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Mark Absalom Awarded 2023 Snowsports Leader of the Year

Congratulations to our Director of Snowsports, Mark Absalom on being awarded with this tremendous honor!

Mark Absalom HeadshotMark Absalom is the PSIA-AASI 2023 Snowsports Leader of the Year!

This prestigious award was inspired by Einar Aas, Ron Kubicki, Freddie Anderson, Dave Merriam, and all the amazing leaders who have impacted and shaped the snowsports industry in the Eastern Region. This award is presented to an outstanding snowsports school director/manager for maintaining the highest standards in snowsports school management, their outstanding dedication to their instructors, commitment to their school, contributions to our organization (both regionally and nationally), and impact on the snowsports industry.

"Based on the many nominations we received, and my own experience, it is clear that your staff is inspired by your leadership. I’m writing to be sure you know how appreciated you are at your school and within our Region. Thank you for your contributions to snowsports, our industry, and in all the ways you have helped to support and develop your staff and our members," says Kathy Brennan, CEO of PSIA-AASI Eastern Region.

Born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Absalom is a life-long ski instructor and promoter of snow sports, with over 40 years’ experience in Snow Sports management and started with Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain in November 2021. Please join us in congratulating Mark!