SKI Test Roster

Ski Test Roster

Andy Bigford

42, 185 lbs.; SKI editor-in-chief; ex-Michigan collegiate champ; ski-racing historian and fan; unabashed gear head.

Kristi Brown 32, 128 lbs.; former University of Vermont racer; former model (cover athlete for 1997 and 1998 Buyers Guides) turned skiwear developer for Salomon; big sister of Megan, below.

Megan Brown 28, 122 lbs.; 2000 SkierX world champ; X-Games competitor; sports model; U.S. Ski Team alumna; cover model for 1999 and 2000 Buyers Guides (barely edging out test director Hochman).

Mike Brown 39, 185 lbs.; former U.S. Ski Team downhiller; Vail native; one of the test's most powerful skiers; did not shy away from Beaver Creek's halfpipe; should have.

Stu Campbell 58, 190 lbs.; SKI instruction editor; former PSIA Demo Team member/coach; golf magnate; our most eloquent tester; likes the word "magnificent"; skis magnificently.

Nelson Carmichael 36, 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.

David Currier 49, 160 lbs.; '71 Canadian national downhill champ; '72 U.S. Olympic downhiller; '73 U.S. national GS and overall champ; former executive for Volant skis.

Joe Cutts 38, 225 lbs; SKI senior editor for equipment and Eastern resorts; based in Burlington, Vt.; tested glide-speed of own face on Beaver Creek's Centennial.

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; test team's quiet instigator.

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

Paul Hochman 37, 155 lbs.; test director; three-year Dartmouth letterman; lectured on sports design at International Design Conference in Aspen; TV gear expert; noted runway model.

Amy Livran 36, 120 lbs.; Former junior national champ; U.S. Ski Team slalom ace; computer wizard; one of test team's lightest, strongest skiers; met husband at a ski-test wedding.

Noel Lyons 37, 130 lbs.; U.S. Ski Team alumna; 2001 co-winner, 24 Hours of Aspen; World Extreme Skiing champ; professional gardener in Boulder, Colo.; always upbeat and energetic.

Erica MacConnell 22, 145 lbs.; captain, UVM ski team; 2001 NCAA giant slalom champ; four-time All-American despite the coaching of fellow tester Felix McGrath (below).

Felix McGrath 37, 160 lbs.; Former U.S. GS champ and four-time SL champ; formerly No. 3 in World Cup slalom points; now UVM head coach; prefers Anglo-Saxon derivatives on test cards; new dad.

Chan Morgan 37, 165 lbs.; Dartmouth ski-team captain; three-time All-American; breaks one ski pole on every run; first-ever ski test groom (see Edie Thys, below).

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

Terry Palmer 49, 178 lbs.; former U.S. Ski Team racer, coach; '72 Olympian; former retailer; runs Mt. Hood ski camp with brother, Tyler; one of the test team's best all-around skiers.

Carter Payne 32, 130 lbs.; U.S. Ski Team and Women's Pro Skiing Tour alum; Dartmouth NCAA All-American; Aspen native; professional artist.

Nicole Pelletier 29, 130 lbs.; former Nor-Am racer; 1993 NCSA national SL champ; surfer chick, adventure girl.

Sarah Richardson 39, 110 lbs.; PSIA examiner; runs Mt. Hood ski-racing camp; longtime instructor at Ski Schools of Aspen.

Mike Rogan 38, 160 lbs; PSIA Demo Team member; Tahoe Valley citizen in winter and director of Portillo, Chile, ski school in summer...their confusing.

Doug Sabanosh 29, 160 lbs.; webmaster; raconteur; B.S. in vertical at University of Colorado; Ph.D. at Squaw Valley, Calif.

Todd Thibeault 34, 165 lbs.; chief hard-goods buyer for Cole Sports in Park City, Utah; models professionally; has invited all 2 million SKI readers to his place for the Olympics.

Edie Thys 35, 140 lbs.; two-time Olympic downhiller; SKI Magazine columnist ("Racer eX") and senior contributing editor; wife of Chan Morgan (see above) and mother of two.

Thanks to our Aspiring Carver test team of Copper Mountain instructors: Matt Fox, Jon Drabik, Wanda Campbell, Todd Casey, Shauna Fisher, Gaby Egli


ski test roster

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.