Salomon, Chaos, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, Smith
Favorite music to shred to: Wow, I have everything on my I-Pod from Drake and Eminem to Led Zeppelin, The Cars and Michael Jackson.
What would surprise people most about you? I’m single... or maybe this would not surprise them.
What is the one thing you look forward to most after a long day on the mountain? Hmmmm… Just chilling with friends in town somewhere and talking about the day, or maybe something else we have in common. Skiing brings lots of great people together. Great time to chat up is when things slow down at the end of the day.
What is the key piece of gear you will never go on the mountain without? Well that depends on what the task is for the day. But I would have to say that if I’m going into the backcountry, my pack with at a minimum the basic gear in it: shovel, probe, extra goggles, and beacon.
What are you most excited about for the 2012-2013 season? One never knows what the season has in hold for them. But I’m hoping that I get to go on another fine adventure with the Warren Miller team. I’m also looking forward to the camps I host in Italy, Alaska, and Colorado.
You have been a Warren Miller athlete for 23 years, what was the most rewarding, and the toughest place you traveled to during your years of filming with WME? Wow that is a tough question. After 23 years of traveling with the team there have been a ton of amazing stories. None of them really bad, just different. Perhaps the toughest was our trip to Iran when we climbed MT. Damavand in sub-zero temps and being very sick from the strange assortment of food we had been eating. The most rewarding… there are far too many to talk about. But I have to say sitting on a peak in Norway, at midnight, with the sun on the horizon was awesome. Or sitting in the crows nest of the USS NIMITZ in the middle of the night watching the F-18’s doing touch-and-goes was unreal, after landing on the aircraft carrier in a cargo plane.
What was the highlight of filming the 10th Mountain Division segment for Flow State? The 10th Mountain segment is a very timely tribute to some of the fathers of modern day skiing. I’m excited to give exposure to this group of men and share it with the audience. This is history that has made us better today.