In skiing, the sidecountry is the term for those backcountry areas that can be reached by riding the lifts and ducking the boundary ropes.
It is an analogy for what I like to do more than anything else in the world–to duck the rope and see what’s on the other side.
This blog is me telling you stories from my sidecountry. Often, it’s skiing. Or hiking. Or my dog. Other times, it’s something else entirely.
Liz Millikin is a writer, among other things. She started skiing way too young, which may be why she can’t seem to leave the mountains behind.
She grew up in New England and moved to Colorado in 2014.
In between, she’s worked in marketing for a variety of companies, from in-house at design shops to agency work in the outdoor industry. Right now, she spends eight hours a day, five days a week as a content marketer type-type-tapping away for SurveyGizmo. She likes it there. They have a drawer full of potatoes, and she loves potatoes.
Her views are her own, which means while they may not be right, she thinks they’re pretty valid, and she’ll tell you so. For example: coconut water is awful.
If people were hashtaggable, she’d be: #skier #assertive #existentialist #introvert #dogmom