Tom Murphy

Hometown: Leavenworth, WA
Current Transportation: 1995 Previa
Core Activities: Skiing, ski-mountaineering, sea kayaking
Non-Core Activities: Mod-teching, coffee, photography, running, mountain biking
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking, Pro Ski Seattle, Black Crows, Boudreaux Cellars
Favorite Places: Neacola Range, Alta, UT, San Juan Island, anywhere with the Boyz
My Jam Is: Shakey Graves
I Eat Lots Of: Home-cooked meals
Fun Fact: When I lived in Jackson I worked as a Nanny (er...Manny).

Tom Murphy has been climbing, skiing and ski mountaineering for about a decade. Owning and operating Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking ( throughout the summer months leaves his winters open for snowy adventures. “There really is no reason to ever walk down hill on snow…ever,” he says. His love affair with sliding downhill began with family vacations at the age of three. Fresh out of college this passion became a full blown love affair with a seven-hundred-inch year at Alta, a season only cut slightly short by a shattered femur. Now having lived and worked in some of North America’s best ski regions, Tom has posted up in Leavenworth, Washington. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t send dispatches from AK, BC and the centers of the storm… wherever that may be. Tom enjoys high fives, uses coffee recreationally, and appreciates sharing tents and skiing deep snow with good friends in the high mountains.

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