Gloria Roe grew up amongst the wind, waves, and mountains of Kodiak, Alaska. Lift access didn’t exist on the island so she spent her high school years trekking out the backdoor with her snowboard strapped to her back. It wasn’t until she made it to Montana that she realized there was a name for this activity… backcountry skiing! She transitioned to skis and has been chasing the coldsmoke ever since. She enjoys living and working in the mountains, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in the a good book, and tasty home cooked meal.

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