At 35, I’m part of a generation of skiers caught between the old school and the new school. Growing up I looked up to Permin Zurbriggen and Alberto Tomba,...Glen Plake and Scott Schmidt,...Shane McConkey, Mike Douglas, and Seth Morrison. As skiing changed around me, I strived to push and improve and learn and teach...to adapt and progress. My friends and I would go freeriding on big mountain lines back when it was called freeskiing, and would hit the “snowboard park” every day, limping away while trying to spin and land switch. We affected, and were affected by, the transition taking place in skiing that was all around us.
Now in university, I’m becoming a snow scientist. With a almost a decade of hundred-day seasons as a part of me, I am finding my own way to make work and skiing one in the same. Being part of the midschool, like Shane, and Mike, and Seth. Being that bridge. Living the connection between past, present, and future, is why I’d like to ski with the a person who has made the transition, and lead the way,...so that, again, I can learn and grow and teach and adapt and progress.
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