2023 New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees

The Experience Snowboard Crew

                   Michael Johnstone, George Medina & Brandon Peterson

     The owners of Experience Snowboards, a small snowboard shop in Angel Fire, started the Free Taos campaign that is still legendary to this day.  The Free Taos campaign started as a fun protest and became a radical, popular movement, receiving national coverage, and ultimately contributed to Taos Ski Valley opening to snowboarders on March 19, 2008 - promoted at the time as "The Day Hell Froze Over."  The Crew pushed the envelope to develop nationally competitive athletes, cutting edge freestyle parks and snowboard-friendly terrain, and USASA sanctioned races and events throughout the state.  Their contributions secured their legacy as pioneers of snowboarding in New Mexico.


Max Killinger - Lifetime Achievement Award


Joey Turiciano - Lifetime Achievement Award




        The "Best of the Best" for the 2022-2023 Ski Season were also honored:

                                         Customer Service:    Amy Gaskins - Sipapu Ski & Summer Area

                                         Ski Patrol:    Carrie McConaughy - Ski Santa Fe

                                         Ski Instructor:   Elke May - Angel Fire Resort

                                                                  Sebastian Cuadra Rivera - Angel Fire Resort

                                         Rental Shop:   Roland Garcia - Ski Santa Fe



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