PSIA Questionnaire for Snow Pro Magazine

PSIA-AASI Membership Questionnaire

Name: Nancy E. Peck-Cook

Discipline(s): Alpine

Division: Eastern

Member since: 2000

Resort where you are currently employed: Mount Snow

Position: Alpine Development Coach – Training Center

PSIA-AASI credentials: PSIA Level 2

Please name your favorite:

Run (and location – resort, state, etc.): Upper Cirque, Snowbird, UT
On-mountain restaurant (and location – city, state): Tony’s Pizza, Mount Snow, VT
Off-mountain restaurant (and location – city, state): Claudes & Choices, Killington, VT
Ski or snowboard destination: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

How do you typically get to and from work in the winter?
Drive from Mass to VT in my Subaru Outback!

What do you eat for breakfast before a day on the slopes
? Breakfast Burrito at the Mount Snow Cafeteria

What’s your on-mountain lunch or snack
? Met RX Power Bar or almonds/trail mix

How do you après? Specifically, what is your après ski beverage
? We go to the Snow Barn where all the coaches, instructors & patrol go for apres ski. I love Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

What’s on your playlist?
Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad)

What are you skiing/riding on this season?
Rossignol World Cup Slalom Alpine Race ski

What is your favorite ride (skis or snowboard) ever? And the details of what made/makes it so special.
Rossignol World Cup Slalom ski because of the response of the ski in the turn, I feel the energy, the bounce and security of skiing very fast with this ski.

How many days do you average on snow each season?

What makes your mountain so special? Why are you there?
Great terrain along with a family friendly atmosphere, great skiers, great PSIA teachers/examiners, they care about the people that work for them as well as the focus on the guest experience. It truly feels like home. And the apres ski fun is plentiful!

Complete the following sentences:

I love my _Cloudveil Koven ski pants and jacket___________. Because . . . they are great in any weather, light and durable at the same time.

I never head to a resort without my
. . . husband Steve & family!

If I’m not skiing or riding, I’m
. . . taking alpine race photos for the Mount Snow Ski Club – I love photography….

What do you do to train in the off-season?
run, golf and waterski

Describe the worst ski town job you’ve ever had
: Lunch waitress at this off mountain joint where they were truly unorganized and it was chaos!

What would you say to someone not involved in snowsports to encourage them to try skiing or riding?
The amazing feeling of being outside in the snow, feeling the chill of the air – making turns down the mountain is unlike any sensation you can ever duplicate. Everyone must experience this sport.

Why are you a PSIA-AASI member?
To become a better ski teacher, a better skier and to learn as much as I can about what it will take to become and teach all levels of skiing. PSIA helps to stay on top of all the latest techniques and a great place for a pro ski teacher to hear new ideas in ski teaching.

What’s your snowsports goal?
Level 3 Alpine PSIA in the next 2 years. Level 200 USSA Coaching, Tele Level 1

How do you spend your summers
? Photography, Waterskiing, Landscaping and my real job of course as a national director with the American Cancer Society

What online social networking sites do you frequent and why?

Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger.
I love my blog as an online journal, facebook is my favorite place to catch up on friends from skiing etc. and Twitter is interesting for short updates and news. Yes – I am on the PSIA group! Great to stay connected!

Family at the Snow Barn – apres ski!

My snow angels from Devo Level D – 2008-09 season

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About Nancy

Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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