I grew up skiing at Afton Alps Ski Area in Minnesota and starting racing at seven years old. I continued racing through high school and college, eventually racing on the Peugeot Pro Ski Tour in the 70’s and early 80’s. I am fortunate to live my dream of working in the ski industry as a manufacturer’s representative. I started my agency, Tom Blair and Associates in 1984. Today we represent some of the finest companies in the snow sports industry including Atomic, Descente, Leki, Neve Designs, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, Ripzone and Dragon. I want to thank all my retailers for again honoring me with this award. I sincerely enjoy working with all of you and am grateful for your recognition.