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Halley O’Brien Nominated for Regional Emmy

Halley O’Brien Nominated for Regional Emmy

Halley O’Brien, host of The Snow Report Show, has been honored with her fifth Regional Emmy® nomination for her work as on-camera talent during the show’s 2018-2019 run. The show’s fourth season was filled with accidental bachelor party guests, doggy après, ski area ASMR, gear, beer, and snow from coast to coast.

“I absolutely love this show and the community we’ve built over the last four years, and I couldn’t be prouder of the quality content we produce every week throughout the winter season,” says host and executive producer O’Brien.

“The Snow Report Show lets us share our passion for snow sports while not taking ourselves too seriously. It’s a perfect blend and it resonates with likeminded people across the country,” O’Brien continues. “I love what I do, and I’m so honored to have this work recognized and celebrated by the Heartland NATAS.

Watch more: The Snow Report Show with Halley O’Brien

Halley O’Brien hard at work at Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

The Snow Report’s relatable humor and authentic winter storytelling, as well as its extensive roster of partner ski resorts throughout North America, helps promote skiing and snowboarding to a broad, inclusive audience.

Earlier this year, O’Brien received the North American Snowsports Journalism Association’s Mitch Kaplan Award for 2019, which is “presented to the journalist whose work and spirit best captures the enthusiasm and dedication of the late Mitch Kaplan, NASJA’s former secretary-treasurer.”

Read more: Halley O’Brien wins 2019 Mitch Kaplan Award

While we wait for the winners of the 2019 Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards to be announced on July 20—and for the snow to start falling again—enjoy this montage of some of our favorite moments from Season 4!

Best of The Snow Report Show with Halley O’Brien 2018/2019 Season

The Snow Report’s Halley O’Brien featured in Boston Globe

The Snow Report’s Halley O’Brien featured in Boston Globe

Though it may seem increasingly inconceivable to recall such a time, the ancient days of social media — think all the way back to 2008 — were an ambiguous period highlighted more by potential than interaction. Smartphones, still in their infancy, managed to produce only still photos, the term, “Snapchat” might only refer to a quick conversation by the water cooler, and perhaps the worst that could be said about Facebook’s invasion of privacy was an overabundance of pet photos.

It’s also when Halley O’Brien took the first steps to arguably becoming the queen of skiing and riding social media. 

Odds are you’ve run across O’Brien’s infectious presence in some video form online, whether it was in her early days as a snow reporter for Mount Snow Resort or during her Emmy-nominated run as the host of the “SnoCountry Snapshot,” a weekly breakdown of the happenings and conditions from various destinations coast to coast for SnoCountry, the Lebanon, N.H.-based snow reporting network.

It is in these short clips that O’Brien’s notable on-camera presence is discernible, as she plays the role of spokesperson with what comes across as an authentic passion for the skiing scene.

“Halley is everything you would want to represent both SnoCountry and skiing and riding,” SnoCountry president Michael Colbourn said. “She’s naturally funny, loves being on the hill, and conveys our message in a very engaging manner . . . . One of skiing and riding’s rock stars.”

But it is on “The Snow Report,” a weekly Web series presented by SKI Magazine, where O’Brien has found room to truly display her witty energy and a place to carve her niche in a role that might compare to a late-night talk show host dedicated to all things skiing…

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The Snow Report Is Going On Tour

The Snow Report Is Going On Tour

The snow has melted, summer is in full swing and Halley O’Brien is taking the The Snow Report Show on the road this summer to experience some of best festivals, concerts and parties at resorts across the country. Presenting the No Beanie summer tour!


Halley will be vlogging and going live on Facebook and Instagram at each stop, so if you’re in the area and enjoy fun times with friends in the outdoors, consider swinging by for a hoot of a time! If you plan on skipping out, just know FOMO is a certain side effect.

Be on the lookout for contests! We’ve got some fun things to give away leading into next season.

Don’t see your home resort on the list? Shoot us a message and we’ll put it on our radar next time around.