Introducing the 2016/2017 OnTheSnow Ski Test Team

OnTheSnow 2016/2017 Ski Test Team - ©Liam Doran

OnTheSnow 2016/2017 Ski Test Team
Copyright: Liam Doran

OnTheSnow 2016/2017 Ski Test Team - ©Liam Doran
Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Loveland Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Snow blades. They are great for balance and for figuring out how your body should go down the hill.” - ©Liam Doran

Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Loveland Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Snow blades. They are great for balance and for figuring out how your body should go down the hill.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Elena Balandina. Job in real life: Loveland Ski instructor, Kettlebell fitness instructor. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Snow blades. They are great for balance and for figuring out how your body should go down the hill.” - ©Liam Doran
Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services, Inc. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The warming blankets at Sun Valley. They were nice and cozy.” - ©Liam Doran

Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services, Inc. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The warming blankets at Sun Valley. They were nice and cozy.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Steve Bills. Job in real life: General Manager Canyon Services, Inc. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The warming blankets at Sun Valley. They were nice and cozy.” - ©Liam Doran
Claire Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “We should bring back padded sweaters.” - ©Liam Doran

Claire Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “We should bring back padded sweaters.”
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Claire Brown. Job in real life: Publisher of Skiracing.com. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “We should bring back padded sweaters.” - ©Liam Doran
Adam Cole. Job in real life: Part owner of Cole Sport. If I owned a ski area… “I would make it like a European resort. We’d have a Rodelbahn track open day and night and have little huts with amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.” - ©Liam Doran

Adam Cole. Job in real life: Part owner of Cole Sport. If I owned a ski area… “I would make it like a European resort. We’d have a Rodelbahn track open day and night and have little huts with amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Adam Cole. Job in real life: Part owner of Cole Sport. If I owned a ski area… “I would make it like a European resort. We’d have a Rodelbahn track open day and night and have little huts with amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.” - ©Liam Doran
Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. First ski memory: “Refusing to let go of the high T-bar at Cannon mountain after falling off and getting dragged up the icy track with other kids sliding down around me.” - ©Liam Doran

Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. First ski memory: “Refusing to let go of the high T-bar at Cannon mountain after falling off and getting dragged up the icy track with other kids sliding down around me.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Krista Crabtree. Job in real life: Ski test director for OnTheSnow, women’s ski clinic director, freelance writer. First ski memory: “Refusing to let go of the high T-bar at Cannon mountain after falling off and getting dragged up the icy track with other kids sliding down around me.” - ©Liam Doran
Ryan Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Senior Explosives Hazards Analyst, ski instructor. First ski memory: “Cutting lines at Alpental with a girl from the race team I had a crush on, then asking for a boost onto the chairlift because neither of us could jump high enough to get on by ourselves.” - ©Liam Doran

Ryan Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Senior Explosives Hazards Analyst, ski instructor. First ski memory: “Cutting lines at Alpental with a girl from the race team I had a crush on, then asking for a boost onto the chairlift because neither of us could jump high enough to get on by ourselves.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Ryan Dittmar. Job in real life: Mechanical Engineer/Senior Explosives Hazards Analyst, ski instructor. First ski memory: “Cutting lines at Alpental with a girl from the race team I had a crush on, then asking for a boost onto the chairlift because neither of us could jump high enough to get on by ourselves.” - ©Liam Doran
Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The old school ski sweater, with the look of yesteryear but the performance of today.” - ©Liam Doran

Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The old school ski sweater, with the look of yesteryear but the performance of today.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Heather B. Fried. Job in real life: Managing Editor, OnTheSnow. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The old school ski sweater, with the look of yesteryear but the performance of today.” - ©Liam Doran
K.C. Gaudet. Job in real life: Brand and retail consultant. Testing skis is like… “Keeping detailed notes of your emotions while speed dating.” - ©Liam Doran

K.C. Gaudet. Job in real life: Brand and retail consultant. Testing skis is like… “Keeping detailed notes of your emotions while speed dating.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

K.C. Gaudet. Job in real life: Brand and retail consultant. Testing skis is like… “Keeping detailed notes of your emotions while speed dating.” - ©Liam Doran
Courtney Harkins. Job in real life: Content Manager for the U.S. Ski Team. If I owned a ski area… “It’d look like Silverton, with endless powder and free beer. And puppies. There’d be puppies at the bottom of the lift.” - ©Liam Doran

Courtney Harkins. Job in real life: Content Manager for the U.S. Ski Team. If I owned a ski area… “It’d look like Silverton, with endless powder and free beer. And puppies. There’d be puppies at the bottom of the lift.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Courtney Harkins. Job in real life: Content Manager for the U.S. Ski Team. If I owned a ski area… “It’d look like Silverton, with endless powder and free beer. And puppies. There’d be puppies at the bottom of the lift.” - ©Liam Doran
Paul Hill. Job in real life: Firefighter for LonePeak Fire, Paramedic. First ski memory: “Getting towed behind a snowmobile in Canada and loosing control, crashing face first into a Cottonwood tree.” - ©Liam Doran

Paul Hill. Job in real life: Firefighter for LonePeak Fire, Paramedic. First ski memory: “Getting towed behind a snowmobile in Canada and loosing control, crashing face first into a Cottonwood tree.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Paul Hill. Job in real life: Firefighter for LonePeak Fire, Paramedic. First ski memory: “Getting towed behind a snowmobile in Canada and loosing control, crashing face first into a Cottonwood tree.” - ©Liam Doran
Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, art therapist, Owner of Purity of Play. Testing skis is like… “A giant play date. I love gathering with skiers who love the sport and want to share the joy of skiing. Snowbird is a dream playground to try new toys.” - ©Liam Doran

Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, art therapist, Owner of Purity of Play. Testing skis is like… “A giant play date. I love gathering with skiers who love the sport and want to share the joy of skiing. Snowbird is a dream playground to try new toys.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Jill Johnson. Job in real life: Deer Valley Mountain Host, art therapist, Owner of Purity of Play. Testing skis is like… “A giant play date. I love gathering with skiers who love the sport and want to share the joy of skiing. Snowbird is a dream playground to try new toys.” - ©Liam Doran
Kevin Jakob. Job in real life: Ski instructor. First ski memory: “At age 6, I remember breaking my leg at Boreal Ski Resort in Soda Springs, California.” - ©Liam Doran

Kevin Jakob. Job in real life: Ski instructor. First ski memory: “At age 6, I remember breaking my leg at Boreal Ski Resort in Soda Springs, California.”
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Kevin Jakob. Job in real life: Ski instructor. First ski memory: “At age 6, I remember breaking my leg at Boreal Ski Resort in Soda Springs, California.” - ©Liam Doran
Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide at Snowbird. If I owned a ski area… “I would put an authentic Austrian umbrella après ski bar at the bottom of the mountain.” - ©Liam Doran

Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide at Snowbird. If I owned a ski area… “I would put an authentic Austrian umbrella après ski bar at the bottom of the mountain.”
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Susi Muecke. Job in real life: Ski instructor, mountain bike guide at Snowbird. If I owned a ski area… “I would put an authentic Austrian umbrella après ski bar at the bottom of the mountain.” - ©Liam Doran
Nick Loomans. Job in real life: Human Resource Rep at University of Utah. Testing skis is like… “Christmas, New Years and my birthday all combined into one.” - ©Liam Doran

Nick Loomans. Job in real life: Human Resource Rep at University of Utah. Testing skis is like… “Christmas, New Years and my birthday all combined into one.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Nick Loomans. Job in real life: Human Resource Rep at University of Utah. Testing skis is like… “Christmas, New Years and my birthday all combined into one.” - ©Liam Doran
Meredith Riley. Job in real life: U.S. Sales and Brand Manager, SOS sportswear. First ski memory: “Trying to keep up—or beat my two older brothers. If they skied the upper mountain at age 7, I was going to do it at 6. If they skied the bowl at 9, I was determined to ski it at 8.” - ©Liam Doran

Meredith Riley. Job in real life: U.S. Sales and Brand Manager, SOS sportswear. First ski memory: “Trying to keep up—or beat my two older brothers. If they skied the upper mountain at age 7, I was going to do it at 6. If they skied the bowl at 9, I was determined to ski it at 8.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Meredith Riley. Job in real life: U.S. Sales and Brand Manager, SOS sportswear. First ski memory: “Trying to keep up—or beat my two older brothers. If they skied the upper mountain at age 7, I was going to do it at 6. If they skied the bowl at 9, I was determined to ski it at 8.” - ©Liam Doran
Dave March. Job in real life: Marketing and Events Director at Kimball Art Center. First ski memory: “Skiing Tuckerman Ravine with my dad and brother in the spring, booting up at Lunch Rocks, hiking up in shorts and my knees hitting the vertical wall of snow.” - ©Liam Doran

Dave March. Job in real life: Marketing and Events Director at Kimball Art Center. First ski memory: “Skiing Tuckerman Ravine with my dad and brother in the spring, booting up at Lunch Rocks, hiking up in shorts and my knees hitting the vertical wall of snow.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Dave March. Job in real life: Marketing and Events Director at Kimball Art Center. First ski memory: “Skiing Tuckerman Ravine with my dad and brother in the spring, booting up at Lunch Rocks, hiking up in shorts and my knees hitting the vertical wall of snow.” - ©Liam Doran
Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The powder day. Everyday.” - ©Liam Doran

Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The powder day. Everyday.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Sharelle Rodman. Job in real life: Utah Sales Rep for Riviera Paddlesurf and mom. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “The powder day. Everyday.” - ©Liam Doran
Peter Rice. Job in real life: Director of Sales and Media at Ski Utah. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Ski ballet. I think the Olympic committee missed out on not making it an official sport.” - ©Liam Doran

Peter Rice. Job in real life: Director of Sales and Media at Ski Utah. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Ski ballet. I think the Olympic committee missed out on not making it an official sport.”
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Peter Rice. Job in real life: Director of Sales and Media at Ski Utah. Something from ski history that should make a comeback: “Ski ballet. I think the Olympic committee missed out on not making it an official sport.” - ©Liam Doran
Siri Wieringa. Job in real life: Alpine ski racing and Freeride coach for Alta Ski area and Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Testing skis is like… “Being on a blind date circuit, where each date with a pair of skis brings excitement, curiosity and the challenge to find out what each ski has to offer.” - ©Liam Doran

Siri Wieringa. Job in real life: Alpine ski racing and Freeride coach for Alta Ski area and Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Testing skis is like… “Being on a blind date circuit, where each date with a pair of skis brings excitement, curiosity and the challenge to find out what each ski has to offer.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Siri Wieringa. Job in real life: Alpine ski racing and Freeride coach for Alta Ski area and Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Testing skis is like… “Being on a blind date circuit, where each date with a pair of skis brings excitement, curiosity and the challenge to find out what each ski has to offer.” - ©Liam Doran
Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. First ski memory: “Learning to ski at Waterville Valley where I skied by the metal racks right into a wood fence because I didn’t know how to stop.” - ©Liam Doran

Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. First ski memory: “Learning to ski at Waterville Valley where I skied by the metal racks right into a wood fence because I didn’t know how to stop.”
Copyright: Liam Doran

Tim Witman. Job in real life: Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. First ski memory: “Learning to ski at Waterville Valley where I skied by the metal racks right into a wood fence because I didn’t know how to stop.” - ©Liam Doran