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Catching Up With Ashley Sifers, the Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Dec.10, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

By Kristen Lummis, BraveSkiMom.com

Ashley Sifers, Ski Granby Ranch

Ashley Sifers, Ski Granby Ranch

Ashley Sifers, of Ski Granby Ranch, is the Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year for 2013. A first-year PSIA Level 1 instructor, Ashley says she was “floored” when she won the award from Colorado Ski Country USA.

“My supervisor nominated me for the award, but I didn’t think I had snowball’s chance,” she laughed.

“It’s a real honor.”

With a background in therapeutic recreation, Ashley spent 10 years working with people with disabilities. “My job wasn’t necessarily to teaching skiing, but working for a nonprofit, I ended up teaching skiing by default.”

“In my job, we used skiing and other sports as vehicles to other means,” Ashley explains. “I really enjoyed teaching skiing and wanted to become a full-time ski instructor. So last year, I quite my job and made it happen.”

Here’s more from our interview: (continue reading…)

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