Hey! I'm Mariah and I grew up in Spokane, Washington. I started Nordic skiing when I was 16 months and have been in love with the snow ever since! I learned to alpine ski when I was 4, and we went on family ski trips over Christmas to try out new areas and generally made it up every weekend to ski throughout my childhood.
I now ski both alpine and telemark (I can even pretty competently make it down the mountain on a snowboard) I enjoy backcountry skiing for the peace and quiet and untracked powder but really love resort skiing - chairlifts! I moved to Missoula, Montana for college and fell in love with the nature and the community. These days, I mostly ski at Snowbowl. :)
I worked retail selling ski gear for a bit and really enjoyed getting to put people in the best gear for their personal style. In my retail capacity I also worked fitting boots so I'm pretty confident in finding the right fit for you, even online! My husband is a ski patroller and I'm very involved with the skiing community. I'm hoping to raise my daughter and 2 sons to be little rippers!
I look forward to helping you find the best gear to make your experiences on the mountain the most FUN they can be!! Please ask me any questions, there are no "dumb questions" only ones you don't ask - and I can't read minds! I'm always happy to change things up to fit your style, budget and preferences! seriously - send me on a hunt for gear of a specific color, that's fun!! I love talking gear and SKIING - so tell me where you're going and what your favorite kinds of runs are, i promise - I'm genuinely interested!!! I also love post purchase photos showing the gear in action!
Send me a messge - lets chat gear needs and adventures!