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Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
The Dartmouth Skiway has named Peter Stransky as the director of its snowsport school.
Stransky brings 25 years of experience in the snow sports and golf industries to the Skiway, having served as an instructor, ski school director and golf professional at a number of eastern resorts.
"I'm delighted that Peter has joined us," said Skiway General Manager Doug Holler. "His expertise as an instructor and instructor trainer, and his experience with family-oriented snowsports programs, carries on a great tradition at the Skiway and is just what we're looking for as we look to the future."
Most recently, Stransky was a Virginia-based snowsports school consultant supervisor, developing and initiating staff planning and training, conducting clinics and implementing instructor examinations for the Professional Ski Instructors' Association (PSIA.) He has worked as the snowsports school director and assitant golf pro at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia; as general manager of the Song Mountain Resort in New York; and as the head golf professional and ski school director at Holiday Valley Resort, also in New York. He is a PSIA Level III-certified instructor and an alpine examiner for the PSIA's Eastern division, and has previously been a member of the Professional Golfer's Association, participating in the PGA's apprentice program.
"Dartmouth is a major player in American skiing, and the Skiway is a wonderful community resource," noted Stransky. "I'm pleased to work with this outstanding group of professionals and look forward to many winters working and teaching with them."
Stransky will oversee the Skiway's staff of nearly 50 experienced instructors and a program that offers instruction for all levels of skiers, several times each day. A 400-foot beginner's slope and lift service are all designed especially for first time skiers and snowboarders. He succeeds Simon Mayer, who headed the Skiway's teaching program for more than 30 years before retiring last spring.
The Dartmouth Skiway is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006-07, marking a half-century as the Upper Valley's family fun ski destination. A special 50th anniversary celebration will be held Friday, Dec. 29 at the Skiway; visit the Skiway's website for details.
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