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Jackie Kearney
Jackie Kearney

Jacqueline Kearney

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Jackie was lucky enough to grow up skiing in Vermont and has been hooked on the outdoors and snow ever since. After cutting her teeth as an ice skier at Mad River Glen, where she and her three siblings could ski free with their parent’s passes, she pursued higher education in Vermont. Partially motivated by academics, and let's be honest, partially motivated by skiing, Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Middlebury College in Vermont while competing for the Track and Field Team. Here she developed a framework for scientific writing and analysis. A few days after graduation Jackie packed up everything and booked it out west to the San Juans in southwest Colorado.

Once winter hit, she knew this would be her home. Jackie was hooked on snow science, avalanche forecasting, and ski mountaineering in the beautiful and complicated Southern Rockies snowpack. In the summer she extended her runs, trail running on the long ridges that are special to the area. After three seasons here, she decided to pursue avalanche mitigation as a ski patroller at Kirkwood Mountain in California, where she worked for several years, including a historic snow year. While in Tahoe, Jackie also was introduced to her new summer love of mountain biking. The San Juan community called loudly, however, and Jackie returned to Colorado to continue the same work. Since moving to Colorado, Jackie has skied in the high mountains all over North America, including the Canadian Rockies, Eastern Sierra, Alaska Range, Tetons, and Montana. There is nothing she enjoys more than a deep day of powder ski touring with a good friend and ski partner, to be followed by snuggles by the fire with her little border collie mix pup.

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Best Ski Gloves for Women of 2022

Best Ski Gloves for Women of 2022

Are you a lady seeking an awesome ski glove or mitt this winter? We tested 13 of the best options. Practically living on the slopes, they have seen everything from...
Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2022

Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2022

On the hunt for a new women's ski jacket? We tested 16 top-of-the-line models to help you find the best. We skied numerous runs at Mammoth Mountain and Kirkwood in California and...
Helly Hansen Powderqueen 3.0
Editors' Choice

Helly Hansen Powderqueen 3.0

Our recommendation for and insulated option, this soft and silky jacket excelled at keeping us warm and dry for any activity we could find inside the boundaries of the ski resort.
Outdoor Research Carbide - Women's
Best Buy

Outdoor Research Carbide - Women's

This lightweight shell works for riding lifts and backcountry missions alike. Outdoor Research’s high-performing 3L Pertex in a bright color-blocked shell makes for a stylish, impressive...
Best Running Shorts for Women of 2022

Best Running Shorts for Women of 2022

After researching over 20 pairs of women's running shorts, we purchased 12 to extensively evaluate, and are now confident we can have you ready to hit the road running with the very best...
Obermeyer Tuscany II Insulated

Obermeyer Tuscany II Insulated

Though its price is attractive, we would not strongly recommend this jacket to friends. It functions, barely, but better options are all over
Arc'teryx Incendia

Arc'teryx Incendia

A high end Gore-Tex shell that is resort oriented with ski specific features and an understated, sleek design.
REI Co-op Guide Insulated Mittens

REI Co-op Guide Insulated Mittens

This is an inexpensive utilitarian mitten option to keep fingers warm without breaking the bank. The understated look is on trend with
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