TELLURIDE SKI INSTRUCTOR RICHARD THORPE RECOGNIZED AS SKI INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
June 24, 2010 (Telluride CO) – Ski Instructor extraordinaire Richard Thorpe was awarded Ski/Snowboard Instructor of the year by Colorado Ski Country USA at the 47th CSCUSA Annual Meeting on June 10, 2010. The Double Diamonds Awards Dinner was held at the Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, and Thorpe was presented the award by Olympic medalist Gretchen Bleiler.
“I am truly honored to receive this award from Colorado Ski Country,” said Thorpe. “It is so nice to be recognized amongst my peers and the industry as ‘Instructor of the Year’”.
Originally from California, Thorpe began his teaching career at Snoqualmie Summit, Washington, just outside of Seattle. He then spent 11 years teaching at Taos before moving to Telluride in 2000. Richard is a Level 3 Alpine instructor, is accredited as both a basic freestyle and children’s instructor, and is a Telluride ski school staff trainer.
“We have one of the leading ski and snowboard schools in the country, and we are thrilled Richard is a part of our staff,” said CEO Dave Riley. “We are proud of Richard’s achievements.”
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing Colorado’s 22 ski & snowboard resorts. CSCUSA is the global voice of the Colorado ski industry. The Association’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about CSCUSA and its members can be found at www.ColoradoSki.com.