I love skiing!!! I live in Montana and I love skiing - it’s my passion (my wife would call it an obsession).
As an adult in my 20’s, I took the uncommon route of learning to snowboard before learning to ski on a business trip to Santa Fe. I didn’t live near the mountains back then and rode as a recreational snowboarder 5-10 days per year whenever I could take a mountain vacation with my wife and/or friends. Once my kids came along and were ready to head to the mountains with us, they decided they wanted to snowboard too. However, they didn’t offer snowboard school to kids as young as mine, so they went to ski school and I went with them - I am so glad I did!!! Starting over was hard, but I love everything about skiing, especially the challenge to continuously improve on the mountain … from the steep and deep, to fast groomers and from the terrain park to tracked out icy moguls - I love it!!!
As frequent visitors to Summit County Colorado, we skied for several years at A-Basin and Keystone, CO. Then we ended up pursuing our dream of living in the mountains full time and moved to Durango, CO, where we lived at the base of Purgatory Resort.
We now live in Montana and ski primarily at Red Lodge Mountain. That being said, I have two teenage kids that share my passion and are on a freeride team which takes us all over the state and region participating in freeride and freestyle competitions. I’m blessed to be able to ski 30-40 resort days per year on average.
Having a family of avid skiers can get expensive, so I’m also passionate about finding the best gear at the best price. I’m also a bit (a lot) of a gear nerd and love pouring over reviews of skis and trying out new and different gear. I’m excited to be a Curated Expert so that I can share my passion and knowledge to help others pursue amazing times and awesome adventures on the mountain with the best gear for them.
When I’m not out skiing or curating, I’m helping to deliver your new gear purchases while flying the friendly skies for a major cargo airline.