Jessi was born on Colorado's Western Slope and she grew up skiing Telluride. After moving to the Front Range as a kid, Winter Park became her home mountain. While in school at University of Colorado, she skied on the Freestyle Ski Team her freshman year. Jessi has participated in a handful of SkiMo races, enjoys backcountry skiing and travels around the American west to ski and explore other resorts. Aside from skiing, she's a lover of mountain biking, running, cooking and reading. Currently, Jessi is the Marketing and Content Manager at Warren Miller Entertainment, and a freelance writer for SKI Magazine and local lifestyle publications.
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 115 lbs
- Age: 29
- Years testing for SKI: 5
- Avg. days per season: 31-50
- Home mountain: Winter Park, Telluride, and Loveland Ski Area, Colo.
Skiing Style & Terrain Preference
- A freestyle skier who loves bumps and back bowls
- Rocky Mountain-raised girl who's dabbled in big mountain skiing and SkiMo racing
The qualities Jessi looks for in a ski:
In Jessi's Gear Closet
- Ski: 4FRNT MSP CC; "The width is perfect for skiing out West in any conditions and the mixed construction of Titanal and poplar give it a dampness without sacrificing pop and play. Loyal and trustworthy in all conditions."
- Boot: K2 Luv 110; "Comfortable, forgiving boot with a strong flex and responsive feel."
- Outerwear: Trew Chariot Bibs with Trew Shell Jacket
- Favorite accessory: Skida Tour neckwarmer and Astis Short Cuff Mittens
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If you like Jessi's take on skis, you may also agree with...
"Jenny Wiegand. I often like the same skis Jenny likes. We both want a balanced, versatile ski that's responsive and poppy, but damp enough to charge and trust. A ski with high energy, but one that's still grounded."
Biggest Gear Epiphanies
- "I don't like gloves, I can only wear mittens."
- "A 110 flex in a ski boot is my happy place and once I discovered that, my stance improved significantly."
- "Regular waxing matters and learning to tune my own skis and throw wax on them regularly was a game-changer."
- "Capri baselayers! They are key to avoiding ski sock and baselayer bunching around your shin and top of the ski boot."