Hello 2016

There's nothing's better than ringing in the new year, with new ski gear & a bluebird Stevens Pass! I actually had to work the night shift on New Years Eve (bummer I know), so on January 2nd, I headed up to Stevens Pass with my friends to take advantage of this great snow season we've been having in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Plus I had to test out my new ski gear before my trip to Whistler.

Here's the view (above) from our first lift ride of the day, up to Hogsback. When nature looks this perfect, no filter or editing  is necessary. The only thing I took along was my trusty Canon RX100. It has great color correction as is, so no fuss. Plus the flip out screen was perfect for selfies.

The nice thing about not being a student anymore, and being a working professional, is that you can now finally afford to live the life you've been wanting, all those years you were a broke college student. Hard work, truly pays off!

For me, that meant upgrading my skis, getting custom heat-molded boots, new bindings, goggles & getting a helmet so I can finally feel safer about trying jumps. My former set was basically the largest version of kid skis. It was great to learn in, but I was ready to invest in something that would last me for the next few decades, as an adult. In case you're wondering, you can click on the photos or links below, for details on my gear:

  1. Skis - Atomic Vantage 95 C W - 15% lighter with carbon mesh interior
  2. Bindings - Marker Griffon 90
  3. Boots - Salomon X Pro 90 Ski 2015/2016 edition - custom heat moldable shell
  4. Goggles - Smith Scope (mens) in Red Sensor Mirror
  5. Helmet - Smith Holt Snow (mens) in Matte Gunmetal - most affordable helmet I could find
  6. Jacket - Patagonia Rubicon in Aqua Stone

 I hope you guys enjoyed the read and photos, and are having a good start to your new year. May you be successful in all your endeavors! - JEN