I got my first pair of skis for Christmas when I was 10 years old. At that time wooden skis were being made for 25 years. Over the years I have been skiing on wooden to Aly (metal skis) on to the fiberglass and now on titanium and carbon skis.
In 1986 I joined Warren Miller and his son Kurt to work with the legendary Warren Miller ski films. I produced ski sequences and skied in Warren’s films all over the world, from Antarctica to the Himalayas, Japan, China and all over Europe and of course Canada. Many years later Kurt decided to sell the company to someone who wanted it badly and paid top dollars. The new owners didn’t have the vision to continue with Warren’s legacy. Warren and the rest of us retired and went skiing.
At that point I joined Whistler/Blackcomb to teach Private Lessons and at the end and beginning of every season I’m testing all the major new brands to be able to recommend to my clients which would be the most suitable skis for their ability.
When you buy skis, make sure “YOU TRY THEM BEFORE YOU BUY THEM”. It’s very important you like the skis. The skis have the have the right dimensions and length for your ability. It’s better to ski them shorter than to long.