Jill Sickels Matlock
Profile of Jill Sickels Matlock
Crested Butte has been my home and haven for more than 20 years; I know this place and love it. Skiing has been my lifelong obsession, and it’s what first brought me here. I grew up ski racing all over Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and after college became a coach at two elite New England ski academies. In 1993, having heard about a little Colorado mining town where the skiing was steep and challenging, my husband Ross and I moved out to Crested Butte to check it out.
Competitive extreme skiing (a local invention) was just beginning to take off, and my competitive juices started to flow. I skied and competed internationally for six years, and won the US Extreme Skiing Championship here in Crested Butte four times.
These days, however, I am a bit tamer. Drawing on experiences from my competitive past, having been a ski instructor for over 20 years and alumni of the Professional Ski Instructors of America’s national alpine team, along with Ross’s ski industry resume, we founded a ski travel business. We fulfill our passion for skiing by sharing some of the best skiing locations in the world with others. Chile, France, Iceland and Japan are a few of our destinations.
Wherever and whenever we travel, we always come back home…to Crested Butte. As I like to share my passion for skiing with others, I also like to share this place I call home with others. Crested Butte is much more than just a ski town. It is the best community of people one could ever imagine. Finding the perfect home and sharing the Crested Butte area with you is my pleasure. It is a great vacation spot in winter or summer for a part-time visitor and it is a wonderful place to live year-round and raise a family. We have two young boys, and we spend much of our time exploring the outdoors and surrounding mountains with them – hiking, biking, camping, and skiing.
I look forward to helping you find your place here in Crested Butte.