Julie is legend. Co-owner of Climbing Magazine as it achieved astounding success back in the day. Lifelong skier who’s been around the planet at least thirty times on Ptex. Mother of alpinist Hayden Kennedy. Founder of 5Point Film Festival. And now proud owner of two new bionic knees — doing the ultimate in gear testing by logging laps in the Selkirk mountains of Canada. Makes binding testing look kind of meager (though she’s a WildSnow Girl so she does that too). Happy Birthday Julie!
A few words from Julie:
“Wow, I have had some amazingly memorable days in my life, but my day as a WildSnow Girl, celebrating my birthday with friends and family at Valhalla Mountain Touring is right up there as the best day I’ve ever had on skis. So much to be grateful for – thank you Dawson family for making such a magical family holiday become reality, lodge owners Evan & Jasmin for including the Kennedys, Hayden and Louie for coming along and giving us such joy as our wonderful sons. You all have totally rocked my world!”
It’s always fun having someone’s birthday at a hut (Linzer tort birthday cake, toasts and singing, all better with a few meters of snow on the ground). More, today was one of those powder festivals that they say are common up here, but for those of us in Colorado are not exactly an every day event. A few more photos.
Valhalla Mountain Touring continues to deliver the goods. Wow. Check them out here on the web.