Meet Janice

Hi, I'm Janice


I have been working here at Alpenglow for close to 8 years. Besides helping customers on the floor, I am the buyer for many accessories- belts, socks and insoles.  I enjoy merchandising the clothes (my closet at home is color coded by style …so it comes naturally!).  In the winter I am passionate about skiing both at the resort and in the backcountry - and over the past few years I have enjoyed learning to skate ski. 


When there is no snow on the ground (and sometimes when there is) I enjoy trail running and backpacking. I try to sign up for a few ultra distance trail races every year as a goal to keep me training.  Windsurfing has been a big part of my life for decades and I still love it – although these days it is much less popular (probably because it is so hard to learn!) so I may need to learn to wing foil…..

My Story:


I moved to Tahoe in 2011.  I was born in the UK and my parents immigrated to Quebec (near Montreal) when I was a toddler.  I lived in the Montreal area until graduating from University and then I worked and lived in Toronto for 10 years.  Toronto is a great city but like many big cities traffic is a nightmare and getting out of town to play in the mountains and lakes was always a pain.  I decided to leave corporate life and travel North America skiing and windsurfing. During that trip we spent several weeks in Tahoe City skiing at what is now Palisades - it was one of our favorite places especially for the challenging terrain.  


After traveling, I spent some time living in Calgary and Toronto and then my husband at the time was offered the opportunity to move to Denver.  We skied Summit county and when we split up I lived in Breckenridge for a year before moving to Tahoe City – I remembered the skiing was great and I have family in the area – so it was an easy choice!  I worked at another retailer here in town and taught skiing at Palisades before landing at Alpenglow full time in 2015.  After living in many different places I was able to appreciate just how special the community is here in North Lake Tahoe.

Janice's big 3:

Zero G Tour Scout


I have been skiing in the Tecnica Zero G Tour Scout Boots  for 3 seasons – I like that they are light and have a great range of motion. They are comfortable enough to wear for a full day of touring and they are stiff enough to drive a ski in any conditions.  

Atris Birdie


The Black Crows Atris Birdies are a fun ski in powder and can cut through crud like butter.  I ski them in the 178cm length and I never feel that they are too long despite the 19 meter turn radius.  The rocker in the tip and tail helps you pivot and they are easy to make short turns in tight spaces.

Climb Pro S-Glide


The Pomoca Climb Pro S-glide skins are an amazing blend of grip and glide. The glue is very dependable and I have had the same pair for years. I like that they are so easy to trim to fit with the pre-attached tip and tail and the included tool that leaves just the right amount of edge exposed.

Janice's Secret Weapons:

Barryvox


I am a big fan of  the Mammut Barryvox Beacons, they have an excellent initial search range, they are easy to use and very importantly, they are dependable. 


 

Tour Vario Pole


The Dynafit Tour Vario Pole is light and strong.  I like the extended handle that cushions the shaft. I have been using them for 3 seasons and they are not showing any signs of wear.


 

Dawn Patrol 32L


The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32 L Pack has everything you need for a day of touring.  It comes in two torso lengths and at 5’7’ the Small/Medium size fits me well.  There is a place for everything - your safety gear outer compartment, and a lined goggle pocket.  There is a built-in helmet carrying system and lots of ways to strap skis to the pack.


 


 

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