Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In



2003 SKI Test Roster


Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.

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.

Not Pictured

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.