Patrick Packy Westfeldt

Patrick Packy Westfeldt

Aspen Snowmass, babay

Patrick Packy Westfeldt's Passions

Skiing

Patrick Packy Westfeldt's Bio

Former Ski racer, that raced some nor-ams and captain of CU Boulder USCSA team. Now I dabble in Big Mountain Freeride Contests and spend my time enjoying all that the mountains have to offer. I am currently not single, but will make an excellent stay at home dad if any lovely ladies out there are interested. And by stay at home, I mean, take the kids skiing everyday. xoxo

Patrick Packy Westfeldt

Patrick Packy Westfeldt wrote a review of on October 19, 2013

Nervous to go this big? Don't be.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You might think these skis are just for guys with huge thighs? Or only for those that crush big lines? Not true.
I love skiing on these any day. They continually impress me how well they ski on normal terrain and handle variable snow better than any ski I have tried.
If you are still nervous about getting a pair, just get the next size down and you will love how easy and versatile they really are!

Dream trip Note: I was fortunate enough to go heli-skiing in Alaska this past spring. I skied on the 196 bodacious and couldn't have been more confident and comfortable on them. (despite what you see in the movies, the snow up there changes consistency A LOT)

photo cred: Jesse Hoffman

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Patrick Packy Westfeldt

Patrick Packy Westfeldt wrote a review of on October 19, 2013

powder monster
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Want a playful powder ski with a high performance edge? This is your ski. I brought 2 pairs of skis with me to Alaska this past spring. 193 Gunsmoke and 196 Bodacious. I loved them both. The difference is versatility. The gunsmoke can be skied by anyone just about anywhere. When I step into a gunsmoke, I just think to myself, this run is going to be FUN.
I am 6'1, 165lbs. If you want to charge harder and spin less, go up a size and you will love it. If you want something to hit jumps on and still ski big pow lines, your "comfort" size will be perfect.

photo cred: Jesse Hoffman

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Patrick Packy Westfeldt

Patrick Packy Westfeldt wrote a review of on October 19, 2013

The best ski out there.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite ski in the last ten years. It is a ski that I will save forever so I can be better than my kids when I am old and gray. Sure, there are skis for other aspects of skiing, but this one is just so much fun all the time.
Background: Former ski racer, big mountain enthusiast, ski model elite.

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Patrick Packy Westfeldt wrote a review of on October 13, 2011

5 5

Afraid that wider skis can't turn on hardpack?
Think rocker skis are a fad that can't go away fast enough?
Skiing has never been a conservative sport, give these a try and it just might rock your world.

My name is patrick westfeldt and I currently ride for Tecnica Blizzard freeride team out of Aspen, CO. As an ex-racer(CO slalom state champ) I have my opinions about rocker: they are for surfboards. But after skiing on the Blizzard Free Mountain line last year, my world changed. The Bodacious-wow, the Cochise-awarded for a reason, and the Bonafide-a sleeper, and one of the finest skis I have ever skied on. Thanks Arne.

I am now a Big Mountain skier with one victory under my belt(2010 Colorado Freeride Champ). This year the 187 Bonafide will be in my quiver because it rips in variable snow. It has the width and rocker to make any powder turn you want, and the narrowness under foot to keep you solid and stable when arc-ing the hardpack. Lastly, the Flipcore technology keeps those tips from flopping all over the place!

Every ski rips in great conditions, want to have a pair that makes funky conditions fun?

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