In the mid 2000’s, I was a halfway decent ski mountaineering racer and was a member of the US Ski Mountaineering Team in 2006 and 2008. I also competed in the World Ski Mountaineering Championships in the same years.
In 1993, after receiving my college diploma, I packed up my car and moved west from Connecticut to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to get a feel for the real mountains. For the next six years I worked at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, honing my skiing style and technique and in the mid-nineties, finally got my first taste of skiing off a real Teton peak…Buck Mountain in Grand Teton National Park. I left the lift-served skiing world completely in 1999 and ever since, have been earning my turns and searching out untracked powder slopes and steep couloirs.
There have been a lot of summits and descents since then, and skiing has taken me to New Zealand, Antarctica, South America, Mexico, Europe and many amazing place right here in the great US of A. My “hit-list” gets longer by the day and I hope I can even ski a quarter of the things on it. In the mid 2000’s, I was a halfway decent ski mountaineering racer and was a member of the US Ski Mountaineering Team in 2006 and 2008. I also competed in the World Ski Mountaineering Championships in the same years. In 2006, I started documenting my adventures and thoughts on the website TetonAT.com, which takes up a lot of my time when I’m not skiing or working my day job. It’s fun to communicate with others from around the world through the website, as many of us are very similar and live a life dedicated to skiing. Since then, I have acquired sponsorships from some of the big guns in the backcountry skiing and outdoor industry, like Black Diamond, Dynafit, Arc’teryx, Ortovox to name a few. “Live to Ski” is my mantra, and I try to live by it as much as possible.