“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.
Sometimes creativity manifests itself in me through music instead!
"Taos Skier and her Paintbrush"
A short film about two passions starring Malia.
Created by Tim Reeves