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When we debuted the "Under 30" list last year, we really had no idea what we were getting into. We thought it would be a nice way to recognize some of the hard working young people of the industry, those people who aren't quite SAMMY eligible yet but show great promise early in their careers.

The response to the article, however, was far greater than we anticipated. Through e-mails, trade shows and website visits, you flooded us with positive response, letting us know how nice it was to read about such talented and enthusiastic young people and how much hope it gave you for the future of our industry.

We knew there were far more people out there who deserved to be on that list than we could possibly fit, and so we've decided to make the "Under 30" list an annual event. In the following pages, you'll read about another crop of exceptional young people, all under the age of 30 (or at least very close). They're quite an outstanding bunch and we hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we did getting to know them.

Explore the hall of fame of past honorees, some of whom you might recognize as current leaders in the industry!

Subscribers can read their full profiles in the SAM Digital Archives.


Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Powderhorn Resort, Colo.
Age: 26


Terrain Park and Youth Brand Marketing Manager,
Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA


General Manager, The Outpost Lodge Restaurants
Keystone Resort, Colo.
Age: 30

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Producer/Videographer, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.
Age: 27

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Terrain Park Development Manager, Boyne Resorts
Age: 29


Rick Schmitz
Owner, Nordic Mountain, Wisc.
Age: 26


Erin shedd
Alpine Rental Manager, Bretton Woods/Mount Washington, N.H.
Age: 25

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Resort Programs Coordinator, Burton Snowboards
Age: 26

tim smith
Operations Manager, Crotched Mountain, N.H.
Age: 28

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General Manager, Mt. Norquay, Alberta
Age: 30