Morris is a Masterfit University graduate and has been a bootfitter at Goldsmiths Sports in Big Bear Lake since 2012. A PSIA certified instructor since 2002, he was a supervisor and an Assistant Director at the Bear Mountain Ski School for 12 years and is currently an instructor teaching the able-bodied at Snow Summit. Jim also teaches disabled skiers as a staff instructor with the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Bear Mountain. After the busy winter season, you'll find him on Big Bear Lake in the warm summer months, teaching adaptive water sports with the USARC.
Boots: Tecnica Mach1 130 LV, & Head Raptor 120
Skis: Head WC Rebels i.SL, Head Kore 93, & Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender TI
• Buy your boots at a shop - An experienced boot fitter will find a boot that's a good match for you and guide you through the fitting process to help you make the best choice. • Don't get hung up (good or bad) on a brand or specific model - keep an open mind. Boot shapes and materials change every few years • A ski boot should never hurt but it should feel suspiciously too tight when you first put it on. It's gonna loosen up....a lot. If a boot feels really comfortable when you first put it on, it's probably too big. And remember, it's gonna loosen up ....a lot. • At some point, an ill fitted or wrong (for you) performance boot WILL hold you back from achieving the next level of performance. • Come to the shop prepared - Bring your current boots (they'll tell a story), your custom footbed (if you have one) & ski socks. Wear shorts or pants with legs that role up easily. Be honest with your bootfitter about your ability (show'em a video on your phone of you skiing) and what you want from your boots.