|Shoe Size:||US 9.00|
|Skier Type:||Type III+ - Expert|
|Ski Frequency:||100+ days / year|
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I grew up skiing at a small local NY hill (where Max Taam also first skied!) and eventually was an NCAA alpine race coach for (too) many years, although my SL & GS skis now get almost no use, and I even sold my SG & DH skis.
Since 1999, I've become increasingly into self-propelled skiing, and for nine years now I've been averaging over half a million vertical feet for earned turns each season.
Given the fickle NE natural snowpack for backcountry powder, I often train at local ski areas and organize a multiple-venue skimo race series.
But my favorite time of year is when the wx and avy danger clears up for long 10k+ multiple-ravine tours in our Presidentials range, plus of course late spring and summer PNW volcano trips.
The best ski tours though are out our back door for xc w/ my wife & our daughter!
Too much gear?
Boots = Mix of sz 42 Scarpa Alien 3.0 and sz 26 Dynafit RC1 (former skis noticeably better, but latter noticeably lighter, although had to shave down all the foam in the liner toe box to fit my big toes, so tolerable now only for temps >20F!)
2018-19 quiver (all w/ Plum & Dynafit race bindings, including some "mixed" setups):
La Sportiva Nano 172 (deep unconsolidated snow)
Dynafit Denali 168 (winter powder, and far more versatile than Nano))
Volkl VTA 88 Lite 170 (winter ski mountaineering)
Dynafit Cho Oyu 166 (mixed days of compacted ski trails & glades-- impulse buy!)
Trab Magico 164 (spring ski mountaineering)
Movement Big Fish-X 160 (late-spring & summer ski mountaineering)
Hagan X-Race & Ultra 65
And for very low-snowpack conditions, old Movement Logic-X 169 (still light, but no rocker)