Courtney, one of Stratton's newly appointed intrepid snow reporter, gives us a quick rundown of her life to-date:
So you clicked on MY bio did you? First, let me say that I’m honored to know someone wants to learn more about me. I have to take this moment to thank my mom for making this all possible. Alright, alright, I guess I’ll just dive right in.
Though I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada (Courtney fun fact!), within the year, I moved to upstate New York after my Dad got stationed at Plattsburgh airbase. I spent the next 17 years living a small town life in AuSable Forks, New York. We have one gas station and one stop light…like I said, small town.
The best part of growing up there was the outdoor life. Hiking, water sports and biking filled the summer while winter was a time for skiing and riding, of course. I grew up skiing Whiteface Mountain (yeah yeah, ‘you mean ice face?!’ I’ve heard that one), and if you’re thinking, ‘wait! Skiing? Did she mean to say that?’ -yes! I began my career as a skier. It wasn’t until high school that I switched to snowboarding. After that, there was no looking back.
Unfortunately, while I was attending college at Saint Rose in Albany, NY (go Golden Knights!), snowboarding took a back seat to work and school. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Humanities, Public Communications degree, I began to find my way in the real world.
First stop, Lake Placid, NY. Then, I made my way to the warmth of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Finally, the universe led me here to Stratton Mountain, Vermont. I just can’t stay away from the Northeast. So far, my experience as your snow reporter has been nothing but good times and I hope you can join me for fun on the mountain sometime this season!
Stay tuned for a catch-up sesh with Troy, the second half of this year's snow report duo.