Meet Kim Reichhelm
Kim Reichhelm has been active in the sport of skiing since the age of three. Kim raced for 16 years, competing for the U.S .Ski Team, the Univ.of CO and the Women’s Pro Tour. She is a two time World Extreme Skiing Champion and is the only extreme skier to win the North American, South American World Extreme Skiing titles in one season. Reichhelm has been featured as an extreme skier on “Late Night” with David Letterman, “Good Morning America”, “Wide World of Sports” and NBC “Date-Line”. Kim has worked in television as a color analyst and reporter for ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Sports and has hosted instructional programs for RSN and Outdoor Life. Some of Reichhelm’s ski movie appearances include: “License To Thrill” Greg Stump, “To The Limit” I-Max Films (Stunt Double), “No Man’s Land” Christian Begin Productions and “Sick Sense” Match Stick Productions.
In 1989 Kim Reichhelm founded Women’s Ski Adventures, an innovative program designed for women of all skiing abilities. Under Reichhelm’s direction, Women’s Ski Adventures has taught thousands of women all around the world how to have more fun on the slopes, boost their confidence and go home better skiers. The 2011 season marks Kim’s 23rd season of hosting and directing these empowering clinics.
Because of her success as an extreme skier and the popularity of Women’s Ski Adventures Reichhelm created Black Diamond Adventures in 1995. This co-ed program caters to men and women who are advanced skiers looking to take their skiing to a new level. Now renamed Steep Skiing Camps, Kim takes advanced skiing groups and families around the world to enjoy some Alaska Heli Skiing or Ski Chile in the beautiful background of the Chilean Alps.
Reichhelm also works as a technical advisor for K2 skis, Dalbello boots and Nils skiwear. Working with engineers and designers Kim’s responsibilities include design feedback for products specific to women. Reichhelm meets with designers and marketing directors throughout the year to help produce, market and promote state of the art ski equipment for women.
Kim Reichhelm lives in Aspen Colorado and represents several companies including: K2 skis, poles and helmets, Dalbello boots,Nils Skiwear, Hestra, Clif bar, Oakley, Smartwool, Aloe Up, Turtle Fur, and Los Vascos Vineyards.