In-depth Reviews

We want you to know everything there is to know about a product by the time you finish reading our reviews.

Impartial Advice

There are very few perfect products out there. We promise to point out all the negatives of anything we try out.

Extensive Research

There is a lot of gear out there and we can’t try everything ( we want to ). We thoroughly research any item we recommend. If we wouldn’t buy it, we won’t recommend it.

Meet the Mountain Ski Gear Ski Staff

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Doug Ryan
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I grew up back east in Pennsylvania and learned to ski on a family trip to Killington, Vermont when I was 6. I immediately fell in love with the mountains and have skied across the US and Canada on the east and west coasts and the midwest. I have a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability and am a complete gear nerd. Nothing excites me more than trying out new ski gear. These days I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing as much as possible.

Skiing Author

Kate Ryan
Co-Founder & Editor

Kate is from Taiwan and came to the US after meeting her husband Doug. She has degrees in Fashion Design and Marketing. She enjoys skiing almost as much as he does. (maybe a bit more but don’t tell him that). She frequently beats him to the bottom of the run. She loves the joy of skiing long perfectly groomed runs and occasionally ventures off into the alpine.

Ski and Snowboard Gear Guides

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