Incredibly proud of Alta General Manager and founder of the Alta Environmental Center, Onno Wieringa. Here he is being awarded the Hero of Sustainability award by unanimous decision at the NSAA national conference. Way to go Onno!
Alta attracts artists. This is Skier Services employee Le Grand Johnston showing off the glass snowflake necklaces he makes. Le Grand also paints, blows glass and makes ceramics. You can see more of his art at berntworks.com.
You have to feel a little bad for the ski lesson that has to try and pay attention with such an incredible view of Devil's Castle right behind them. Then again, they are skiing a beautiful bluebird day on a Monday...forget we said anything.
Today is the annual Alta biathlon, in which Alta employees and community members compete with skate skis, bow and arrows to find out who's the best. It's a serious contest and people have been training and making all kinds of ludicrous claims for weeks, now. This is the 3rd year Alta Ski Shop tuner Jack (pictured) has built a ski chair for the grand prize. Lucy, Alta Ski Patrol's cutest and most popular employee, was included in the picture just for the page views.
Alta Ski Patrollers Dave and Jonathan, along with their trusty assistants Lucy and Banjo, selling $10 raffle tickets for the Backcountry Magazine Basecamp raffle, to be held next weekend, here at Alta. It's rumored that there will over $10,000 in raffle prizes. Look for Jonathan, David, Lucy and Banjo if you want raffle tickets. For more information on the 2017 Backcountry Basecamp at Alta, please visit: http://backcountrymagazine.com/backcountry-basecamp-2017/
GMD bartender Kate Pearce, demonstrating the proper snow stabbing powder skiing pole plant technique on the High Shoulder. If it doesn't look like you're trying to kill the snow, you aren't doing it right.