2003 SKI Test Roster


Left to right, top Row

Chan Morgan

37, 165 lbs.; Dartmouth Ski Team captain; three-time All-American; runs outerwear company Ibex; favors big-arc power turns; cruel abuser of ski equipment.

Nelson Carmichael

37, 178 lbs.; two-time World Cup mogul champion; six-time U.S. champ; 1992 Olympic medalist; waits until we are gone to laugh about our bump skiing.

Erica MacConnell

24, 145 lbs.; captain, UVM Ski Team; 2001 NCAA giant slalom champ; four-time All-American, despite the coaching of fellow tester Felix McGrath.

Andy Bigford 43, 185 lbs.; SKI editor-in-chief; ex-Michigan collegiate champ; ski-racing fan; unabashed gear head; golf addict.

Rachel Moscarella 35, 135 lbs.; professional ski patroller at Taos Ski Valley, N.M.; trains avalanche rescue dogs; one of the test team’s best big-mountain skiers.

Joe Cutts 39, 225 lbs.; SKI senior editor for equipment and Eastern resorts; a.k.a. Gear Geek; based in Burlington, Vt.; has trails named after him at our home test hill of Beaver Creek: “Cutts’s Face.”

Mike Rogan 39, 160 lbs.; PSIA Demo Team member; Heavenly, Calif., ski instructor in winter and director of Portillo, Chile, ski school in summer.

Bob Bergstrom 70, 175 lbs.; owner of Sports Ltd., a SKI Gold Medal Ski Shop in Orange County, Calif.; smooth, flowing style; our most experienced tester.

Doug Sabanosh 30, 160 lbs.; webmaster; raconteur; B.S. in vertical at University of Colorado; survived Alaska avalanche in April.

Mike Brown 40, 185 lbs.; former U.S. Ski Team downhiller; Vail native; one of the test’s most powerful skiers; what he seeks in a ski: “guts;” favorite energy drink: gravel.

Jeannie Thoren 45, 145 lbs.; one of SKI’s 100 Most Influential Skiers; founder of national women’s ski clinics; hometown in Duluth, Minn; favorite word: “Dear.”

Stu Campbell 59, 190 lbs.; SKI instruction editor; former PSIA Demo Team member/coach; golf magnate; our most eloquent and respected tester; has never misplaced a word on his test cards.

Billy Schoff 41, 170 lbs.; man-ager and hard-goods buyer, Gorsuch Ltd., Vail; experienced gear tester.

Terry Delliquadri 36, 185 lbs.; four-year NCAA Dartmouth All-American; three-year Pro Tour racer; Summit County, Colo., junior race coach and Boulder kayak distributor.

Middle Row

Edie Thys 35, 140 lbs.; two-time Olympic downhiller; SKI senior contributing editor; nationally respected writer; wife of Chan Morgan and mother of two.

Toril Forland 48, 130 lbs.; five-time World Pro Skiing champion; Olympic bronze medalist for her native Norway; NCAA champ; still racing; voted Most Likely to Bring Aquavit.

Doug Lewis 37, 155 lbs.; U.S. Ski Team downhiller; World Championship bronze medalist; kids ski test director; worst bump skier on test team.

Amy Livran 36, 120 lbs.; former junior national champ; U.S. Ski Team slalom ace; computer wizard; test team’s lightest, strongest skier; new mom by husband met at SKI wedding.

Paul Hochman 38, 155 lbs.; test director; three-year Dartmouth letterman; lectured on sports design at International Design Conference in Aspen; Today Show gear expert; budding golfer.

Sarah Richardson 39, 110 lbs.; PSIA examiner; runs Mt. Hood ski-racing camp; longtime Aspen instructor; Timberline Lodge big cheese.

Eva Twardokens 35, 135 lbs.; two-time Olympian; six-time national champion; World Championship bronze medalist; World Technicals champion; barely made the test team.

Todd Thibeault 35, 165 lbs.; chief hard-goods buyer for Cole Sports in Park City, Utah; professional model; closet Vermonter.bottom row

Krista Crabtree 29, 130 lbs.; former Bates NCAA ski racer and pro racer; SKI associate editor; women’s test director.

Nicole Pelletier 30, 130 lbs.; former Nor-Am racer; 1993 NCSA national SL champ; mid-radius turn speciallist; surfer chick; adventure girl.

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Jackson Hogen 50, 195 lbs.; gear expert; ski journalist; SKI columnist; former ski company product manager; favors big, fast turns; industry fixture; occasionally wears industry fixtures.

Felix McGrath 38, 160 lbs.; former U.S. GS champ and four-time SL champ; formerly No. 3 in World Cup slalom points; new head coach of the Norwegian women’s ski team.