Current Transportation: My legs
Core Activities: Ski Mountaineering, running, riding bikes, raising two boys
Non-Core Activities: Climbing
Favorite Places: The Tetons, Southern Utah, my living room
My Jam Is: Changes from time to time but currently I've been listening to a mix of Wale, Katy Perry, and Ki:Theory
I Eat Lots Of: Chips
Fun Fact: I broke my pelvis last summer from running too much...that's how much I love it. But now I ride bikes more.
Andy Dorais is a ski mountaineer and rando racer who is trying to merge the two disciplines to travel fast and efficiently through the mountains. His main goal is to just ski more, since more skiing equals more fun. His best days in the mountains involve moving fast with good friends and skiing classic summits. An example includes climbing and skiing Mount Rainier in just under four hours each with his brother.
Outside of Salt Lake City in his home range, the Wasatch, is where he gets his daily fix. He is supported by a very patient wife and two boys, Lars and Teague. When not in the mountains, Andy tries to give back to society by working the emergency room.
The Stormtracker Gloves are a constant favorite because of the protection they provide, balanced with the incredible dexterity not often found in gloves that can be used for backcountry skiing or ski mountaineering.
For aerobic uphill pursuits like backcountry skiing, the Radiant Hybrid Hoody is the perfect breathable first outer layer. It's also hugely versatile and I use it around the house during mid winter, and alone during spring skiing.
QUICK TIPS: Get In Shape For Ski Mountaineering
Take a hint from World Cup skimo racer Andy Dorais and put in some vert before snow even flies. [Read More]
Skiing The Teton Trifecta
Andy Dorais finally skis the Grand, Middle and South Tetons, after years of envy. [Read More]
How My Stress Fracture Has Taught Me To Love Bicycling
Not ready to be sidelined by injury, Andy Dorais hops on two wheels—and discovers a new world. [Read More]
Running Spectacular Paria Canyon In A Day
Andy and Jason Dorais skip the overnight permit, go for it in a single day. [Read More]
Ski Traversing The La Sals
When the Grand Traverse becomes a "grand reverse," Andy and Jason Dorais ditch in favor of more adventure. [Read More]
A New Fastest Known Time On Rainier
Jason and Andy Dorais Ski From Paradise To Paradise in 3:57:55 [Read More]