It took him a few years to realize it, but by the age of 4 (and the immeasurable thanks to his parents) he had experienced his first turn. As as child, his banzai, high-speed snow-plow descents were the entertainment of his family and friends, and he remembers his sisters saying he looked like a monkey coming down the slopes. Funny….’ape’ and ‘gorilla’ turns are often the norm now when skiing at high speeds. He was a head of his time.
His ability hovered at wanna-be expert mogul skier for many years, until he did some racing in college, learning hip angulation, aggressive skiing and looking ahead. Subsequently moving to Jackson after college in 1993, this skier took the next steps to further advance his skills and worked at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the next 6 years…refining his technique, skills and ability. Inevitably he moved beyond the resort boundaries, valuing quality more, than quantity in his relationship with skiing.
More recently, his passion for skiing has increased even more and his skiing pursuits seek adventure and exploration to far away places and mountains. The evolution of this skier continues and is only bound by those things that are necessities to life…like work.