Kathy Benharris


Birthday: April 30
What athlete do you look up to? Julia Mancuso is at the top of my list. Yes, Lindsay Vonn is amazing but it's Julia with her ability to surf like I do in my dreams and rock a tiara on the winner's podium that has me obsessed. I share her worship of Wonder Woman and love how she has fun with fashion when not ripping down the hill. She is out for this season with a hip injury but she will be back next season and I cannot wait to see what she does next.
Where do you get fashion inspiration? The real question is where don't I get fashion inspiration? I see runways everywhere I go and my favorite runway is the vertical one you see under every chairlift ride. As a fashion stylist and fashion show producer, I am blessed to get to work with emerging designers, established brands, photographers, and hair& makeup professionals. The creative collaborations that come from my work with these rockstars raises the fashion bar with each project.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? If I am staying in New England than you'll find me at Sunday River, Stowe or Okemo. Each of these New England resorts have their own fabulous flavor. Out west I love Vail- Blue Sky Basin is a dream I return to as often as I can and the style scene both on and off the mountain is next level. I was able to ski the Alps last season and I look forward to exploring new countries.
Favorite SKEA piece: Such a hard question. I love the entire line! If I'm forced to choose, I would say my black bubble Hologram pieces. The technical performance and protection they provide are incredible and they look amazing on the mountain and in the city.
Proudest skiing accomplishments: I learned to ski as an adult and fell in love with the sport the first time I went. I'm proud that I have turned so many others on to the thrill of zooming down a mountain while encouraging a return to celebrating alpine fashion, both on the slopes and après ski.