Skis: Test Team

Olympians, freeriders, coaches, retailers, our testers occupy every niche in the industry. They do have one thing in common: They know gear— and how to use it.
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Olympians, freeriders, coaches, retailers, our testers occupy every niche in the industry. They do have one thing in common: They know gear— and how to use it.
ski test roster

› Kim Beekman, 35, 115 pounds; SKI’s managing editor; Colorado native

› Erik Boller, 40, 190 pounds; repair manager of Rennstall for Jans ski shop in Park City, Utah; ex-racer

› Todd Casey, 42, 190 pounds; PSIA Level III alpine and telemark instructor at Copper Mountain, Colo.

› Joe Cutts, 48, 245 pounds; SKI’s deputy editor and equipment-test director; Vermont native

› Mark Elling, 42, 185 pounds; SKI’s boot-test director; educational director at Masterfit University; master bootfitter in Oregon

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› Toril Forland, 57, 130 pounds; five-time World Pro Skiing champ; Olympic bronze medalist in combined for Norway

› Courtney Gillet, 25, 130 pounds, customer care specialist at evo.com; ex-racer; Stevens Pass, Wash., native

› Bob Gleason, 60, 175 pounds, senior instructor at Masterfit University; co-owner of The BootDoctors shops in Telluride, Colo.

› Jackson Hogen, 60, 185 pounds; marketing VP for Panoptyx eyewea, 23-year test veteran

› Stephanie Humes, 39, 123 pounds, hardgoods and store manager of Jans Mountain Experts at Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

› Erik Korman, 40, 185 pounds, retail manager at Mt. Bachelor, Ore.; former racer and ski coach

› Luke Larsen, 30, 220 pounds, native Utah racer; manager of his family’s shop, Lifthouse Sports

› Doug Lewis, 46, 160 pounds, former U.S. Ski Team and Olympic downhiller; World Championship medalist

› Tyler Mearce, 25, 235 pounds, Start Haus Ski Shop manager/ buyer; Tahoe, Calif., local

› Laura Merino, 32, 145 pounds, freeride competitor; Aspen, Colo., area resident

› Colin Moffatt, 34, 170 pounds, Cochran Ski Club, Vt., head coach; grandson of SKI’s founding editor

› Rachel Moscarella, 47, 135 pounds, veteran pro patroller and snow-safety director at Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

› Danielle Nichols, 34, 145 pounds, director of Start Haus Ski Camps; former ski coach for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team in Truckee, Calif.

› Michael Rogan, 43, 185 pounds, PSIA National Alpine Team member since 1996; SKI’s instruction director

› Kaylin Richardson, 26, 145 pounds, U.S. Ski Team veteran; two-time Olympian; four-time national champion

› Sarah Scott, 24, 140 pounds, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, local; Salt Lake City native

› Jennifer Sletten, 39, 135 pounds, ex-racer; Park City local since 1995

› Meredith Sletten, 25, 118 pounds, SKI’s style consultant; ex-racer; Park City, Utah, native