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Jelt Life Feature: Ben Goertzen

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In the Spirit of the February Winter Games, we recently relaunched our retro-inspired USA belt and had Ben Goertzen, this month's featured Jelter, take it for a spin up to Bridger Bowl. Ben is a professional skier and videographer out of Bozeman. His creativity and inspirations thrive here as he has room to create his own future living out his passions every day. Like Jelt, Ben feels a certain responsibility to give back to Bozeman and the natural world surrounding us, which can be seen in Ben's work and we are so honored to have him wear our product! 
Jelts are the perfect belts for ski pants so it's only natural that we brought one along for a powder day.
This month's feature will inspire you to get outside and take care of the natural gifts we have surrounding us every day and the USA belt will get you excited for cheer on the US in South Korea next month!
Check it out!

Who are you? 

Hi, I'm Ben Goertzen. I was born and raised in the mountains around Bozeman, MT. My passion to document and preserve the places I grew up recreating in became apparent from an early age. After years of competing as a professional skier on the Freeskiing Tour, I directed my attention away from competitions and focused on storytelling through media projects. In 2015, I started working with Vision Hawk Films and various other prestigious production companies to leverage my ability in showcase wildlife positively. Now, I  combine my three passions for skiing, environmental and wildlife conservation and filmmaking to influence policy and preserve our world for future generations. 

What do you do?

I’m a professional skier and wildlife and adventure filmmaker. 

Why do you do it?

My goal of documenting authentic stories, from humans to wildlife, stems from a moral obligation to protect the natural world that has given me so much life. Our world is changing at an astonishing rate and film provides me with an effective medium to tell meaningful stories quickly. 

How do you wear your Jelt?

The nature of my work keeps me on the move. Having a belt that is low-profile, durable, and functional is just one less thing I have to worry about when our 25 cases of film gear gets stuck in a foreign country’s customs office. 

Where do we send our followers to find you/your work?

You can check out my website at:
Facebook: Ben Goertzen
Ben Goertzen putting on ski boots, while wearing Jelt's USA belt
Ben Goertzen holding skis, while wearing Jelt's USA belt
Ben Goertzen putting on ski boots, while wearing Jelt's USA belt
Ben Goertzen taking a ski break, while wearing Jelt's USA belt
Ben Goertzen packing backpack, while wearing Jelt's USA belt

Photo by: Augie Schield of Ben Goertzen taking a jump while skiing Bridger Bowl, in Bozeman, MontanaPhoto by: Augie Schield

Ben Goertzen enjoying a beer, while wearing his Jelt USA belt

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