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« A Fellow's Tale: Julia Kern's Mountain Story »

Dive deep into the world of Vuarnet’s Fellowship Alpine Emissary Program through A Fellow’s Tale: Mountain Stories, a collection of alpine vignettes.

« And getting out in nature away from the city really fostered my love for the sport and wanting to do it more, and immerse myself more in those environments.

Vuarnet Fellow Julia Kern is a member of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, a 2022 Olympian, and U.S. National Champion. Julia’s 2023-24 race season has just begun, but countless hours were devoted to prep work before even setting ski to World Cup race start.“Our race season spans for 4.5 months, with 2-3 races every weekend for the entire winter; that is up to 34 races in a season. To consistently perform at the top level for the entire season, the body must build a strong foundational base which takes time and a lot of training hours. Building fitness also doesn’t happen in a short period of time.
A Fellow’s Tale: Mountain Stories is a collection of vignettes from the Vuarnet Fellowship Alpine Emissary Program. Vuarnet Fellows are relentless explorers and athletes, just as Vuarnet is relentless in our dedication to craftsmanship and quality protection. The Fellowship is an inclusive space that fosters an extraordinary sense of community in celebration of our inherent quest to commune with the mountains. A Fellow’s Tale explores the human side of experience, the desire to transcend ourselves and our Fellows’ essential need to pursue their particular paths in life.