Featured Athlete: Amy Taisey
Pay off my student debt & mortgage, pay off my friends & family's debt, invest what I need to maintain my simple lifestyle, and volunteer my time as a healthcare provider. And probably buy a big boat to live on and sail it cool places to ski.
Fresh farm eggs, zucchini and tomato from the garden with feta cheese.
West Mountain Chair at Sugarloaf. One of the oldest lifts on the mountain, it's kind of a last chair standing when it comes to the slow replacement of lifts. It has that old mountain feel, reminiscent of the days of my childhood growing up skiing at The Loaf. It also goes really high (which always throws some butterflies in your stomach), is super long, runs slow, but always has little to no one on it and never a line. The ability to hop on at mid station can shorten the trip some, but I enjoy the peace and quiet of the ride, the views of the top of Sugarloaf from a different perspective, and the untracked terrain beneath it.
In its entirety, the amazing group of people. The folks at Warren Miller are some of the nicest, hard working, honest, and talented groups of humans beings. Our first day of on snow filming, definitely stands out as we had a unique experience with just myself & Phil filming with director Chris. It was an awesome time going around the mountain, finding small little stashes, getting after it and getting to know each other.
The Keyway, Amalgam Skis new backcountry ski. I’ve been loving this new profile we added to the line up this past season. It truly is a ski that doesn’t sacrifice the down for the up. A full carbon lay-up with Maine spruce core, this ski feels light on the way up, but has the downhill performance that holds up to the toughest windblown, heaviest mashed potato, or sloughiest corn snow. My intent was to only use this ski only for backcountry adventures and was surprised when I found myself bringing it to the resort as well. They feel like an extension of my body, a profile that carves with ease and solid underfoot, instilling trust with each turn.
What do you do to calm your butterflies before a big line/race/moment?
Take a deep breath, listen to the sounds around me and just feel alive.
The Blizzard of AAHHH’s. A Greg Stump film of the late 80’s was the first ski film I ever saw and one that changed the way I thought about skiing. The extreme lines, skiers and terrain in that film, introduced me to a world of skiing I never new existed. I knew that I had to make skiing a big part of the rest of my life.
Don't miss Amy in our 72nd film, Winter Starts Now, dropping Fall 2021!