Kalen Thorien

Kalen Thorien

Seattle, WA

Home Mountain?
Alta, Utah

Best way to spend your down days?
Playing music and reading a good book.

What was your first job?
Working at a skateboard shop in Boise, Idaho!

Current favorite piece of gear?
Salomon QST 118 Skis! Perfect combination for speed and fun. They make every day on snow better than the last and truly bring out the pure joy of skiing powder!

What is your number one goal in skiing/riding right now?
I want to combine my love of backpacking with skiing and focus on traversing big mountain ranges throughout the world and skiing unknown lines and discovering new areas.

Best advice you were ever given?
Nature will reveal you, but she'll never judge you.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
My parents, music, authors like Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson, and Google Earth!

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my free will.

Best moment filming with WME this year?
When we spent the day touring off Beartooth Pass skiing perfect corn, avoided getting crushed by cornices, and laughed until the sun went down! Perfect day in the mountains.

Featured In
2017 Line of Descent (Beartooth Pass, MT, WY)

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