Rob DesLauriers early start with skiing (and resort management) began at the age of two on the slopes of Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont. His parents owned, operated and managed the beloved ski area where Rob and his siblings skied every day. This foundation laid groundwork for Rob’s future ski feats ranging from appearances in Warren Miller ski films to a coveted Powder Magazine title as a “Top 50 Skier in North America.”
As a professional extreme skier from 1988 to 2000, DesLauriers starred in over 20 ski films and produced 5 ski films as a member of The North Face Alpine Team. Additionally, Rob served as the founder and director of worldwide Extreme Skiing Advanced Ski Clinics 1991-2000.
Rob DesLauriers is also an avid cinematographer, serving as co-founder of Straight Up Films with his brother Eric and Adam. DesLauriers documented the first snowboard descent of Artesonraju in Peru, and in 1999 released a backcountry adventure documentary “Higher on the Mountain.” DesLauriers and his brother co-wrote Ski the Whole Mountain, a book on how to ski any terrain.
DesLauriers met his wife, Kit in 1999 while on a mountaineering trip to Mount Belukha in Siberia. He accompanied Kit on her quest to become the first person to ski the highest summits on all seven continents, providing video documentation of her feat. With Kit, DesLauriers has skied down Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mt. Elbrus, Russia; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Denali, Alaska and Mount Everest. Rob and Kit live and ski with their two young daughters at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.
REVIEW | Rob DesLauriers CV 2017