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Al Mandell

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Al caught the skiing bug at 3 years old and has never looked back! He’s turned his Middlebury Ski racer background to a love of deep powder, backcountry skiing and…

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Anne St. Clair

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Originally a Pennsylvania native, Anne migrated west on a cross-country road cycling adventure. She eventually landed in Breckenridge, CO and Moab, UT, where she discovered her love of backcountry skiing…

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Casey Graham

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Casey grew up skiing in the north east and has always been motivated and inspired by mountains both snowy and rocky. After moving to Colorado in 2009, he quickly found…

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Duke Barlow

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Duke has worked full-time with the Breckenridge Ski Patrol since 2001 and now serves as their Snow Safety Director. He loves playing in the mountains with friends- especially on skis….

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Emily Heikkinen

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Emily grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where cross-country skiing and snowmobiling were the only reliable ways of transportation. She found her way out west in 1993 and…

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Eryka Thorley

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Eryka loves Winter.  In fact her daughter’s name is Wynter.  Growing up along the frigid, arctic-like shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Eryka learned the value of nature…

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Janine Prout

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Janine grew up on a farm in southeast Washington State, learning to ski on the Palouse hills. Janine’s love for the outdoors brought her to Colorado to explore the mountains…

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Karin Pocock

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Karin enjoys sharing her love of the backcountry with others, learning, growing, and being humbled in the mountain environment. Karin began working professionally in the mountains in 2002 and has…

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Kenzie Carson

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Kenzie grew up skiing at a tiny one lift ski area in northern New Mexico and fell in love with the mountains at an early age. She started teaching skiing…

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Leanne Wren

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Leanne has been snowboarding over 20 years and started splitboarding 6 years ago. On her 10th season at Underground Snowboards in Breckenridge, Leanne works to help develop, improve and promote…

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Leslie Ross

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Leslie loves the free heel feel. Introduced to Telemark skiing on a NOLS winter camping trip in 1990, Leslie was hooked. She took her passions into the Free Skiing comps…

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Susie Nothnagel

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Susie Nothnagel has lived in Breckenridge for the past 23 years and has been a Breckenridge Ski Patroller since 1998.   She loves sharing the beauty of backcountry skiing with others through guiding, instructing…

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