Andy Traslin

Andy Traslin

North Vancouver,BC Canada

Andy Traslin's Passions

Biking
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Andy Traslin's Bio

Andy Traslin

My parents got me into skiing and the mountains at a young age. Progressed to ski racing, to front country. Then I started finding powder stashes I had to keep going further and further to see what was around the next corner .I like to push myself to the maximum in the mountains to see what I can do physically to my abilities.

I have been racing in the Pro/elite category for 7 seasons now as a mountain biker. Included a 3rd place podium at the Cheakamus Challenge marathon cross country race this past September. Racing enables me to go further and faster in the mountains in pursuit of steep skiing and speed traverses. I worked eight years as a ski patroller.
Other activities I like include: free ride mountain biking, road riding, bouldering, rock climbing, mountaineering, ice hockey, tennis, trail running. I like to go see live bands in small venues; as well I have been following the Vancouver Canucks for many years in quest for the Stanley Cup. Favorite bands: Pennywise, Fugazi,Minor Threat,Janes Addiction,Faith no More,Slightly Stoopid,Rjd2,Pretty Lights.

Ski Related Accomplishments:
14 first ski descents total

Former Canadian national ski mountaineering champ

Andy Traslin

Andy Traslin wrote a review of on December 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Two summers ago. Testing out some new touring gear in Chile. I ski toured in these socks for 250 km. In all conditions. 40 pound back. Walking to and from the hills. The big test was the hot spring days with a pack. Not one single blister, not one issue of sock slipping into a bunch. Simple, I can't ski without them now.

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Andy Traslin

Andy Traslin wrote a review of on December 2, 2011

5 5

It's good to know people in high places.Big mountain charger ski.I finally have a ski I can take to the ski hill on the big powder days.Floats through powder and edges through crud.All the days I've spent climbing uphill, now I can take to the lifts and charge downhill.Especially good in the coast mountains where we get of a lot of wet powder days.

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