Jana

Ripclear: The Clear Solution for Lens Rash?

My family’s standing joke is that I am the ‘product tester’ of the family because I can seemingly wreak anything from Oakleys to canoe paddles. Because of this, I always feel a certain amount of anxiety with new goggles. I know too well that my wear and tear lifestyle will drag them through hell and […] Read more…

Fight Summer Depression

The dream is always the same; it starts snowing and doesn’t stop. And then all of a sudden it stops and its summer, launching all skiers into severe seasonal depression. And although the summer is coming to a close, there is still a ways to go before ski season begins. For some this transition is […] Read more…

6 Reasons You Should Move to a Ski Town this Fall

Do you find yourself daydreaming about moving to a ski town when this summer finally slips away? That’s okay, lots of skiers and snowboarders do. Especially around this time of year when summer is in full swing and your snow withdrawal is hitting you hard.  My advice: Do it. Here are my 6 reasons you […] Read more…

Mount Up & Mix Up Rethink how you use your GoPro

“Wear it. Mount it. Love it. Go Pro.” The GoPro is a staple in the ski industry, and most skiers happily turn themselves into skiing Teletubbies in order to capture the “moment”. The versatility of the GoPro is unparalleled. If you ski with a helmet mount day in and day out all your footage will […] Read more…

Masterfit Boot Testing #inbend

  Every year I eagerly await the annual America’s Best Bootfitters Ski & Skiing Magazine’s Boot Test. Hosted in Bend, Oregon it brings together the top boot specialists. Spearheaded by the infamous Mark Elling and Steve Cohen, it is the boot event of the year. Being a part of the boot team test gives me […] Read more…

Get the Girls Out, JUMP IN

As women take a dominant role in the ski industry, the number of women specific ski clinics and women only ski events is skyrocketing. So leave the boys at home and ski with the girls. It’s always inspiring to ski with a group of ladies that rip. Whether you are learning to ski or sending […] Read more…

Get Your Gear In Gear

The first skiing tracks are being laid and the annual snow dance has happened. It is time, winter is here. And even though every fiber in your body is poised for skiing, are you sure your gear is as amped as you? This is my pre-season checklist. Inevitably every season I have to track down […] Read more…

The First Lesson

As an instructor I know that few people appreciate the sheer joy of skiing like a beginner. At its fundamental level skiing is strapping wooden sticks to our feet and sliding down a snow-covered hill. Pretty darn great! However, as we hone our skills we develop a different relationship to the sport. Was I angulating […] Read more…

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