Merinoholics: Meet Owen

About Owen

“I started skiing when I was four in Aspen, Colorado. We moved to Ouray, Colorado when i was 9 where I skied Telluride. Skiing for me consisted of going around looking for anything to jump off. During middle school they started building terrain parks which is where I really got started. After finishing my senior year of high school back in Aspen I moved to Boulder, CO to attend the University of Colorado. I competed in half-pipe and slopestyle events through college. After graduating with a business degree I moved back to Aspen to ski.

After the lifts close, I take my skis and head towards the bigger peaks and couloirs. In my first spring I skied almost all of the peaks in the Tetons including the Grand, Middle, South Teton, Moran, Buck and numerous other lines. I try to ski as early as October and well into July most years.

CO-Founder of Bold Poles my current sponsors include: Bolle, Icelantic Skis, Bold Poles, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Spyder, Lange/Look, BCA, Minus33 Merino, SNOCRU, Discrete, GoPro, Swany, Powerbar, SNOCRU, Teton Boot Lab, Cheetah Factory Racing”