Heather Featherman’s love of skiing and commitment to the children of the Gunnison Valley, help to make her service on the CBSF board both rewarding and exciting. Heather enjoys being able to provide inspiration and share her long history of skiing and what it means for children to be able to take advantage of this incredible resource we have in Crested Butte. Snow sports have the ability to change lives and much of Heather’s life has been shaped by skiing.
Heather began skiing at age two and racing competitively at age eight, attended ski academy and went on race for the University of Vermont, NCAA team. After moving to Crested Butte, Heather continued her passion for racing but on a free heel. She was a member of the FIS US World Cup Team and earned a bronze medal in the 1995 World Championships, and was the US National Champion in 1995 and 1996. Outside of the gates, Heather earned top five results in the 2000 and 2001 X-Games, 2nd place in the 24 Hours of Aspen and 2nd place in National Extreme Championships in 2001. Heather went on to create Ultimate Groove, international women’s ski adventures, bringing groups as far away as Norway and Japan, sharing her passion for skiing.
Heather and her husband John are parents to two Mountain Sports Team skiers, Rowan (12) and Addison (9).