Since becoming a full-time ski bum in 2003 AspenSpin has come a long way. Sometime in early December I will achieve my 1000th ski day since escaping the real world. For the past 10 years I have toiled diligently on the slopes of Aspen/Snowmass. I've never been the most talented skier on the mountain, or the most athletic, or the most stylish but I have always chased the stoke 100%. Blogging came later.
As I continued to hone my skills on the slopes and on the keyboard, I set out to allign myself with products, services and brands that I truly believed in.
KJUS ski wear has been supportive of AspenSpin almost from the start. Kjus has been a loyal and generous partner over the years. KJUS is a Swiss company that is named after Norwegian ski racer Lasse Kjus. Lasse Kjus is one of the most decorated skiers of all-time, winning Olympic Gold, 2 World Championships and 2 overall World Cups. I first connected with KJUS during the early days of twitter. The first tweet was something like this; "hey @kjus I dig your gear. but not sure I have a euro-body" The response came back; "thanks @aspenspin everybody looks good in Kjus." Kjus has been outfitting Aspen Spin ever since.
KJUS strives to produce the best ski wear in the world. Uncompromising performance is their credo. Today Kjus stands for extraordinary design, outstanding quality and maximum performance. The gear is highly technical, super light weight and aesthetically innovative. Whether it's a beautiful Colorado bluebird day or the siiiickest, windiest, deepest POW day...my Kjus garb keeps me protected from the elements and looking very stylie. Besides standing out stylistically, my Kjus gear considers all the details. It starts with the leading edge weather proof fabrics and the fashion forward silhouettes, but for me it's the little things that make Kjus the best and make a HUGE difference. The freedom of movement is better than any other ski wear I've ever tried. The materials are awesome. The pockets are functional and in the right places, the zippers are easy to use...and never get stuck or jammed, the hood easily fits over my helmet and can be adjusted with one hand. I can feel the quality and attention to detail every time I suit up in KJUS.
So as ski season 2013/14 kicks off and I approach my 1000th day as a ski bum, I give HUGE thanks to KJUS for keeping me warm, dry and looking like a billion dollars. Didi Serena, CEO of KJUS is doing it right. Their pro team includes 3 of the greatest ski racers of all-time; Lasse Kjus, Bode Miller and Didier Cuche. I strive to be as loyal to them as they have been to me.
I still don't have a euro-body....but I do look good in KJUS. Special thanks go out to my contact at Kjus North America...Brooke Mackenzie...she's the best. Kjus is available at the finest ski stores worldwide. In Aspen, Kjus can be found at Gorsuch, Hamilton Sports and Aspen Sports.
Take it from me...the ski bum / blogger with almost 1000 ski days under his belt.. KJUS is the best.