The snowmaking crew from Bristol Mountain, N.Y., emerged as the winner in this year’s “I AM a Snowmaker” contest from SAM Magazine. More than 10,000 votes were cast for the seven resort snowmaking crews in a close contest, with Bristol coming out on top by only a few hundred votes.
The seven finalists in the I AM a Snowmaker contest were: Aspen Snowmass, Colo.; Bristol Mountain, N.Y.; Eaglecrest Ski Area, Alaska; Gunstock, N.H.; Hunter Mountain, N.Y.; Killington Resort, Vt.; and Pats Peak, N.H. Each crew created a compelling storytelling video for the contest, and the public voted for their favorite. All of the videos highlighted the grit, tenacity, hard work, and camaraderie shared by snowmaking teams across North America. The contest aims to recognize how critical these unsung heroes are to the success of the industry.
“We were so impressed by this year’s videos. They were some of the best yet, as evidenced by the 10,000-plus votes that came pouring in, and the closeness of the race for the top spot,” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. “We’re very proud to help shine a light on these unsung heroes. Congratulations to all seven teams for their wonderful contributions, and Bristol for taking home the top honors.”
Snowmaking has become vital to the snow sports industry given the current global warming problem we snow lovers face. Snowmakers are our future.