Yeah, he's usually stoked...

Yeah, he's usually stoked...

Conor McDonald

Whether he is riding his horse deep in the Gore Range of Colorado, sending vertical rock walls in the Tetons of Wyoming, or shredding big lines in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, Conor can always be found pursuing his love for the outdoors. Conor grew up in the small ski town of Copper Mountain Colorado. In the winter he pursued his dream of skiing on the United States ski team. In the summer he worked as a wrangler for Copper Mountain stables. 

When Conor was eighteen, he accomplished his dream of skiing for the United States ski team. Unfortunately, shortly after making the United States ski team he had a terrible crash, which led him to undergo a major back surgery. With ski racing out of the picture for a while Conor fell in love with rock climbing and hiking.  For the next four years he spent his summers rock climbing all over Colorado and started skiing again in the winters.

Conor’s parents finally said he needed to move on with his life and move out. Luckily, Sparky Anderson from the University of Alaska called Conor to offer him a spot on his NCAA division-one ski team.  Conor loaded up his car and took off for an adventure of a lifetime. After three weeks of exploring the Tetons of Wyoming, taking in the views of the massive granite walls of Banff Canada, and getting lost in the Yukon, Conor settled into his new house in Anchorage, Alaska.

 Conor is pursuing a double major in Journalism and Outdoor Leadership, hoping it will lead him into a life full of adventure and exploring. At the same time he is trying to succeed at ski racing on a very competitive collegiate circuit.  If you are ever interested in skiing big Alaskan lines or getting lost in the numerous mountain ranges Alaska has to offer, Conor is always looking for new partners to get out with!