Kalen Thorien


Kalen Thorien - Big Mountain Skier


Skier, adventurer, photographer, writer: it’s hard to pick one word to describe what Kalen does for a living.

It started with skiing, though. She moved to Alta, UT from her childhood home in Idaho in search of powder skiing. Once based in Utah, Kalen worked nights at the resort, which allowed her all day to hone her skills around the mountain. She spent summers as a wildland firefighter in order to take the winters off and focus on her skiing.

Since then, she’s become a multi faceted athlete here at SmartWool as she truly embodies the active mountain life, driving around the West in search of the next adventure.


See Kalen featured in our When in Roam web series:



Episode 8: White Gold

Golden, British Columbia in February is the place to be. B.C.’s varied terrain and incredible snow make it an ideal backcountry playground. It was the perfect place to transport a crew of Smartwool athletes for a week of snow and solitude.

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What's in Kalen's kit?