Nicole Jorgenson

Ski Patroller, EMT, cyclist of all disciplines

Hometown

Boise, Idaho

Current

Sun Valley, Idaho

Nicole works as a ski patroller at Sun Valley by winter, and is developing her medical skill set as an EMT the rest of the year. She appreciates any opportunity to sharpen her snow science skills whether in the resort or touring in the backcountry and she takes any opportunity to explore the many mountain ranges around Sun Valley on skis. In the drier months, Nicole adventures on two wheels and enjoys piecing together new trails and routes on gravel or single track.

Top Adventure Bucket-list Item: Winter Traverse of the Pioneer Mountains

What does living the mountain life mean to you?

For me, living the mountain life means moving through the world in a way that allows nature to influence both my daily choices as well as my larger goals from seasonal career changes, to weather-dictated activity preferences, to changing sources of passion and joy.

What's one of the best decisions you've ever made?

To become a ski patroller.

Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.

My perfect day in the outdoors would start with a hot cup of coffee followed by a full day of ski touring, and it would finish with a a hot springs apres session and a home-cooked meal.

What's one reason you love working with Stio?

Because Stio cares deeply about the environment and it's ever changing landscape, in addition to creating high quality gear for the mountain life.

Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?

I'd like to complete a ski traverse of the Pioneer Mountains!

How do you create balance in your life?

For me balance has a lot to do with Yin and Yang energies. When I tune into this, I realize that sometimes my brain and body crave stimulation, growth and challenge, whereas other times my needs are more centered around grounding and connection. I find all of this in nature.

What styles (Stio products) are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?

I'm very excited about the new Skillet Stretch Down Jacket!

What does Let The Outside In mean to you?

For me, this means keeping myself open to what nature desires to give me in any given moment, weather that is a lesson, a strenuous feat, a feeling of joy, or a sense of accomplishment.

Watch Nicole in "Victory Lap"!