Jess McMillan

Jess McMillan

Jackson Hole WY, Las Lenas Argentina, Russia, France, Switzerland, Alaska

Jess McMillan's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Climbing

Jess McMillan's Bio

Born in raised in Jackson Hole, skiing has been the driving force of my life. But I am not just chasing face shots. I love the adventure. Whether I am searching for a new line at the resort, finding first descents in Yellowstone, or competing on the Freeride World Tour in Russia it is always an adventure.

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Jess McMillan

Jess McMillan wrote a review of on January 14, 2013

Bomber!!!!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this boot for touring in the Tetons, skiing volcanos in the PNW, and backcountry hut trips in South America and I love it! I have a wide foot with a high arch and it fits like a glove. I have spent months in this boot and my feet were more than happy. I would highly recommend an Intuition liner to add a little rigidity to the boot. I've skied the same boot for two years without any issues and loved them!

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on January 14, 2013

Perfect for Shredding!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket has all the bells and whistles that you want for charging the resort. It is warm and comfortable. I really like the stretchy fabric for moving in the mountains. It has a very athletic feel and great hood/collar for protecting your face against the elements. The fit is very feminine and super cute. The sizing is perfect!

If I could change anything, I would have more ventilation in the jacket. It does have pit zips, but they aren't very long. The ventilation is great for ripping around the resort, but not quite enough for hiking in the side country.

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on January 14, 2013

Brilliant!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't know how Scott does it, but they have made a goggle that fits almost every helmet on the market, that doesn't fog, and the best natural light lens out there! I love the natural light lens. I'm not one for changing my lens as the light conditions. And with the Natural light lens I can see clearly in flattest of flat conditions, yet my eyes are protected on sunny spring skiing days!

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on January 14, 2013

Best POW ski in my quiver!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the Shiro. It floats in pow, is a perfect, landing platform, and is a fun lively ski. I mounted them with a Marker Duke and skied them all over the world. It is perfect for one ski quiver!

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on January 14, 2013

Hard Charging!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been my favorite ski in the Volkl line for the last four years and still is. It is a hard charging, aggressive ski perfect for all conditions. I compete on the Freeride World Tour and I wouldn't leave home without it! The two sheets of metal create a damp explosive turn and are stable at any speed!

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on November 9, 2010

5 5

This is the most comfortable high performance boot I have ever worn. I love it. It is stiff laterally, but soft forward and aft making it great for ripping turns and forgiving for jumping cliffs or skiing bumps. I can spend all day hiking in this boot and still have happy feet. The best of both worlds: as comfortable as a slipper and performs like a race car.

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on October 17, 2010

5 5

I love the chest mount for skiing. In my opinion, the footage comes out better because your chest is always facing downhill and more stable than your head. The only thing you have to worry about is how you aim the camera. If you aim the camera too low, it will look like you are in the back seat. The only other draw back and might not actually be a draw back, but if the snow is really deep sometimes the camera will get pounded with snow and miss some of the action. On the other hand, if the snow is that deep, you are probably having a really nice time anyway.

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Jess McMillan wrote a review of on October 17, 2010

5 5

I love this camera. It is awesome. I use for skiing and kayaking. The footage is off-the-hook clear. The water=proof housing keeps the camera completely dry even when submerged for extended periods of time.

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