Jack Benham is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. He is part of the marketing team at Martin Ray Winery in Sonoma County, writes poetry, and has been hacking at a novel for the past five years.
Jack grew up in Mill Valley, CA in a ski-addicted family and started skiing when he was four. He really learned to ski when his dad took him and his twin brother to the top of Mammoth and pushed them over the cornice of Cornice Bowl. He attended Colorado College and majored in English, skiing throughout. He wrote for The Sheet News from May 2018 - May 2019. During the winter, Jack spends as much time as he can in the mountains. In 2020, it was a ski lease in Lake Tahoe. In 2021, it’s Big Sky, bookended by road trips through the Rockies.
In his dreams Jack skies like a combination of Eric Hjorleifson, Candide Thovex, and Mikaela Shiffrin, yet he always wakes up disappointed!
Favorite Resort / Trail:
Gravy Chute @ Mammoth
2020-21 Season Goals:
Learn Big Sky and the Montana backcountry
Most Days in a Season:
11 Highly Impactful Sustainability Initiatives at Ski Resorts
COVID-19 was the culprit in shutting down ski resorts last season, but climate change remains an existential threat to winter. Fortunately, resorts are taking action and have been committing to sustainable practices for decades. We’ve compiled a list of 11 highly impactful sustainability programs at resorts that are making a difference in our environment...
Big Sky Resort Guide
Bigger than big, Big Sky features in the top five resorts in North America for skiable acres and vertical drop. It spans 5,850 skiable acres and drops 4,350 vertical feet from the summit of Lone Mountain. Despite it's size, the resort is easy to navigate with well placed, modern chairlifts. The resort receives 400+ inches of snowfall annually