The I AM a Snowmaker contest highlights the hard work, determination and camaraderie of snowmakers, and recognizes how critical they are to the success of the mountain resort industry. I AM was started in the winter of 2013-14, and has since had various forms, all in keeping with this mission.
This season the I AM is celebrating the legacy of Herman K. Dupré, a co-founder of HKD and a true pioneer in the world of snowmaking. Each contestant chose a card from a deck of “Hermanisms” and showed how their team exemplifies that particular Hermanism. Each video is unique, but all great testaments to the grit and undying dedication of snowmaking crews across North America.
This year than 4,000 votes were cast during the seven-day voting period, which showcased four snowmaking teams from resorts across North America: Blue Mountain, Ont.; Eldora, Colo.; Okemo Mountain, Vt.; and Squaw Valley, Calif. Voting concluded Monday, Jan. 18.
Here are the four video submissions:
“We’re consistently blown away by the incredible industry support for I AM a Snowmaker, and are proud to help shine a light on these unsung heroes,” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. “Now more than ever, snowmakers play a critical role in the success—and sometimes survival—of mountain resorts. Cheers to all four teams, and congrats to the winner!”
See who won here:
Thank you Ski Area Management for bringing attention to these unsung heroes who make our world a better place to ski! #skitheworld