Eric Freson

Eric Freson ski reviewer bio, Blister

Eric Freson, Crested Butte, CO. (photo by Andrew Buergin) Age: 31 | Vitals: 5’’10”, 180 lbs | Years skiing: 26 | Current Residence: Gunnison Valley, Colorado Background: I grew up in small-town Vermont, and was encouraged to get outside from a very young age. I … Read more

Drew Kelly

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 94 FR for Blister

Drew Kelly skiing in the backcountry near Crested Butte, CO. Age: 29 | Vitals: 5’11, 160 lbs | Years Skiing: 26 | Current Residence: Gunnison, Colorado Though I learned to ski on a school break when I was three, living in Alabama, I didn’t really … Read more

Ben Firth

Ben Firth contributor bio on Blister

Age: 25 | Vitals: 6’1”, 155 lbs. | Years Climbing: 8; Years Snowboarding: 13 | Current Residence: Golden, CO I grew up in the rainy world of the Pacific Northwest. Living in Olympia, WA throughout my grade school years, I didn’t actually start climbing until … Read more

Kelsey Opstad

Kelsey Opstad, Blister

Age: 27 | Vitals: 5’3’’, 130lbs | Years snowboarding: 14 | Current Residence: Girdwood AK Background Born and raised in Alaska, I have been lucky to live much of my life far from the hustle of our modern world. I was introduced to skiing at … Read more

Luke Koppa

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Vision 108 for Blister.

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’8,” ~155 lbs | Years Skiing: 13 | Current Residence: Crested Butte, Colorado (see runner profile) Skiing Background I’m one of many Midwest transplants currently residing in Colorado. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and my early years were dominated by … Read more

Analisa Price

Blister Ski Reviewer Bios; Analisa Price

Vitals: 5’ 3”, ~115 lbs. | Years skiing: ~5 | Current Residence: Seattle, WA I’m from central North Carolina, so I didn’t really learn to ski until I was an adult. My family may have gone on a few long weekend trips when I was … Read more

Kristin Sinnott

Kristin Sinnott reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 110 for Blister

Kristin Sinnott on the Nordica Santa Ana 110, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC. (photo by Patrick Sinnott) Kristin (Green) Sinnott Age: 40 | Vitals: 5’8,” 125 lbs | Years Skiing: 37 | Current Residence: Northern New Mexico Raised in a small town in the mountains of … Read more

Paul Forward

Paul Forward talks with Jonathan Ellsworth on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast about the DPS Koala 119, Atomic Backland Carbon Boot; Fritschi Xenic binding; Volkl Mantra 102, and more

Age: 40 | Vitals: 6’0″, 190 lbs. | Years Skiing: 36 | Current Residence: Girdwood, Alaska Background I grew up in Eagle River, Alaska and my parents had various kinds of skis on my feet well before I started kindergarten. Even before I was a … Read more

Leilani Bruntz

Lani Bruntz reviews the Salomon MTN Carbon S3 pole for Blister

Age: 28 | Vitals – 5’2, ~125 lbs | years skiing: 25 | Current Residence: Crested Butte, CO Background While outdoor recreation was ingrained in my upbringing in Vail, Colorado, my passion grew with age and independence in the mountains. For most of my childhood, … Read more

Joey Teahan

Joey Teahan, Blister Reviewer

Age: 24 | Vitals: 6’3”, 190 lbs | Years skiing: 12 | Current Residence: Nederland, CO Background Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I never had the easiest access to the ski hill. While my parents took my siblings and me on an annual ski … Read more

Sam Shaheen

We talk about the Prior Skis CBC and Husume on the Blister Gear 30 Podcast

Age: 30 | Vitals: 5’ 10”, 140 lbs. | Years skiing: 26 | Current Residence: Denver, CO Background: I grew up in the Denver area, and have been playing in the mountains since about the time I could walk. I got bitten by the skiing … Read more

Kara Williard

Kara Williard reviewer biography, BLISTER

Age: 27 | Vitals: 5’9”, ~145 lbs | Years skiing: 23 | Current Residence: Gunnison, Colorado Background I am originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico and I owe it to my dad for getting me up to Santa Fe Ski Basin and Taos Ski Valley … Read more

Sascha Anastas

Sascha Anastas reviewer bio on Blister

Age: 33 | Vitals: 5’1,” 103 Ibs. | Years Skiing: 31 | Current Residence: Buena Vista, Colorado Background I grew up in the heart of the Rockies in the Roaring Fork Valley. Raised by ski bum parents, my first days skiing were experienced in a … Read more

Brian Lindahl

Brian Lindahl Blister Gear review

Age: 33 | Height 5’10” | Weight: 185 lbs | Years Skiing: 31 | Current Residence: Golden, Colorado I grew up in Seattle, and from the time I could walk through middle school, I spent most winter weekends at Crystal Mountain, WA, in ski school, … Read more

Andrew Forward

Andrew Forward Bio

Age: 25 | Vitals: 5’ 11” 155 lbs | Years Snowboarding: 16; Splitboarding: 11 | Current Residence: Anchorage, Alaska As a lifelong Alaskan, I have grown to love expansive wilderness and endless mountains. In the winter, my passions consist of backcountry snowboarding, camping / hut … Read more

Jed Doane

Jed Doane reviews the Amplid Creamer for Blister

Jed Doane on the Amplid Creamer, Telluride, CO. Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’2”, 165 lbs | Years Riding: 17 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT | Stance: 22″, 15°, -9° Background: I grew up exploring the Wasatch, Tetons, Wind Rivers, and Utah canyon country, … Read more

Tasha Heilweil

Tasha Heilweil Blister Gear Review Bio

Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’2” 125 lbs. | Years skiing: 16 | Years biking: 7 | Current residence: Colorado Springs, CO & Salt Lake City, UT When I was 4 years old my parents started dragging me up to Alta. It took a while before I … Read more

Xan Marshland

Xan Marshland, Blister Reviewer Bio

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’10”, 145 lbs. | Years Riding: 14 | Current Residence: Northern California | Instagram: @xanmarshland For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been too interested in team sports. It’s not that I’m against competition. Rather, I was just always … Read more