Current favorite piece/pieces of gear? Why?
I’ve got these blue jeans, I just ski faster when I wear them.
What’s your “Back in my day, we…”?
When I was a kid, we would always skip lunch, opting instead for the much faster, much cheaper “ski lodge cereal”, crushed saltines and coffee creamer.
Who has inspired your skiing the most?
Rebel Ryan laid the foundation, Kris Hopkins brought the speed, and Marcus Caston helped assure me that turning is still the coolest trick out there.
Best recovery exercises?
Ideal down day?
12 hours of sleep, 4 hours of coffee, 8 hours of dancing. More of an ideal “get down” day.
Favorite on-mountain fuel/snack?
Maple Syrup. I can’t deny my VT roots.
Spiciest/most intimidating line you've skied or ridden this year?
Thunder bumps, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. If you’re going to ski under the lift at the village, you better boogie.
Goals in skiing/riding this next year?
Straight skis! I want to get a photo published shredding some 210s. I feel strongly about the future of the past.
What’s a great book you’ve read recently?
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace continues to mold my perception of America.
Favorite mountain range?
It’s gotta be the Tetons.
Working title for the book or movie about your life?
I imagine a self help book...something like: “How To Be Confident in Crocs, advice from a happy dude with bad shoes”
Best moment filming with WME this year?
I had this moment in AK on our last day of filming....we wrapped up the segment and we are flying back to the Orca Lodge, the sun is setting over the ocean and all the peaks in the Chugach are glowing with the last light of the day. Tom Day is hanging out the door (that guy is always on the job) and Dash is next to me just taking it in....I just had this thought, like, holy smokes, I get to call these legends my friends. Pretty cool.
How did Warren Miller the man influence your skiing/riding career?
Yeah that dude totally ruined my life. I saw my first WM film when I was 8. It completely derailed me. I thank him for it often.