I Am A Snowmaker
The HKD I AM a Snowmaker award recognizes six outstanding snowmakers from across the country. These snowmakers were asked to share their story--their hardships, their successes, and what it means to be a snowmaker. Each month a new I AM a snowmaker will be revealed with their personal tale. At the end of the season, readers will be asked to vote on their favorite I AM moment.
Who inspired you? Who showed you a side of snowmaking that you never knew before? It's up to you to decide whose I AM moment trumps them all. Voting will begin in May, 2014...
SAM Asked... At what point in your snowmaking career did you have that epiphany and realize "I AM a snowmaker?" What specific challenge or obstacle tested your dedication and determination as a snowmaker and how did you surmount it? The future of the mountain resort industry lies in the hands of the snowmaker--the sky is the limit.
october 2013 Snowmaker:
Ken MackResort: Loon Mountain, N.H.
Years making snow: 14
Favorite Temperature: 10° F wet bulb
Life Philosophy: Work hard, gain experience and knowledge, experiment with new ideas and tactics, and leave a positive impression wherever I go.
» Read Ken's full profile and I AM Moment
November 2013 Snowmaker:
Ray WellerResort: Breckenridge, CO
Years making snow: 21
Favorite Temperature: 10° F wet bulb, clear and calm.
Life Philosophy: Carpe Diem. Give 100%, help others, constantly
re-imagine life and work
» Read Ray's full profile and I AM Moment
December 2013 SNOWMAKER:
Resort: Steamboat, CO
Years making snow: 9
Favorite Temperature: 8° F wet bulb
Life Philosophy: Work hard, lead by example, be fair, think outside the box, and always search for ways to make improvements.
» Read Corey's full profile and I AM Moment
January 2014 Snowmaker:
Resort: Sugarloaf, ME
Years making snow: 6
Favorite Temperature: 0° F Not too hot, not too cold. Perfect.
Life Philosophy: Live, love, laugh, and be happy.
» Read Sam's full profile and I AM Moment
February 2014 Snowmaker:
Jason SealResort: Massanutten, VA
Years making snow: 11
Favorite Temperature: 10 degrees, or honestly, anything below 27.0 wetbulb.
Life Philosophy: Always give 110%, and be honest.
» Read Jason's full profile and I AM Moment
March 2014 SNOWMAKER:
Tim whorlResort: Roundtop, PA
Years making snow: 27
Favorite Temperature: 5 degrees because that was the temperature on the day I learned to ski.
Life Philosophy: Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
» Read Tim's full profile and I AM Moment
Are you a snowmaker?
What's your I AM moment? To submit your I AM moment or nominate a fellow snowmaker for the next round of I AM awards, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org