World champion skier, Daron Rahlves, is the latest Ambassador for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM), the national initiative that encourages children and adults to get involved with skiing and snowboarding by taking lessons from professional instructors. LSSM takes place the month of January and Rahlves is honored by the nomination, “I’m excited to be an Ambassador for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Skiing is an amazing feeling and a great way to connect to the mountains. I’ve done it my entire life with family and friends and it’s a huge part of me”
Rahlves serves as ambassador for Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, California near Lake Tahoe. He retired from racing in 2006 and recently was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame along with the first LSSM Ambassador, Glen Plake, and Olympic Gold Medalist Bode Miller who is also a LSSM Ambassador. Rahlves won 12 World Cup Races, stood on the World Cup Podium and took seven U.S. National Titles. He is also the only American to win the legendary Hahnenkamm in Downhill and Giant Slalom.
The Ski Channel agrees whole-heartedly with Rahlves sentiment on winter sports that “Once you ski or snowboard down a mountain, your life will change”. This is what LSSM is all about!
To learn more about LSSM check out www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org
Photo by: Mark Fisher Photography