I have lived in and skied my whole life in Montana. I ski raced starting around 9 till I was 17. I have worked at a ski/bike shop since I was 16. I coached ski racing for a year. Kids aged 12-15. I have sold skis and I know a lot about different skiing styles and types of skis. I know a good bit about what type of skis works for different types of skiers. Curently trying to compete in low level freeride comps for fun. Have skied all across of western US And Canada. I have been getting into backcountry skiing. And nothing compares to the flathead valley.