Meet Mark Kogelmann
State College, Pennsylvania doesn't necessarily provide the most opportune skiing conditions, but that didn't stop Mark Kogelmann from chasing his dream of becoming a professional big mountain skier. Cutting his teeth in the racing circuit at Tussey Mountain, Kogelmann's need for speed quickly turned into a longing for bigger air and better powder. He set his sights on Crested Butte to make his dream a reality. Mark can also be seen behind the lens directing award-winning short films like Kashmir. This combined with his addiction to the nomadic lifestyle manifested into a film company Soulryders Productions that has taken him from the top of the Himalayas to the Andes.
Trading moderation for exhilaration, Mark comes from a different breed of skiers who love big airs on natural backcountry features.
Whether it's on or off the mountain, I push things as far as they can possibly go, says Mark. It's this determination to redefine the norm that has us at ZEAL stoked to bring him aboard.