Who we are
There's no lack of self-described equipment and/or technique experts on the internet, who may or may not be what they imagine themselves to be. General forums like Epic Ski, as opposed to forums operated by iconic pros like Harald Harb and John Clendenin, seem particularly infested.
We humbly point out that we are the real thing; the expert sobriquet having been earned turn-by-turn, student-by-student and top-level industry success by top-level industry success over the course of more than four decades. Mouse over names for more information.
Jackson Hogen, Editor
Jackson has played more roles in the ski trade than Eskimos have words for snow:
Ski designer, binding and boot product manager, freestyle competitor, retail salesman, lecturer on risk management, ski instructor, marketing director, resort feature writer, ski tester for 25 years and boot tester for 20, OLN and RSN television show host, extreme camp ski coach, Desperate Measures co-creator, 4X Warren Miller screenwriter, R&D chief, honorary Canadian, college racer, 2X personal therapist to Greg Stump, regular contributor to at least ten different ski magazines, and in his guise as Pontiff of Powder, married Paul Hochman and Carrie Sheinberg in all ways but legally.
Peter Keelty, Founder (retired)
Some say Vermont ex-pat Peter Keelty has been around as long as the ski industry itself. While that might be stretching it, our departing Founder has spent most of his life in the biz and sports a resume as deep and wide as Jackson's.
PK is retiring to pursue his passion — helping skiers ski better, in person, on the hill. Peter continues as contributing journalist.
Honoree: U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, Two-time World Professional Freestyle Champion, all mountain skiing innovator, certified level III PSIA instructor and Rocky Mountain Examiner, accredited black level PMTS instructor, ski film star, ski simulator innovator, director of Ski Doctors and Clendenin Ski Method training camps in Aspen, Steamboat, Park City and Portillo, master of edge control .
Author: The Clendenin Ski MethodJohn helps make all-mountain skiing for adults—especially bump and opposite skiing—accessible, easy and fun.
John is regarded as one of the top ski teachers and trainers in the world.
Internationally respected ski teacher, ski racer and coach with World Cup experience; founder of the PMTS teaching method, author of the Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier series of books and videos.
Arguably one of the best skills and carving coaches working today, Harald can help you ski better than you could have imagined and is our boot alignment guru.