Inside The Parlor: James Hamilton

Well... this is awkward. Have you ever had to interview yourself? I guess there's a first time for everything. My name is James Hamilton and I am in charge of Digital Marketing & Branding at Parlor. So pretty much I just tweet and sh*t. Sometimes I take video and pictures on my flip phone. Nothing to it. Anywho, here we go. 

How old were you when you learned to ski?

JH: I was three. 


Tell us your life story as seen through skiing (skip all that boring stuff that doesn't involve playing in the snow)

JH: I was super lucky to be born into a family with a long history in skiing. My grandmother was a professional racer, and the captain of the British women’s ski team. Despite the fact that I grew up in DC, my mother made a point to get us out skiing as much as possible. Whether it was visiting cousins out in British Columbia or poking around the dinky hills of the mid-atlantic, it was always fun. After my older sisters graduated from high school we sort of stopped taking family ski trips, so I took several years off from skiing in my teens. I came back to the sport in college and fell in love all over again, which eventually inspired a move to Jackson Hole. I was able to get more in to backcountry skiing during my time in Jackson, and despite a herniated L4-L5 disc and a bunch of torn ligaments in my spine that ended my season abruptly it was definitely the best ski season of my life. After Jackson I moved to Denver…yadda yadda yadda, spent some time in Aspen… moved to Boston… yadda yadda… end up doing marketing for a bad ass ski company, and now I’m really enjoying getting to know the mountains here in New England a little bit better.


What's your favorite mountain in New England?

JH: Mad River Glen. 


Tell us about the most epic ski day of your life.

JH: I've done some really awesome backcountry touring around the Tetons and in Colorado, and I've been lucky enough to ski some unreal powder days at various resorts. Any time that I get to ski with family is also very special. That being said, at the risk of sounding like a giant d-bag, Aspen Highlands bowl laps with my buddies followed by partying at Cloud Nine. It doesn't get more epic than that. 


What do you like about working at Parlor?

JH: Parlor is a very unique company. As a marketer I think we have such an awesome story to tell and high quality product to sell. As a human I just really like the team and hanging out with everyone. Plus the dogs are cute, and skiing is tight ;)


Favorite Apres beverage? 

JH: Ranier... or Lawson's sip of sunshine

Well, if you've made it this far - congratulations. I hope you enjoy reading my nonsense enough to BUY OUR CUSTOM SKIS