Originally from Maine, Jill Matlock grew up ski racing all over New England and eventually attended the University of New Hampshire where she raced in four NCAA Div. 1 National Skiing Championships and graduated with a teaching certificate in Physical Education and Outdoor Education.
After college Jill became a ski racing coach at the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and the Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine. She moved to Crested Butte with her husband, Ross, in 1993, where her passion for skiing and teaching has only grown. Jill competed on the Extreme Skiing circuit in the late 1990s, and is a four time US Extreme Skiing Champion, along with podium finishes at the World Extremes in Valdez, Alaska.
As a 20+ year veteran of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ski & Ride School, an alumna of the elite PSIA National Alpine Team, and co-founder of International Mountain Adventures, Inc (IMA), Jill continues to share her passion for skiing with others here in Crested Butte and around the world.
Jill’s motivation for being a CBSF board member comes from her background in skiing. She grew up in a rural town in western Maine with a small family owned T-bar hill, and skiing was an affordable sporting option for her friends. Everybody skied! Now living in a resort town, she has seen the need to help local kids go skiing and stay skiing. Skiing was such a positive and integral part of Jill’s life experiences that she would like to share that with everyone, and help the youth of Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley have continued snow sport opportunities, whether they be competitive or recreational.
Jill is also a Realtor with Benson Sotheby’s International Realty, and volunteers for the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and the West Elk Soccer Association. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two boys.