John EganMoretown, VT, United States
Rated 1 of the top 48 greatest skiers of our time and most influential people in the last 35 years (Powder 2006), top 50 skiers on the continent (Powder 1999), and top 7 in the world (Powder 1995) John has skied what others thought were unskiable, accumulating dozens of first descents.
Starting on the US Pro Tour, Mogul Tour and at the US Snowboarding Championships, he needed to explore what Mother Nature had to offer, instead of organized competition.
John began getting national recognition in the 80s when Warren Miller identified him as his next star. One of the original “poster boys,” Warren referred to him as “the A.T.V. of skiers – the boldest and most innovative to come along” and sent him all over the globe for more than 14 films. John has produced and starred in many international films, did his time in ads, hosting promotions and was a stunt man for 7 years in the general film and broadcast industry.
One of the original members of the North Face Extreme Team, he is recognized as a pioneer of Extreme Sports. From Argentina to Siberia, he has made fans and friends everywhere.
John still pursues his love of mountain life. As founder of the Adventure Learning Center at Sugarbush, he helps others year-round to achieve their goals. Egan tirelessly spreads his philosophy on mojo, advances theories of perpendicularity and flow-mentum, while sharing gravitational enhancement techniques for both downhill biking and skiing. If you talk with anyone lucky enough to ski or ride with John, they’ll tell you to learn with him is to love him and he’s changed their lives. John earns consistent public respect with annual and continual exposure over 30 years including the Today Show (2008), the New York Times (2010) and recent issues of Ski, Powder and Outside Magazines.
He is revered as a teacher and an icon. He continues to inspire generations to come.
Specialties: Inspirational speaking, advocate for outdoor training for an indoor world, and climate change awareness