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Brian Bensch

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 29 years old, from San Francisco, CA
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Brian: San Francisco, CA
  • Brian grew up in Santa Clara, CA and began skiing at Bear Valley at the age of 4. He spent his high school days in Tahoe, and worked as a ski instructor for 4 years in college at Dartmouth, before...

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Adam Garon

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 22 years old, from Incline Village
  • Certification(s): PSIA AND AASI level 1 both
  • About Adam: Incline Village
  • From the white mountains of New England, I have enjoyed winter snow play since my early youth. Be it hiking in the mountains, biking, skiing, or snowboarding, mountain activities have always called...

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Steve Church

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 38 years old, from Homewood, Ca
  • Certification(s): aasi cert
  • About Steve: Homewood, Ca
  • I have 30 years snowboarding experience and 20 years teaching experience. When I'm not teaching snowsports I am a computer programmer. In my free time I play guitar and other musical instruments.

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Andrew Eells

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 19 years old, from Incline Vllage
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Andrew: Incline Vllage
  • Andrew has been skiing since the fifth grade, and typically logs over 100 days on the mountain each season. Born and raised in Placerville, CA, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to provide...

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Justin Palmer

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 21 years old, from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Certification(s): HTA 1
  • About Justin: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Based out of the East Bay, Justin has been skiing since before he could walk. When not teaching, Justin spends his weeks at UC Berkeley, cramming for his next engineering exam so he can spend his...

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Emily Mourraille

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 26 years old, from Reno, NV
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1 in-progress
  • About Emily: Reno, NV
  • I have participated as a competitive rider on multiple snowboard teams based out of the Tahoe area. Not only have I gone to US Nationals competing in snowboarding women's divisions, but I have...

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Jim Kinney

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 24 years old, from Homewood, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Jim: Homewood, CA
  • Jim had been skiing his whole life, and after graduating from college, he decided to become a ski instructor. This is Jim's second season teaching at Homewood and he's excited to join Snow Schoolers...

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Seth Evanhoe

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 19 years old, from Reno, NV
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Seth: Reno, NV
  • I love teaching people how to ski and snowboard, though have to profess I will likely always be a snowboarder at heart. I grew up in Redding, CA, and have been riding since I was 10 years old. After...

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Alora Bourne

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 19 years old, from Northern Tahoe, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Alora: Northern Tahoe, CA
  • I am a Sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno. I've been teaching snowboarding for 3 years and love being around kids!

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Christoph Prattis

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 22 years old, from Tahoe City
  • Certification(s): Ski and Snowboard Level 1
  • About Christoph: Tahoe City
  • I was placed on skis before I started walking and I quickly got used to the pleasure and freedom that skiing represents. I started out as a snowboard instructor and after teaching for a few years I...

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Amanda Wiebush

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  • Telemark Instructor
  • 31 years old, from Truckee, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Telemark Level 1
  • About Amanda: Truckee, CA
  • A snowboarder turned telemark skier, Amanda has been practicing the art of the telemark turn since 2009 and the science of telemark skiing since 2014. If you love to learn new things, or to do things...

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Eric Hovermale

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 30 years old, from Tahoe city
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1, Freestyle Accreditation
  • About Eric: Tahoe city
  • Born in Alaska and raised in the snow all my life. I can help you get out for the first time or advance your tricks in the park. 🏂I teach all ages and do video progression and edits. Instagram...

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Ryan Hoben

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Reno
  • Certification(s): Level 1 - Homewood Teaching Academy
  • About Ryan: Reno
  • I have been in love with skiing ever since I started at the age of three, and when I moved to Tahoe that love only grew stronger. I love to share my passion of skiing with others, and ski teaching the

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