Name: Karen Melliar-Smith
Home Base: Denver, CO
Occupation: Nurse Anesthetist
I started snowshoeing three years ago in order to cross-train in the winter for the upcoming triathlon season. Snowshoeing provides a relaxing mental diversion while maintaining aerobic capacity; it is the only sport that I don't notice my heart beating away at 190 beats a minute. I love snowshoeing because it can be an incredible physical workout or a relaxing stroll through the woods.
To podium at the Beaver Creek Snowshoe series, to compete in the National Snowshoe Championships and qualify for the World Team.