2022 NW Cup Dual SL – Stevens Pass, WA

About PNW

The Pacific Northwest Ski Association was organized in 1930 and developed out of the need for uniformity in all phases of ski competition. PNW works with U.S. Ski & Snowboard in establishing the eligibility and qualifications of competitors, setting standards and certifications for coaches and officials, and organizes clinics and training programs for all alpine skiing disciplines. As a division of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Western Region, PNW plays a key role in all U.S. Ski & Snowboard ski competitions. PNW’s programs are the first step for ski competitors to national and international amateur sports competitions. PNW is a non-profit organization and operates for the benefit of all PNW and U.S. Ski & Snowboard members in the Pacific Northwest division.

PNW’s athletic programs are designed and implemented by professional coaches and administrators as well as an active group of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. In addition, PNW has direct input to the policies, procedures, and guidelines of U.S. Ski & Snowboard through PNW’S representation at various committee and subcommittee levels of the national organization.

PNW maintains a year-round office to support the needs of PNW competitors, coaches, officials, volunteers, and clubs. The office disseminates important information regarding race schedules, racer qualification and selection to traveling teams, coaches and officials’ clinics, etc. The office is available to help all PNW clubs and individuals. 

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VISION & MISSION

A leader in attracting, developing and retaining competitive snow sport enthusiasts in the United States. PNW brings together the Pacific Northwest snow sports community to govern, administer, support and grow competitive snow sports in a fun and learning environment.

Values

Our vision is to be a leader in attracting, developing and retaining competitive snow sport enthusiasts in the United States.

Inclusive

Everyone has the opportunity to participate.

Integrity

We strive to do the right thing every day, regardless of personal interests or outcomes. 

Collaborative

Foster a culture of cooperation among our resorts, clubs, coaches, athletes, and officials.

Community

Cultivate fellowship, unity, and respect among the snow sports community.

Accountable

Committed to efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in all we do.

Board of Directors

Officers

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Position Name Location Club
President Karl Wardrop Lake Oswego, OR Meadows Race Team
Vice President Jeff Kray Tacoma, WA Crystal Mtn Alpine club
Secretary Gillian Esson Skykomish, WA Skykomish Ski Team
Treasurer Roger Root Moscow, ID Schweitzer Alpine Race School

Directors

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Position Name Location Club
Director of Alpine Justin Rackley Portland, OR The MAC Ski & Snowboard Team
Director of Nordic Peter Leonard Winthrop, WA Methow Valley Nordic
Director of Officials Roger Root Moscow, ID Schweitzer Alpine Race School
Director of Collegiate Ron Bonneau Caldwell, ID USCSA
Director of Snowboard TBA TBA TBA
Director of Freestyle TBA TBA TBA

Directors at Large

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Position Name Location Club
P1 (2nd yr. of 1st term) Rob Cravens Bend, OR Mt Bachelor Ski Ed. Foundation
P2 1st yr. of 2nd term) Steve Maynard Newcastle, WA Crystal Mtn. Alpine Club
P3 (2nd yr. of 1st tem) Todd Grover Bend, OR Mt Bachelor Ski Ed Foundation
P4 (2nd yr. of 1st term) Mike Burns Spokane, WA Spokane Nordic
P5 (1st yr. of 2nd term) Austin Dean Portland, OR Mt. Hood Ski Ed. Foundation
P6 (1st yr. of 1st term) Courtney Altringer Sandpoint, ID Schweitzer Alpine Race School
P7 (1st yr. of 1st term) Lily Ericksen Seattle, WA Crystal Mt Alpine Club
P8 (1st yr. of 1st term) Karen Lundgren Hood River, OR Mt. Hood Ski Ed Foundation
P9 (1st yr. of 2nd term) John Barnett Wenatchee, WA Mission Ridge Ski Team

More

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Position Name Location Club
Immediate Past President Curt Hammond Dover, ID Schweitzer Alpine Race Team
USSA Alpine Sport Committee Member Peter Leonard Winthrop, WA Methow Valley Nordic
PNSAA Executive Director Jordan Elliott - President Bend, OR -
PNSAA Josh Jorgensen Wenatchee, WA Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort
Professional Ski Instructors of America - Northwest Chris Kastner Hood River, OR Mt. Hood Meadows Resort

Committee List

Appeals Committee Chairperson
Jeff Kray

By Laws
Jeff Kray and Bill Brooks

Disciplinary Review Committee Chairperson
Justin Rackley – Alpine
Peter Leonard – Nordic

Executive Committee
Karl Wardrop – Chairperson
Jeff Kray
Gillian Esson
Roger Root
Peter Leonard
Justin Rackley

Nominating Committee
Rob Cravens – Chairperson
Molly Dennehy
Courtney Altringer

Contact PNW

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Position Name Address Bus EMAIL
Executive Director Claudia Yamamoto 1329 Section Ave Quincy, WA 98848 509.445.4454