Name Keely Kelleher
Nickname: Keels on Wheels
Segment: Canyons Resort, Utah
Birthday: August 12
Home Mountain: Big Sky, MT
Sponsors: Blizzard skis, Tecnica boots, Patagonia, Shred Optics, Slytech, Widsix, Kind Snacks, Marcus Caston Photography
Films: Warren Miller 'Flow State' 2012
Favorite music to shred to: Trampled by Turtles
In 10 years I hope to be… Continuing to be skiing as much as possible and sharing my passion for it with others through films and coaching
What is the one item you would never leave home without? A good baseball cap
You started the first ever ski-racing camp for girls, what was the most challenging part about getting the camp up and running? I'd have to say the biggest obstacle I faced, just like any start up business, was the unknown. There is always a lot of risk in going for an idea, but I really believed in it and was ready to take on that risk. I think that helped me overcome a lot of doubts and uncertainties I had about whether the idea would bite. Luckily, I had incredible mentors and past experiences to draw from.
What is the most rewarding part? I feel like I accomplished a lot in ski racing. Racing World Cup, winning races and traveling the world was amazing; however, I have never in my life felt so accomplished or rewarded than when I coach. It's the best feeling in the world to get a kid excited and positive about skiing. I think sharing my experience and knowledge with kids is the most rewarding part about what I do.
What is the one thing you look forward to most after a long day on the Mountain? Eating good food with good friends, while reflecting on the awesomeness of the day.
What was the most memorable moment while filming with WME for Flow State at the Canyons? The whole experience was new and amazing. I know I've said this before but when I was a kid I had a list of things to do in my life and one of them was to be in a Warren Miller Film. It felt pretty great to cross that off the list. As for a single most memorable moment it was definitely hitting the biggest cliff of my life. Julian Carr helped me a lot that day.