Jeannie Thoren talkes about the evolution of women’s skiing equipment at Vail library

3rd January, 2016 by

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Jeannie Thoren began skiing in the 1960s, but it took the former ski racer until 1980 to perfect her ski setup.The tweaks she’d made to her boots and skis had helped her to ski aggressively and confidently. She remembers riding the chairlift and looking down at the skiers below.“I was watching people wishing I could get ahold of them and fix them,” she said. ”Then I realized I was looking at all women. They had the same problems I had had.”She’s been helping women “fix” their setups ever since and went on to help build the first women’s-specific …

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