“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.

Learn more at http://www.SkiTaos.com/Secrets.

Ski Touring Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. 2011. Photo by Emily Unger

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.

Leading backpacking trips in Denali State Park, Alaska. 2014.

Sometimes creativity manifests itself in me through music instead!

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Slickrock 2014

Slickrock 2014

Tuckerman's Ravine 2011

Tuckerman's Ravine 2011

Cannon Cliff, NH 2009

Cannon Cliff, NH 2009

Climbing at Lion's Den 2015

Climbing at Lion's Den 2015

El Chalten, Argentina 2010

El Chalten, Argentina 2010

Kachina Peak 2015 Photo by Brett Hills

Kachina Peak 2015 Photo by Brett Hills

Costa Rica 2015

Costa Rica 2015

Ski Magazine December 2015

Ski Magazine December 2015

Moab 2014

Moab 2014

Sailing Florida Keys 2015

Sailing Florida Keys 2015

Alaska Backpack 2014

Alaska Backpack 2014

Kachina Peak Spring tour 2015

Kachina Peak Spring tour 2015

Dead Cholla Wall 2010

Dead Cholla Wall 2010

South Boundary Trail 2014

South Boundary Trail 2014

Via Ferrada Spain 2016

Via Ferrada Spain 2016

Avy 2 Course 2016

Avy 2 Course 2016

Gold Hill Backpack 2016

Gold Hill Backpack 2016

Vallecito Mt 2016

Vallecito Mt 2016

Taos Ski Valley 2016

Taos Ski Valley 2016

"Taos Skier and her Paintbrush"

A short film about two passions starring Malia.

Created by Tim Reeves

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