Jerry Warren

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Jerry Warren is a native of Springville, Utah, who began his ski teaching career at Timp Haven Ski Area in 1967. One year later, Jerry was the assistant Ski School Director. In 1969, he became an associate certified member of the PSIA-I division and a fully certified in 1970. When Snowbird was preparing to open in the spring of 1971, Ski School Director, Junior Bounous, invited Jerry to assist him in running the program. Jerry was promptly appointed Assistant Director and served in that role for 17 years.

In 1974, Jerry was selected as a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Demonstration Team. He participated in Interski (International Ski Congress) four times as a team member - 1975, 79, 83, 89, and two more as a member of the PSIA educational staff (1991 and 1995).He served as a chairman of the PSIA National Steering committee and the VP of Education from 1988 to 1991. He was the primary author of the 1992 and 1996 PSIA Alpine Skiing Manuals. He served on the PSIA Board of Directors from 1988 to 2009.

In 1988, Jerry returned to where it all began and joined the Sundance ski area (formerly Timp Haven) management team as Director of Skiing and Mountain Operations until 1994. After a short stint at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon, Jerry returned to Sundance in 1996 to assume his former position.

In recognition of his years of dedication, service and contribution to PSIA, the sport of skiing and the ski teaching professions, Jerry was presented the PSIA National Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2009.