Pro Skier Nick Devore Shows His Toughness, Strength and Perseverance During the 2010/11 Ski Season

Top Quote Aspen Colorado based Pro Skier Nick Devore Overcomes Broken Bones and Survives an Avalanche, while Freeskiing, Filming, and Traveling throughout the 2010/11 Season. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 20, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ - Off to a rough start, Nick began the season tumbling through hidden rocks and breaking his scapula in December 2010. Nick healed quickly and was back skiing by late January 2011 only missing some of the early part of this epic ski season. Shortly after getting back on his skis, Nick competed in the Crested Butte Freeskiing Championships. Although Devore was still trying to get his confidence back, he had one of his best competition performances ever, placing third in the qualifier and 10th overall, impressing everyone with his telemark style and ability to compete with some of the worlds top alpine skiers. With his confidence levels back to normal, Devore back and skiing better than ever.

    Nick teamed up with his longtime fellow telemark friend, Andy Jacobson to endure the inaugural "Power of Four" ski mountaineering race. The grueling race traverses up and down all four of Aspens ski mountains (Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Aspen Mountain), covering 26 miles and 12,000 vertical feet and was deemed "the best ski mountaineering race in North America". Devore and Jacobson didn't only finish the race but placed 14th against America's top randonee (alpine touring) racers. Having done so well in the race, Devore was inspired to actually train and do more of these types of events in the future.

    Nick returned to Italy to defend his "Scufoneda" telemark championship title, and defend it he did, winning the Italian Freeskiing competition for the second year in a row. While in the region, Nick spent a few weeks continuing to explore Italy and shooting photographs with world renowned action sports photographer, Gabe Rogel.

    Upon returning back to his home in Aspen, conditions were at their all time best, as the snow kept falling on the Rockies. Taking advantage of the great conditions, Devore skied the Laundry Route of Pyramid Peak, one of North Americas most coveted, exposed, and aesthetic 14er ski descents. After many more epic powder days, Nick cheated death when he survived an avalanche with only a broken femur. The crew at "flight for life" came to aid Nick on the scene and flew him to get treatment.

    These days, Devore is recovering fast and is very motivated to get strong and stay focused on his skiing goals. In his words, "…to continue pushing the limits of freeskiing and ski mountaineering in a sustainable and aware surfy style".

    Devore is excited for a summer of long bike rides, hard rock climbs, whitewater kayaking, lots of yoga, work on his off-the-grid farm, all in preparation to clip back into his telemark skis next winter.

    Nick Sends Out Special Thanks to his sponsor who make all of these adventures possible: Marmot,, Black Diamond, Aspen Snowmass, Kaenon,, and


    Nick DeVore, a positive role model, displays a healthy and well-balanced approach to life, while facing the challenges of telemark skiing, alpine touring, ski mountaineering, climbing, biking, and kayaking. To contact Nick and to find out what he is up to, visit

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