Jed Doane

Jed Doane, Taos Ski Valley

Age: 21 | Vitals : 6’2”, 160 lbs | Years Riding: 11 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT Background: My name is Jedediah (Jed) Doane, I’m 20 years old, and from Salt Lake City. I like catching air, slashing powder, and having the most fun possible on my snowboard. I’ve been lucky to grow … Read more

Lexi Dowdall

Age: 27 | Vitals: 5’3″, 120 lbs | Years Skiing: 25 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah Raised in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains, I am a genuine product of Utah. I’ve discovered that we are a rare breed as I’ve found myself surrounded by East Coast powderhounds and other transplants who settled … Read more

Marci Eannarino

Age: 34 | Vitals: 5’1”, 110 lbs. | Current Residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico I grew up in Durango, Colorado, surrounded by amazing access to the outdoors and living around amazing athletes. (I have childhood memories of Ned Ovverund working on cars for my father for a few years.) My mother is the toughest person I … Read more

Zachary Eannarino

Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’2”, 185 lbs. | Years Climbing: 10 | Current Residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico I didn’t start climbing until I was 18, when my best friend with whom I competed at everything decided to give it a go. We began outside with very little instruction on cheap and / or borrowed gear. … Read more

Paul Forward

Paul Forward, Blister Gear Review

Age: 33 | Vitals: 6’0″, 190 lbs. | Years Skiing: 28. Nordic and telemark until about 10 years ago. | Current Residence: Anchorage, Alaska Background I grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, where my family still lives. After lots of school, travel, skiing, and whitewater kayaking all over the world, I’m finally back in Alaska … Read more

Andrew Gregovich

Andrew Gregowich, Blister Gear Review

Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’11”, 165 lbs. | Years skiing: 17  |  Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Background: I was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. I was first introduced to skiing at age 3, but I didn’t become a full-blown addict until I was 12. I grew up skiing in Juneau at Eaglecrest, a … Read more

Kate Hourihan

Age: 26 | Vitals: 5’6” | Years skiing: 23 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah Background: I was born and raised in Massachusetts. My committed weekend warrior parents brought me to Vermont at an early age where I learned to ski at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen. I raced most days after school on … Read more

Jason Hutchins

Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’0,” 160 lbs. | Years skiing: 17 | Current Residence: Sandy, UT Background: Raised in Canaan, Maine, I started skiing at a single chairlift, 600+ vertical foot gem named Eaton Mountain. In true east coast form, Eaton offered night skiing every day of the week, and I took full advantage all through middle … Read more

Eric Melson

Age: 28 | Vitals: 5’10″, 165 lbs. | Years Riding: 14 | Current Residence: McCall, Idaho / Missoula, Montana Background: I was hatched in the ultra-conservative sprawl of Colorado Springs, home to two military bases, more churches per-capita than anywhere in the state, and (arguably) Colorado’s best singletrack. My pops loved spending long weekends in the hills, and … Read more

Iris Neary

Age: 21 | Vitals: 5’6”, 145 lbs. | Years Skiing: 10 | Current Residence: Squamish, BC Background: I grew up in Juneau, Alaska, tagging along with parents on the Nordic track before quitting at age 10, because XC skiing to me was slow and a lot of work. Two years later, I made the switch … Read more

Thomas Neilson

Thomas Neilson, Blister Gear Review

Age: 24 | Vitals: 6’2”, 200 lbs. | Years Paddling Whitewater: 8 | Current Residence: Burlington, Vermont Background: I grew up in Arrowsic, Maine, a town of roughly 500 on an island sandwiched between the Kennebec and Sasanoa rivers on the coast. As a kid I spent my time sailing with my dad, trying to … Read more

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson, throwing down off of a huge jump.

Age: 19 | Vitals: 5’9”, 150 lbs | Years skiing: 15 | Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Background: I grew up in Darien, Connecticut, adopted the role of Weekend Warrior, and bashed moguls with the freestyle team at Stratton Mountain, Vermont. I started skiing moguls competitively at age 10, and from that point forward, my … Read more

John Nestler

John Nestler, Blister Gear Review.

Age: 21 | Vitals: 6’, 185 lbs | Years Paddling: 8 | Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO Background: I took my first strokes in a whitewater kayak eight years ago at Passages Adventure Camp in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, I’ve made pilgrimages to classic destinations on the East Coast, as well as Idaho, Utah, Colorado, … Read more

Tucker Nixon

Tucker reviewing the Fischer Nightstick, Blister Gear Review

Age: 22 | Vitals: 5’11”, 180 lbs. | Years skiing: 12 | Current Residence: Burlington, Vermont Originally from Maine, I grew up skiing a little bit of everything in New England. Tucker Nixon Currently, I attend the University of Vermont and claim Stowe as my home mountain. I have a tendency to ski whatever is … Read more

Marshal Olson

Marshal Olson: SKIS, BIKES, Blister Gear Review

Age: 32 | Vitals: 6’2” 208 lbs. | Years skiing: 31 | Current Residence: Cottonwood Heights, Utah Background: I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, raised in a family culture that lived and breathed outdoor activities. My grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and cousins all ski patrolled at the “local” ski hill, Devil’s Head. We spent every … Read more

Lance Peterson

Age: 34 | Vitals:  5’7”, 155 lbs. | Years riding: 10 | Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah Background It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that is exactly how I came upon snowboarding. Having grown up on a farm in Eastern South Dakota, there isn’t anything technically considered a mountain … Read more

Andi Stader

Andi Gervais, Blister Gear Review

Age: 32|  Vitals: 5’8″, 125 lbs | Years climbing: 6 | Current residence: Denver, CO From the time I could walk, I was climbing up trees and running through the woods. Growing up in Georgia, I did not have large mountains to climb, but my passion for the outdoors began with camping trips with my … Read more

Matt Pincus

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’10”, 160 Pounds | Years Climbing: 7; Years Skiing: 22 | Current Residence: Wilson, Wyoming I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, and was introduced to the outdoors on family vacations, backpacking throughout Washington’s North Cascades and skiing in Vermont. My senior year of high school, I started climbing at … Read more

Stella Selden

Age: 22 | Vitals: 5’2″, 120 lbs | Years skiing: 13 | Current Residence: Alta, UT; Stanley, ID Background: I grew up in Northwest Montana, on the edge of Glacier National Park, an area known as “God’s Country.” My backyard was an outdoorsman’s heaven, and I grew to love hiking, backpacking, kayaking, rafting, fly-fishing, and … Read more

David Spiegel

David Spiegel, Blister Gear Review.

Age: 26 | Vitals: 5’10”, 170 lbs | Years Paddling: 15 | Current Residence: Hood River, Oregon Background: I grew up in a family of boaters—my parents had me on the water in sea kayaks and rafts from a young age—but I took my first whitewater kayaking lessons when I was 11 and have been … Read more