Bruce Tremper

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Ski Sport Innovator

Bruce Tremper (1953 - )

Bruce Tremper is the grand maestro in the realm of avalanche safety by developing innovative avalanche forecasts, videos, classes and books used throughout North America and the world in a career spanning more than forty years. A prolific author, speaker, instructor, researcher, videographer, pioneering avalanche forecaster and exceptional communicator, Tremper developed multimedia backcountry avalanche forecasts, popular avalanche classes, wrote two bestselling avalanche books translated into five languages, co-produced several prize-winning videos, and was featured in dozens of national and international avalanche documentaries and news programs. He coordinated backcountry avalanche safety for the Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 in Salt Lake City and helped launch avalanche centers in Japan and Norway.
A native of Missoula, Montana, he was a member of the Junior National Ski Team and U.S. Ski Team Talent Squad. In 1973 he was NCAA conference downhill champion. He received a master’s degree in geology from Montana State University in 1982. Tremper performed avalanche control work at Montana’s Bridger Bowl Ski Area starting in 1978, was director of avalanche operations at Big Sky Ski Area, and became a backcountry avalanche forecaster for the Alaska Avalanche Forecast Center before his nearly three decades as the Director of the Utah Avalanche Center.