Phil Pugliese Site Owner / Ski Tester
I started skiing in the mid-70s in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania; from then on, I found myself entrenched in the industry. I have worked in various ski shops from suburban to ski town to resort, giving me a well-rounded perspective on what skiers want from their gear. That experience was parlayed into my time on Epicski as the Review Editor and also consulting with manufacturers as a product tester. Along with being a Masterfit-trained bootfitter I am a fully certified self proclaimed Gear Guru. Not only do I keep up with the cutting edge of ski gear technology, but I am an avid gear collector and have an extensive array of bindings as well as many vintage skis. Tester Info: Height: 5'11" Weight: 185 lb Years Skiing: 40+ Days Skiing a Year: 90+ Home Mountains: Mt. Rose and Squawlpine Meadows Preferred Terrain: Bumps, trees, steeps along with a well manicured groomer. Skiing Style: Finesse with moments of power Current Boots: Lange RS 140 "Pink Panther"