The Speaker Series started in 2020 and features engaging presentations with interactive Q & A sessions. Prior speakers include Olympian Deb Armstrong & WSSSM Board Member John W. Lundin on Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass. Make a suggestion for a Speaker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avalanche Dogs & Backcountry Safety (beer, too!) March 18, 2021
Chris Martin and his K9 Anna are with Ski Patrol Rescue Team (SPART), members of the King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA) and specialize in winter and mountain travel, avalanche safety, rescue, and rescue training, and pre-hospital emergency care. Working Avalanche Rescue Dogs aren’t your average pup; they’ll fly in a helo, ride a snowmobile, take a lift. These dogs have superpower noses and above average work ethics. Learn more about how these k9-human teams work together to bring loved one’s home and how you can practice safety when traveling in the backcountry.
BONUS: Enjoy this event with a good, local beer! Dru Ernst, co-founder and Head Brewer, will talk about Dru Bru’s mission and connection to the Ski Patrol, as well as provide a beer tasting of their Bru Ski Patrol beer, an award-winning German-style dark Lager brewed in honor of the Ski Patrol.
Extra Bonus: If you pre-register for this event, you’ll receive a coupon for 50% off a Bru Ski Patrol 6-pack!
March 2, 2021: “Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass” with WSSSM Board Member John Lundin & WSSSM President Dave Moffett, 7 pm (pacific)
WSSSM Board of Directors Member John Lundin will lead us through an engaging presentation on his popular book, “Early Skiing on Snoqualmie Pass.” WSSSM President, Dave Moffett, who wrote the foreword in the book, will also join in. Sign up and submit your questions in advance. This presentation will be on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. To learn more about John Lundin and see his other published research, check out his website. Proceeds from this book are being donated to the Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum. Copies of the book are available at the museum store, at your local bookstore, or at Amazon.
Dec. 10, 2020: Olympic Gold Medalist & WSSSM Board Member Deb Armstrong, 7 pm (pacific)
Deb Armstrong learned to ski at Alpental at Snoqualmie Summit in Washington State, still her favorite ski area in the world! In 1984 she won the Gold Medal in Giant Slalom in the Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Ski racing, coaching, training and representing the ski industry have been her career ever since. Deb was named to the Seattle Public Schools Hall of Fame for her high school athletic achievements, the Washington State Ski Hall of Fame and the National Ski Hall of Fame. She was Alpine Director of the Winter Sports Club in Steamboat Springs, Technical Director of the Ski School there, PSIA Alpine Team Member and Ambassador of skiing for the Taos Ski Valley for several years. She is currently a free-lance ski instructor, consultant, coach and lives in Steamboat Springs with her partner and daughter. Deb is on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum. Deb Armstrong YouTube ski instruction and coaching channel.