The Unofficial Pick for March 12, 2012
Athlete Name: Taylor Marie Merritt
Freeride Program & Head Coaches: Winter Park Big Mountain Team; Nicholas Whittemore & Jeremie Livingston
Nicknames: Tay-Tay, T-money, ToTo, Merr-Bear, Boog
Years skiing: 16
Highlights: 2010 - 3rd JFT Crested Butte, 7th JFT Snowbird, 1st Winter Park, 7th overall JFT 2012 - 8th Red Mountain, 11th Snowbird Regionals, 15th Taos
Favorite Skier: Definitley the late and great Shane McConkey
Favorite Run: The Shadows in Steamboat on a nice pow day
What would you buy for $50? Well if that were the cost of a heli-drop, I'd be there in a heartbeat!
What do you eat for breakfast? Usually a protein shake or waffles
What's your gear? My FORTITUDE SKIS of course! My Dakine backcountry backpack, BCA avy gear, helmet, Hestra 3-finger gloves, my uber-big mens jacket, and my GoPro.
Other hobbies? I ride my horse everyday when I'm not skiing and show him in the summers. I'm also totally addicted to mountain biking.
Pet Peeves? I am bothered when people ask too many questions
Goals for 2012: Having missed last season due to knee surgery, I just want to go out there and have fun with my team it being my last year with such awesome skiers, and my last year on the Junior Tour! A podium would be sweet, but honestly, I'm just happy to be skiing again.
Any Scars? I have 5 from ACL & meniscus reconstruction surgery, and lots more... like another one on my knee from when my friend and I ran into each other and I superman surfed on the concrete
Who do you want to high five? Jim Jack