. It's still SUPER exciting to see my words in print - in case you were wondering if the novelty has warn off. It hasn't :)