I’ve been lucky to have some great outdoor winter jobs. For over a decade I spent 50-60 hours a week in ski boots. A few years ago My aching feet drove me to try a different approach. After being spoiled for so many years, the bar was high. My first attempt was in the right industry, but didn’t really afford me the ski time I needed. Recently, I was given the opportunity to work in the industry, alongside others who are passionate about getting out to ski, with the ability to just walk out of the shop and go hit the sidecountry. It’s been an amazing alternative to having to spend time in my boots, getting to spend time in my boots. Sure, I sit inside on a powder day a couple of times a year. But when my turn to ski comes up, I slip uninjured feet into perfectly fitting boots, and shred with the homies.