Terrain Parks Manager
SnowSport University Snowboard Supervisor
I have been standing sideways for 15 years and counting. I am the Snowboard Supervisor at Smuggs, and I also have my hand in many other projects… like terrain parks! I first came to Smuggs for late season pow turns. The following season, I started as a Snowboard Instructor and I have never looked back. My passion for snowboarding at Smuggs? Big slashers and riding with a great crew. Chances are that if you run into me on the mountain, I am exploring the endless woods in search for the perfect natural jib. Every forest has one. Favorite trick: method air… stay true.
Snowsports School Training Manager / Terrain Park Maintenance Staff
Years Riding/Skiing? 20
What brought you to Smuggs and how long have you been here? I’ve been here since 1999. I originally moved up here for two reasons: Winter and Johnson State College. My reason for attending JSC was primarily because of its proximity to the best free-riding in the northeast. Tom Vickery convinced me in 1998 to go to Smuggs over the other options in the area due to the nature of the trails. Tom Vickery is the MAN!
What’s your passion of the sport? Mostly riding everything, like trees, steeps, park, pipe. Pretty much exactly what Madonna and Sterling have to offer. Sterling is pretty much a skate park top to bottom, capped off with Birch Run Terrain Park. My number 1 passion though is Madonna on a powder day. Liftline and Freefall. Don’t look past Morse while we are at it. Morse gets passed over by skilled skiers & riders, and there is some good tree riding there in spots.
Favorite thing to do at Smuggs? Riding Madonna I Liftline on a powder day, Jib laps on Sterling whenever, Letting everyone else go first & riding where they don’t, watching Rick Witham defy time and sleep.
Favorite terrain park trick? Anything that brings me back to my skateboard roots
Terrain parks builder, maintenance, and digger
Years Riding/Skiing? I have been snowboarding since 1989 (23 years)!
What brought you to Smuggs and how long have you been here?
The diversity of the terrain and the people who are drawn to this great mountain, are the reasons I consider it home. I started snowboard instructing at Smuggs in the winter of 94 and haven’t missed a winter since.
What’s your passion of the sport? My passion, like any other skier/rider, is hands down POWDER DAYS!! But I also really enjoy being on my snowboard whether its laps through the park or pipe, tree runs, or even getting lost for an afternoon on my spilt-board.
Favorite thing to do at Smuggs? Snowboarding is the obvious answer but I really enjoy creating an atmosphere where other people can learn to love this mountain as much as I do!
Favorite terrain park trick? Backside 180 tail grab
Smugglers’ Notch’s very own Powder Betty
With 21 years of snowboarding under her belt she has been involved with every aspect of the snowboarding culture including: Competition, Coaching, Competition Judge, Marketing, Promotion, Sales, and Events. She is a Vermont native that has traveled to many snowy peaks but calls this mountain home. Currently you can find her managing No School Snowboard Shop, coordinating Smuggs Gravity Control events, and taking laps through the glades and parks.