Next Level Skiing S6, E1 | Just Breathe with Kim Grant
S6, E1 – Just Breathe with Kim Grant
Kim Grant skins along a penguin colony in Antarctica.
If you’ve ever crowded into the snowy, frigid lift line at the base of Silverton Mountain in the morning as groups are dividing by skill level, you’ve likely heard requests for Kim Grant.
“Is Kim working?” “Where’s Kim’s group?”
The 25-year ski guide who moves between the rowdy San Juans and the Chugachs in Alaska knows how to settle skier jitters like no other. Her relaxed vibe in stout terrain has led countless skiers into their best day ever. She’s got all kinds of strategies for helping skiers find inner strengths and push themselves into the steepest and deepest. And it all starts with breath.
2:43 - College in Georgia, summers in Colorado
5:14 - Telluride ski patrol to Silverton Mountain
6:52 - Facets of the San Juans, the most dangerous snowpack
10:55 - Slow down and take breaths
11:22 - Shed layers
13:32 - One turn at a time
15:52 - Yoga and breathing for focus during the fight-or-flight response
25:45 - The most amazing tool for centering, focusing on fun
29:15 - Big changes for Silverton Mountain
31:30 - Look where you want to go
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