Alpine Adventures was founded in 1965 as Alpine Junior Skiers. Over 50+ years, we’ve taught thousands of kids and adults how to become safe, responsible skiers and snowboarders. Members from past years send their their kids to ski with us – some families are on their third generation!
Our supervisors come from all walks of life: teachers, nurses, college students, and others. All have had thorough background checks and a year of training before they are accepted into our program. Supervisors work in teams of twos and threes on the hill. A minimum of four supervisors travel on each bus.
Dave has worked with Alpine Adventures since 1969, and became Director in 1977. Dave is a community leader with a deep interest in schools and parks & recreation districts. He has been a professional ski instructor and is a past member of the National Ski Patrol.
“I love what I do,” Dave says. “It’s great to see kids and adults go from first-time, never-done-this-before to very competent intermediate and intermediate-advanced skiers and boarders over the course of the season. The supervisors are out skiing with the kids exploring the mountain, and the kids love it. Where else can you learn a sport that you can do by yourself, or with a group, and have fun no matter where you are? For many of our kids, it becomes a lifelong sport.”
Thanks to Tom Kidwell and Suzy Bob for a lot of the photos.
Thank you for putting together yet another great ski season! I had a terrific time – I love the ski bus! Thanks also to you and Craig for the great lessons.
Patricia, San Francisco
I had a wonderful time in St. Moritz and Madrid. Looking forward to more travels in the future.
Megan, San Francisco
I just want to thank you for the fantastic trip to Banff and Lake Louise. I’ve wanted to return here since the Calgary Olympics (1988). The trip was everything I’d hoped for.
Steve, San Francisco
Thank you so much for all your hard work in putting the Wednesday trips and vacation weeks together. Bulgaria and Istanbul were wonderful. We’ll do it again!
Pat and Val,
Sacramento & Caldwell, NJ
There is no way I could ever thank you for all the fabulous ski trips and so much fun over the last 15 years!
Paulette, Rancho Murietta