Meet David "Happy" Weston

Hometown: Montreal, Canada

Years of Experience: I have been at Skirack for 20+ years and many more at various shops in Massachusetts, Montreal, and Vancouver as a binding tech and bike mechanic.

Certifications and Awards: Certified by every alpine binding manufacturer

Outside Interests and Hobbies: Cross country skiing, road cycling, video gaming, hiking, canoe/kayaking, boat building

Favorite Gear: Atomic race skis - fast and stable. NNN/Proling bindings - solid connection and control. Rossignol boots - they just fit my feet the best. Arc'teryx clothing - best quality.

Favorite local outdoor destination(s): The Adirondacks - hiking the high peaks and skiing in Lake Placid.

Fun Fact or Story: While in Sweden racing in the master's cross country skiing World Cup, I took advantage of the hotel's sauna - all ages, all genders. When the heat becomes too much, one steps outside to roll in the snow - next to the road with traffic and pedestrians. Such a different attitude towards nudity compared to the U.S.!