Their dedication to the sport, coupled with their commitment to ensuring that our guests have the best mountain experience possible, is what makes them the elite. It goes without saying that we're extraordinarily proud of their accomplishments.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2009
Taos Ski Valley has the best in the state when it comes to ski patrollers and instructors, according to New Mexico's association of ski resorts, Ski New Mexico. Two Taos Ski Valley employees, Robert Scram and Christine Lowry, won the Best Ski Patroller and Best Ski Instructor categories respectively, in this prestigious annual 'Best of the Best' competition. More than 2,500 individuals from 10 New Mexican ski resorts competed for the coveted awards.
These awards come on the heels of additional honors presented to Taos Ski Valley, including ranking in Ski Magazine's 2008 Top 50 Resort Guide.
"Robert and Christine are outstanding examples of the values we embrace at Taos Ski Valley," said Adriana Blake, Taos Ski Valley's vice president of marketing. "Their dedication to the sport, coupled with their commitment to ensuring that our guests have the best mountain experience possible, is what makes them the elite. It goes without saying that we're extraordinarily proud of their accomplishments."
Ski patrollers and instructors, in particular, make snow sports more rewarding for enthusiasts of all levels. Patrollers use their expert skills as well as their vast knowledge of the mountain to ensure visitors of all levels can enjoy their, no matter if they are skiing on beginner runs, back-country areas or terrain parks. Instructors like Lowry provide visitors with the personal attention they need to hone their skills, leading to more confident and enjoyable days on the mountain.
Scram, a 12-year veteran of Taos' ski patrol, is a member of Summer Mountain Crew and Patrol. He heads the avalauncher and accident investigation departments, and he was voted Ski Patroller of the Year by his fellow patrollers in the 2007-2008 season.
Lowry has been instructing at Taos Ski Valley's adult ski school for 26 years. She has her level 3 certification and teaches alpine skiing, telemarking and snowboarding. During her summers Lowry is a rafting guide on the Rio Grande.
For more information about the 2009-2010 ski season at Taos Ski Valley, please visit http://www.skitaos.org.