Ten years ago, Doug Mock named a tiny, fluffy kitten Bishop, after the most game-changing piece of telemark technology available. Doug is now both thrilled and humbled to join the elite freeheel athletes on the Bishop Bindings Badassador team.
Doug spent his childhood and adolescence ski racing in the Pennsylvania Poconos, before moving to Colorado over a decade ago. Tickled by the intuition that the best skiing might not be found inside the resort boundaries, he picked up a pair of tele skis, took some avy courses and found skiing’s sweet spot.
Now a veteran of many extreme comps and a dozen years of backcountry adventure, Doug is the co-founder of Reality Check Ski Guides. He has led trips in the Wasatch, Tetons, Chugach, Talkeetnas, Rubies, Sierra Nevadas and of course all over his home hills in Colorado. A novelist, yoga instructor and human-powered transportation entrepreneur, Doug finds his center wherever the snow is deep, friends are laughing and minds—if not heels—are free. Follow his adventures year round @douglasmock on Instagram.