What Bode Miller Can’t Travel Without


Over his two-decade profession, the champion alpine ski racer Bode Miller earned extra Olympic medals (six) than another American skier, and in addition gained the World Cup twice. Mr. Miller’s newest challenge, BEYOND by Bomber, is a membership-based program providing unique ski experiences and valet providers.

Though Mr. Miller, 41, now not competes (he retired in 2017, three years after turning into the oldest man to win an alpine ski medal on the Games), he nonetheless likes to ski, and brings two pairs wherever he goes. “When I was competing, I was generally traveling for four events at a time, and I’d bring around 100 pairs,” he just lately recalled. “If we tried to narrow it down, we could get down to 65 or 70.”

One of his favourite off-the-beaten-track locations is Paganella, Italy. “It’s one of those spots that doesn’t really pop up on anyone’s radar unless you happen to live south of the Alps. Because it’s tucked up in the mountains, the elevation changes really quickly there. And it’s beautiful beyond belief — with a lake, an incredible landscape and great terrain.”

His high choose for home snowboarding is Jackson Hole. “Even though it’s well-known, it’s a gem,” he says, recommending it for skiers in search of a problem. “In most places, the terrain that you can access via lift is fairly limited unless you’re willing to hike, or trek, or heli-ski. At Jackson, you take the tram up to the top and you have the fingers there, which are cornices into narrow chutes, and are normally only available with heli-skiing type operations. It’s really amazing to have those available via the chairlift.”



Source link Nytimes.com

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