Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier?

Patrick Vallençant.

What would you do if you won the lottery? 

Ski my 7th continent (Africa) with my family, support YES (Youth Enrichment Services) even more, oh and buy Sugarbush.


Breakfast of champions?

A breakfast burrito on any first chair.

Favorite chairlift and why?

KT-22 (at Squaw). If it was the only chairlift on all of the mountain, I'd still go there, happily.

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

The Golden Spruce.

Ideal down day?

Spending time with my family, my wood stove, my wood shop and my dog.

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

More animal, less fictions character. A sloth, my wife says I'm the fastest sloth she knows.

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Hot Dog. It's hilarious.  

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Catching up with old buddies (Scot Schmidt and Tom Day) in places we've skied for decades.


How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

I think more people will explore more of nature and strive to protect what we have.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

Obermeyer lined flannel shirt/jacket. I wear it all the time. Otherwise my CRF 250 rips.


What is your vision for the future of skiing?

More meditation through movement. Feel the turn.


What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

YES (Youth Enrichment Services), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, High Fives Foundation.



Don't miss John in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020