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|Meet Jana, the winner of the Skis.com Model Search. After the painstaking process of looking at hundreds of pictures and reading countless bios, Jana was selected by judges because she embodies the look and spirit of a real ski model. She has the looks and the talent. Just try and keep up boys! Our friends and cosponsors over at Freeskier.com caught up with Jana for a quick interview. It has been reposted below:
Where are you from originally and where do you currently reside? I grew up season skipping between the windblown Oregon coast and the Tetons. Bend, Oregon is home right now.
|What do you do for work?
I am a PSIA instructor and own my own graphic design studio. I hope to fuse my product design background and my ongoing love affair with snow. In spring I am part of the Masterfit test team, letting me rip new ski gear and write reviews for Ski Mag.
How many days do you spend on snow, give or take, per season? Last season at Bachelor I hit 130 days and over 1 million vert. Plus long summer days at Mt. Hood and escapes into backcountry pockets.
Can you describe your skiing style? Are you a big-mountain master? Park hound? Groomer destroyer?
Playful and fluid with some tip and rip.
Anything special planned for this season in particular?
Yes! I am currently in operation to buy a sled, so stoked. Besides Bachelor you will find me in the Tam McArthur yurts, cat skiing Mt. Bailey, hiking into Todd Lake and at Tuckermans this season.
Where’s your favorite place to ski?
Red Mountain, Rossland BC, Monashee Mountains.
Is there a ski resort you haven’t been to yet, but long to visit?
Treble Cone. I love New Zealand!
What was the first thing that went through your mind when you read the email notifying you that you’d been selected as the winner?
“What? Really? So excited!”
Are you going to enjoy big time celebrity status amongst your friends when skis.com releases their advertisements for 2013/14, with you featured in the photos?
Does “celebrity status” involve cutting lift lines?
If a Freeskier reader spots you on the hill and insists on buying you lunch and a drink at the base lodge, what would you ask for?
Bloody Mary, it’s food and drink in one.
So there you have it, our winner Jana. Be sure to keep an eye out in months to come to see Jana in Skis.com advertising campaigns both on and offline!
Skis.com Model Contest Details
Back in August, Skis.com teamed up with Freeskier Magazine, to find the next Skis.com Model. Each contestant 18 and over had to submit an online entry that consisted of a bio and up to 10 photos. This profile could receive votes from those who viewed it which would be accounted for when it was time to select a winner.
The Winner would receive the following:
• All-expenses paid trip to the Skis.com Headquarters
• Custom Photoshoot with a pro photographer
• Photos to be featured in ad campaigns for skis.com both online an offline
• $500 in gear of the winners choosing from Skis.com
In the course of two months nearly 200 entries were received from all over the country representing many different ski areas and resorts. Once the submission deadline was reached, it was up to the judges to select the lady that best represented Skis.com.