Jackson Hogen

Hogen has labored as ski designer, binding and boot product manager, freestyle competitor, bootfitter, lecturer on risk management, ski instructor, marketing director, resort feature writer, ski tester for 30 years and boot tester for 20, OLN and RSN television show host, extreme camp coach, Desperate Measures co-creator, fourtime Warren Miller screenwriter, R&D chief, honorary Canadian, college racer, twotime personal therapist to Greg Stump, regular contributor to at least ten different ski magazines, and his guise as Pontiff of Powder, married Paul Hochman and Carrie Sheinberg in all ways but legally. He currently serves as a bootfitter at Bobo’s in Reno, Nevada, when not providing all editorial services for Realskiers.com, including his weekly Revelation from the Pontiff of Powder. In addition to the recommended ski reviews on Realskiers.com, Hogen also provided the original ski reviews for the Masterfit-Realskiers 2021 Buyers Guide.

Height 
5'11"
Weight 
175lbs
Gender 
Men's
Age 
69
Foot Profile 
Narrow Foot/Low Volume
Street Shoe Size 
10.00
Shell/Boot size 
27.50
Preferred Boot Profile 
Narrow/Low
Home Mountain 
Alpine Meadows, CA
Equipment Preference 

Salomon S/Max 130, Blizzard Bonafide

Spirit Animal 

My Russian Blue, Oscar Wilde. He's wicked smart.

Mentor/Hero 

Stein.

Top Advice 

Don't worry about studying boots. Find a bootfitter and all you'll have to know is how to take your shoes off.

Days On Hill 
50 - 60. I don't keep count

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