Melodie Buell

Buell grew up ski racing, coaching and now shares her passion for the sport at Oregon Adaptive Sports based at Mt. Bachelor. She is PSIA Alpine level III and Adaptive level II certified and she is a PSIA NW Divisional Clinic Leader. When she's not on the hill giving lessons, clinics, goofing off or testing boots, you can find her at the bike park riding DH, riding Bend, Oregon's endless single track trails, climbing, hiking mountains or playing with her pup, Jett. Buell is also a founding partner of Life After Impact, a start-up designed to help people who have suffered concussions and traumatic brain injuries gain community and support as they face the challenges that come with a cognitively altering and invisible injury. You can hear her laugh from just about anywhere.

Height 
5'8"
Weight 
160lbs
Gender 
Women's
Age 
42
Foot Profile 
Medium Foot
Street Shoe Size 
9.50
Shell/Boot size 
24.50
Preferred Boot Profile 
Narrow/Low
Home Mountain 
Mt Bachelor, Oregon
Equipment Preference 

Nordica SpeedMachine (Men's 130) and Nordica ProMachine (Women's 115 N)

Spirit Animal 

I am a monkey.

Mentor/Hero 

A Unicorn

Top Advice 

Find the boot that suits your performance needs, feel it and ski it for what you want on the hill. Test the boot in a variety of ways you ski, not just your hardest. When you are trying on, ignore comfort, when you've picked get good boot fitter to make it comfy. I know I have a great boot when I feel confident in a variety of dynamic turns immediately on the hill.

Days On Hill 
100?

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