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Adam Loomis

USA Nordic Combined Team

Adam (age 25) is entering his sixth season as a member of the USA Nordic Combined Team. He has competed in the last two Nordic World Championships, and other notable results include two US National Podiums (2nd and 3rd), three times scoring World Cup points and three Canadian National Titles. This year, his eyes are set on consistently scoring World Cup points and representing the US at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Born and raised in Eau Claire, WI, Adam has lived in Park City, UT since 2012. When he’s not in the gym or jumping at the Utah Olympic Park, Adam's likely to be found putting in long hours in the mountains on skis, a bike, or running trails. He loves the flexibility and variety of training for Nordic Combined, and his favorite way to cross-train is ski touring in the surrounding peaks. 

This past Spring, he took the Level 1 AIRE avalanche course with BRASS. He commented on the experience: 

It was huge to gain more knowledge to guide my decision making. I know that I’m far from an expert in the field of snow safety, but I gained a great appreciation for the importance of every decision made when traveling in the backcountry.

With the help of BRASS, he hopes to continue to develop avalanche awareness and share his love of the backcountry in a safe manner.

 

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Jackie Paaso

Professional Freeride Skier / SAFE AS Co-Founder

Jackie (age 35) is entering her 9th season as a competitor on the Freeride World Tour. Over the years she’s won multiple events including freeskiings most prestigious event, Xtreme Verbier. She is also currently working on a two year film project called “Evolution Of Dreams”.

Born and raised in Bethel, ME she attended Gould Academy before heading out West where she shifted from mogul skiing to freeride. These days you can find her living abroad in Are, Sweden. She spends her summers training for winter and hosting mountain bike camps across Scandinavia. 

In 2013 Jackie co-founded SAFE AS Clinics along side three other female professional skiers. She’s since expanded with Safe on Snow in Europe and looks to continue her avalanche education and help to educate others. She has completed her AIARE Level 1 and 2.

 

Photo by Jeremy Bernard

Photo by Jeremy Bernard

Olivia Askew

Freeride Skier

Liv (age 18) is entering her first season on the Freeride World Qualifying Tour after spending six seasons on the IFSA Junior Freeride Tour. Over the course of Liv’s junior career, she’s won several events alongside winning the Junior Freeride World Championships this past season. This season, she hopes to qualify as the top North American female in order to qualify for the Freeride World Tour.

Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, it wasn’t until age 14 that Liv and her family moved to Utah. From that point on, she joined the Alta Snowbird Freeride Team and began her junior career in Freeride. Now you can find her on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb when she’s not on campus studying at Quest University Canada, in Squamish British Columbia.

As Liv enters the adult world of Freeride skiing, she realizes now more than ever the importance of avalanche safety. She hopes to complete her level two avalanche certification this winter so she can have more knowledge to keep her safe out in the side country of the Canadian Rockies.  With the help of BRASS, she will always be safe as she ventures out to ski her next big line.