I learned how to ski when I was 2 with my parents in Vermont. I skied my whole life, but really fell in love with the sport as a ski patroller in New Hampshire during college. I've lived in Crested Butte for 6 years now, and can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live. The skiing here is fun, technical, and adventurous, and pushes my abilities every day I go out. I love all kinds of skiing, but backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering speak to my soul in a very powerful way. There is no feeling on Earth quite like standing on top of a mountain covered in snow, with no other people anywhere around.