“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” - John Muir
Published on Nov 10, 2015
One part skier, one part artist, Taos ski patroller Malia Reeves explains how growing up in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains is a canvas of inspiration.
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Ski Touring in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. 2011. Photo by Emily Unger.
The last moves to the top of a chute in Wildy Bowl. 2015.
The mountains call me.
Professional ski patroller by winter and outdoor adventure instructor by summer, the beauty of the mountain clouds and the call of wild birds provide my studio with incredible inspiration.
Art and adventure collide and in their combined enchantment, I find my soul.
Leading backpacking trips in Denali State Park, Alaska. 2014.
Tuckerman's Ravine 2011
Cannon Cliff, NH 2009
Climbing at Lion's Den 2015
El Chalten, Argentina 2010
Kachina Peak 2015 Photo by Brett Hills
Costa Rica 2015
Ski Magazine December 2015
Sailing Florida Keys 2015
Alaska Backpack 2014
Kachina Peak Spring tour 2015
Dead Cholla Wall 2010
South Boundary Trail 2014
Via Ferrada Spain 2016
Avy 2 Course 2016
Gold Hill Backpack 2016
Vallecito Mt 2016
Taos Ski Valley 2016
"Taos Skier and her Paintbrush"
A short film about two passions starring Malia.
Created by Tim Reeves