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FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE – Kim Reichhelm back on K2 Skis

11/1/10 (SEATTLE, Washington) –

Kim Reichhelm, legendary big mountain skier and entrepreneur of several women’s-only ski programs, this month has announced her return to sponsorship by K2 Skis.  As the only skier to have ever won the US, South American, and World Extreme Skiing Championships in the same year, Kim continues to be a lead ambassador for females in what was once known as a male-dominated sport.

Skiing with big mountain experts such as Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, and Glen Plake in the early 90s gave Kim solid experience in advanced terrain. She starred in Greg Stump’s classic film License to Thrill, skiing her K2’s with a ferocity not commonly seen by women skiers at that time. Her win at the first-ever World Extreme Skiing Championship in 1991 at Valdez, AK solidified Kim as a reputable skier in the most challenging terrain on earth.  As if that wasn’t enough to turn heads, she went back four years later and won the event again.

Kim now has years of experience in backcountry ski zones.  When she is not ripping apart aggressive lines in Alaska or Chile, Kim runs a unique company called “SkiwithKim,” which offers skiers of all ability levels the chance to learn and progress together through a series of highly personalized ski adventures in world-class locations.  Her aim is to help skiers explore their capabilities on skis in a safe and fun environment, so that they can advance and overcome challenges together.  She takes pride in educating skiers about backcountry skiing and helping others enhance both technique and self-confidence on the slopes.

Off the slopes, Kim has made numerous television appearances, as both a guest on “Late Night” with David Letterman and Dateline NBC, as well as by commentating and hosting various sports shows on networks such as ESPN, FOX, OLN, and Resort Sports Network.  A proficient, fun-loving, and energetic individual, Kim has a lot to share with both clients and friends on upcoming ski adventures through her guided tours.  This winter she looks forward to continually pushing the limits of female athletes in the backcountry, helping women and families find their niche in extreme skiing, and of course, getting some fresh powder under her K2 skis.