A Chillicothe native has been honored by the Colorado Ski Country USA at their 55th Annual Meeting and the annual Double Diamond Award Ceremony. Among the honorees was Ryan Latham as Instructor of the Year.
Latham was cited for his "passion for ski instructing made him an excellent choice for Instructor of the Year". His depth of knowledge, empathy and dedication to lifelong learning have spurred him to the top of Aspen Snowmass’ Ski and Snowboard School.
Ryan has a background in adaptive snow sports and a passion for working with children with physical and mental challenges, helping them defy expectations and excel at skiing and snowboarding. He earned the position of trainer through a rigorous qualification process and was awarded the 2017 Snowmass Children’s Division Professional of the Year. His professionalism and positive attitude make him an excellent leader and instructor at Aspen Snowmass.
Olympic bronze medalist, Colorado and Steamboat Springs athlete Arielle Gold joined the celebration as the celebrity presenter.
The leaders of Colorado’s ski industry gathered at The Kitchen in Denver to recognize ski area employees for their excellence and dedication to their craft including food and beverage professionals, guest service professionals, ski instructors, ski patrollers, groomers, terrain masters, snowmakers and a winter athlete of the year.