Introducing the 2015/2016 OnTheSnow Ski Test Team

OnTheSnow 2015/2016 Ski Test Team, the finest-looking testers in the industry! - ©Liam Doran

OnTheSnow 2015/2016 Ski Test Team, the finest-looking testers in the industry!
Copyright: Liam Doran

OnTheSnow 2015/2016 Ski Test Team, the finest-looking testers in the industry! - ©Liam Doran
Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be and why?

Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be and why? "Heated chairlift seats for those cold, cold days."
Copyright: Liam Doran

Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be and why?
Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? Making a clean arc with my outside ski in the turn, keeping the body balanced over it for more precision and control so I can take bigger lines with higher speed. - ©Liam Doran

Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? Making a clean arc with my outside ski in the turn, keeping the body balanced over it for more precision and control so I can take bigger lines with higher speed.
Copyright: Liam Doran

Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? Making a clean arc with my outside ski in the turn, keeping the body balanced over it for more precision and control so I can take bigger lines with higher speed. - ©Liam Doran
Edbert “Ryan” Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Explosives Testing and Safety, ski instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? “I want to keep dropping big air and stay dynamic in my movements. The hardest part is to maintain the agility and flexibility—yoga is becoming a key element.” - ©Liam Doran

Edbert “Ryan” Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Explosives Testing and Safety, ski instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? “I want to keep dropping big air and stay dynamic in my movements. The hardest part is to maintain the agility and flexibility—yoga is becoming a key element.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Edbert “Ryan” Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Explosives Testing and Safety, ski instructor. What are you working on in your own skiing? “I want to keep dropping big air and stay dynamic in my movements. The hardest part is to maintain the agility and flexibility—yoga is becoming a key element.” - ©Liam Doran
Claire Abbe Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. What are you working on in your skiing? “Ankle flexion, perfecting my mule kick and trying to bust up the U.S. Ski Team alum podium sweep every week during the Park City Town Series!” - ©Liam Doran

Claire Abbe Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. What are you working on in your skiing? “Ankle flexion, perfecting my mule kick and trying to bust up the U.S. Ski Team alum podium sweep every week during the Park City Town Series!”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Claire Abbe Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. What are you working on in your skiing? “Ankle flexion, perfecting my mule kick and trying to bust up the U.S. Ski Team alum podium sweep every week during the Park City Town Series!” - ©Liam Doran
Kipp Ertl. Job in real life: Lead trainer, Aspen Highlands, PSIA Examiner, Colorado Outward Bound Course Director. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Anyone can bend the tail of the ski at the end of the turn; not everyone can bend the front at the top of the turn. That’s what I’m working on.” - ©Liam Doran

Kipp Ertl. Job in real life: Lead trainer, Aspen Highlands, PSIA Examiner, Colorado Outward Bound Course Director. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Anyone can bend the tail of the ski at the end of the turn; not everyone can bend the front at the top of the turn. That’s what I’m working on.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Kipp Ertl. Job in real life: Lead trainer, Aspen Highlands, PSIA Examiner, Colorado Outward Bound Course Director. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Anyone can bend the tail of the ski at the end of the turn; not everyone can bend the front at the top of the turn. That’s what I’m working on.” - ©Liam Doran
Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Anyone I see arcing sweet turns in an athletic stance with a big smile on his or her face.” - ©Liam Doran

Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Anyone I see arcing sweet turns in an athletic stance with a big smile on his or her face.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Anyone I see arcing sweet turns in an athletic stance with a big smile on his or her face.” - ©Liam Doran
KC Gaudet. Job in real life: Retail consultant. Skiing Cred: College ski racer, big mountain freeskiing competitor from 2000-2005 If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be?

KC Gaudet. Job in real life: Retail consultant. Skiing Cred: College ski racer, big mountain freeskiing competitor from 2000-2005 If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? "A gizmo that factors in snowfall, road closures, traffic and crowds and tells you whether it's worth calling in sick."
Copyright: Liam Doran

KC Gaudet. Job in real life: Retail consultant. Skiing Cred: College ski racer, big mountain freeskiing competitor from 2000-2005 If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be?
Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow.com. “A ski boot mechanism that adjusts everything you could possibly want—buckles, forward lean, stiffness, etc.—via inconspicuous button.” - ©Liam Doran

Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow.com. “A ski boot mechanism that adjusts everything you could possibly want—buckles, forward lean, stiffness, etc.—via inconspicuous button.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow.com. “A ski boot mechanism that adjusts everything you could possibly want—buckles, forward lean, stiffness, etc.—via inconspicuous button.” - ©Liam Doran
Jeff Maybon. Job in real life: Ski Pro/Trainer at Ski Schools of Aspen. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My 8-year-old son and all his buddies. Also, a shout out to all the old Greg Stump movies.” - ©Liam Doran

Jeff Maybon. Job in real life: Ski Pro/Trainer at Ski Schools of Aspen. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My 8-year-old son and all his buddies. Also, a shout out to all the old Greg Stump movies.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Jeff Maybon. Job in real life: Ski Pro/Trainer at Ski Schools of Aspen. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My 8-year-old son and all his buddies. Also, a shout out to all the old Greg Stump movies.” - ©Liam Doran
Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, Mogul Coach and Owner of Purity of Play. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My dad, Jack Johnson. He is the reason skiing shifted from a sport to a lifestyle. He never missed a competition and he is always the first person I call on a powder day.” - ©Liam Doran

Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, Mogul Coach and Owner of Purity of Play. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My dad, Jack Johnson. He is the reason skiing shifted from a sport to a lifestyle. He never missed a competition and he is always the first person I call on a powder day.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, Mogul Coach and Owner of Purity of Play. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “My dad, Jack Johnson. He is the reason skiing shifted from a sport to a lifestyle. He never missed a competition and he is always the first person I call on a powder day.” - ©Liam Doran
Phil Pugliese. Job in real life: Epicski.com Gear Review Editor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A review app that integrates with our platforms.” - ©Liam Doran

Phil Pugliese. Job in real life: Epicski.com Gear Review Editor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A review app that integrates with our platforms.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Phil Pugliese. Job in real life: Epicski.com Gear Review Editor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A review app that integrates with our platforms.” - ©Liam Doran
Haley Celene Kelly. Job in real life: Mom and owner of Health and Wellbeing Coaching Center. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Chris Waddell and Josh Dueck and any other athlete who skis in a sit-ski.” - ©Liam Doran

Haley Celene Kelly. Job in real life: Mom and owner of Health and Wellbeing Coaching Center. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Chris Waddell and Josh Dueck and any other athlete who skis in a sit-ski.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Haley Celene Kelly. Job in real life: Mom and owner of Health and Wellbeing Coaching Center. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Chris Waddell and Josh Dueck and any other athlete who skis in a sit-ski.” - ©Liam Doran
Tide Smid. Job in real life: Alta ski patroller and pilot. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Rachael Burks for always having the most fun on the mountain.” - ©Liam Doran

Tide Smid. Job in real life: Alta ski patroller and pilot. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Rachael Burks for always having the most fun on the mountain.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Tide Smid. Job in real life: Alta ski patroller and pilot. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Rachael Burks for always having the most fun on the mountain.” - ©Liam Doran
Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Junior Bounous. He is 89 and still shreds around Snowbird!” - ©Liam Doran

Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Junior Bounous. He is 89 and still shreds around Snowbird!”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “Junior Bounous. He is 89 and still shreds around Snowbird!” - ©Liam Doran
Josef Stoeger. Job in real life: Ski instructor and private ski guide. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A weather machine that dumps fresh powder nightly because powder skiing is almost better than sex.” - ©Cody Downard Photography

Josef Stoeger. Job in real life: Ski instructor and private ski guide. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A weather machine that dumps fresh powder nightly because powder skiing is almost better than sex.”
Copyright: Cody Downard Photography

Josef Stoeger. Job in real life: Ski instructor and private ski guide. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A weather machine that dumps fresh powder nightly because powder skiing is almost better than sex.” - ©Cody Downard Photography
Tricia Pugliese. Job in real life: Site manager and gear review editor for EpicSkic.om, MasterFit bootfitter. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Air. I would love to be able to get air with more confidence.” - ©Liam Doran

Tricia Pugliese. Job in real life: Site manager and gear review editor for EpicSkic.om, MasterFit bootfitter. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Air. I would love to be able to get air with more confidence.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Tricia Pugliese. Job in real life: Site manager and gear review editor for EpicSkic.om, MasterFit bootfitter. What are you working on in your own skiing? “Air. I would love to be able to get air with more confidence.” - ©Liam Doran
Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “The current world cup racers. It is amazing the high level of skill they have and how fast they go.” - ©Liam Doran

Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “The current world cup racers. It is amazing the high level of skill they have and how fast they go.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the Army Corps of Engineers. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? “The current world cup racers. It is amazing the high level of skill they have and how fast they go.” - ©Liam Doran
Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing?

Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing? "My husband, Craig Rodman, who makes the junkiest snow look like a powder day, and my girl crush skier, Jill Johnson, for her buttery smooth agility and ripping lines."
Copyright: Liam Doran

Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Who inspires you when it comes to skiing?
Bret Zawacki. Job in real life: Snowbird ski instructor, contractor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A vacuum tube to take you to the top of the mountain.” - ©Cody Downard Photography

Bret Zawacki. Job in real life: Snowbird ski instructor, contractor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A vacuum tube to take you to the top of the mountain.”
Copyright: Cody Downard Photography

Bret Zawacki. Job in real life: Snowbird ski instructor, contractor. If you could design something to enhance your skiing experience, what would it be? “A vacuum tube to take you to the top of the mountain.” - ©Cody Downard Photography
Cassidy Van Deursen. Job in real life: Customer service rep. What are you working on in your own skiing?

Cassidy Van Deursen. Job in real life: Customer service rep. What are you working on in your own skiing? "Getting rid of the A-frame I've fought with my whole life and conditioning to ensure a strong and healthy season."
Copyright: Liam Doran

Cassidy Van Deursen. Job in real life: Customer service rep. What are you working on in your own skiing?

Resort: Snowbird