Go ski in Chile with this epic lady and you’ll thank us later

Go ski in Chile with this epic lady and you’ll thank us later

Winter in Chile is kicking off phenomenally, and we’re sure you want to get there. But how are you going to pull it off? One way is with Kim Reichhelm, who’s been running camps down south for years and showing skiers the best of times on the best of terrain.

Don’t let Kim fool you. Yeah, she’s a bit older, but she’s pretty much the most hilarious and feisty—and, at times, immature-mannered (in the best way possible)—woman on the slopes. Pure fun. She probably rips plenty harder than you, too, meaning she has plenty to teach even the cockiest of skiers. (Yes, Kim would have made a cock joke here.)

The average age for these camps is around 40, but rippers as young as 13 have attended, and Kim says she can cater to absolutely anyone who’s at least an intermediate skier and willing to simply have a good time. She also says that hosting groups is especially common (families, friend groups, work groups, etc.), and that working with a wide variety of talent is her area of expertise. Chile offers a huge range of terrain with something for everyone, and she knows how to navigate it all with grace. A couple folks want to shred groomers? A couple folks want to send cliffs? It can all be done in one run and the whole crew can meet up at the lift for another lap, no problem.

Check out some more info about Kim, below, as well as a list of trips offered this summer.


A taste of what awaits in Chile—and one hell of a taste, at that.

About Kim:

“Kim Reichhelm has been active in the sport of skiing since the age of three. Kim raced for 16 years, competing for the US Ski Team, the University of Colorado 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 and 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, “Sick Sense” Match Stick Productions.

In 1989 Kim Reichhelm founded Women’s Ski Adventures. A unique and innovative program for women of all skiing abilities. Under Reichhelm’s direction, Women’s Ski Adventures has taught thousands of women all around the world to have more fun on the slopes, boost their confidence and becoming better skiers. The 2015 season marks Kim’s 27nd 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 Steep Skiing camps in 1995. This coed program caters to men and women, advanced and expert skiers looking to challenge their skiing to a new level. In addition, Kim organizes adventure travel and heli-skiing for private and corporate groups in Alaska, Chile, Japan and Iceland.

Reichhelm is a technical advisor for K2 Sports. Working with engineers and designers, Kim’s responsibilities include design feedback for products specific to women. Reichhelm meets with her team and marketing directors through the year to help produce, market and promote state of the art ski equipment for K2.

Kim Reichhelm lives in Aspen, Colorado and represents: K2 skis, boots and helmets, Marker, Oakley, Gorsuch, Hestra, Clifbar Aloe Up, Turtle Fur, Peeled Snacks and Transpack.

When Kim is not skiing she lives in Baja Mexico, surfing, kite-surfing and fishing.”

Kim’s running four Chilean camps in August:
  • August 5-12 @ Valle Nevado (Advanced/Intermediate), 28 miles away from Santiago and 7,000 acres of Chilean pow.
  • August 13-20 and 20-27 @ Portillo (Advanced/Intermediate), two different weeks with the flexibility to ski as much as you want, where you want, as well as the freedom and relaxation to take in the beauty and culture of the Andes Mountains.
  • August 27-September 2 @ Santiago (Experts, Heli-skiing), endless terrain and untouched snow just moments away from the heart of Santiago.
  • To learn more, head to skiwithkim.com.

    Related: Never stop shredding: 10 summer ski camps for the year-round two-planker

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