The Pontiff of Powder

Jackson Hogen


The Pontiff of Powder (a.k.a. Jackson Hogen) has played more roles in the ski biz than Eskimos have words for snow: rental tech, binding product manager, freestyle competitor, George Award winner (I’ll explain later), ski designer, retail salesman and hard goods manager, lecturer, ski instructor, marketing director, Pope (ditto), resort feature writer, Gearorama.com co-founder, Boot Test MVP (winning a dead mouse, to give you an idea of the reverence), OLN and RSN television show host,


ski coach [italics mine], Desperate Measures co-creator, 4X Warren Miller screenwriter, R&D chief, honorary Canadian, college racer (all events, including the very painful Nordic ones), personal therapist to Greg Stump (with whom I collaborated a time or two), contributor to at least ten different ski magazines (whore), and I married Paul Hochman and Carrie Sheinberg in all ways but legally.