Core Activities: ski, run, climb
Non-Core Activities: nap, Redbox, walk the dog
Favorite Places: the Wasatch, Tetons, Sierra, Yosemite, Red River Gorge
My Jam Is: anything Lorde
I Eat Lots Of: cereal and Chinese food
Fun Fact: I'm French Canadian Korean
Jason Dorais grew up in Indiana far away from the mountains, running track and field and becoming a two-time collegiate All American. After college, Jason avidly began to apply his aerobic fitness to mountain sports. Mentored by one of the Wasatch “light and fast” crew, Jared Inouye, Jason quickly went after as much steep skiing as possible by using the lightest gear he could find. For the past several years, his goal has been to step up the “light and fast” game as it pertains to ski mountaineering. He set a Grand Teton speed record at 5:17, has won or placed at several ski mountaineering races, and continues to push the light-and-fast envelope on big mountain link-ups and traverses like the Mill Creek to American Fork traverse, 30 miles, 8000 vertical (5:52) and the Rim to Rim run, Grand Canyon (3:19). You can follow along on his blog, JasonDorais.blogspot.com.
The Deviator Hoody is my go-to jacket for everyday skiing in the Wasatch. The insulated front mixed with breathable arms and back make it perfect for aerobic touring in our relatively mild/dry climate. Also, the trim fit makes it easy to layer when transitioning from up to down.
I almost always skin in a lightweight jacket and have a puffy in the bag to put on for the downhill. The Diode is lightweight and takes up almost no room in my bag but is warm enough for even the coldest Utah days.
PHOTOS: A Tiny Taste Of Summer Skiing On Mount Superior
Jason Dorais knows when you've gotta ski, you've gotta ski. [Read More]
Photos: Winter In The Wasatch Is Delicious
Jason and Andy Dorais ski the best of their backyard. [Read More]
A New Wasatch Linkup: The CURL
Jason Dorais links up Big Cottonwood Canyon's peaks for a "smaller, less classic" WURL. [Read More]
Utah’s WURL*: 30+ miles, 42,000 Feet Up And Down In A Day
Jason Dorais crushes the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup with an alternate finish. [Read More]
Jason Dorais Sets Unofficial Fastest Known Time On Mount Hood
It was just supposed to be a relaxing trip to the Oregon coast—except he couldn't get Mount Hood off his mind. [Read More]
A Day At The Wave—One Of Arizona’s Most Sought-After Views
Jason Dorais scores a coveted permit to visit the striking sandstone formation on the Utah-Arizona border. [Read More]