Tahoe Donner hires new ski and snowboard school director
Meet Dave Walker, Tahoe Donner’s new Ski and Snowboard School Director. Walker comes to Tahoe Donner with 15 seasons of experience in the ski and snowboard school industry, most recently at Heavenly Ski Resort.
Dave grew up in West Virginia. Upon graduating first in his Lewis County High School class, attended Virginia Tech, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Through college he worked at Newport News Shipbuilding as an engineer in the Nuclear Submarine and Aircraft Carrier Propulsion Department where he provided technical assistance to U.S. government funded research and development projects.
Nine months after graduating, Walker decided to take one winter off to work at a ski resort.
In 2005 Walker moved to South Lake Tahoe where he started working at Heavenly Ski Resort as a supervisor in charge of adult and private lessons on the California side. He quickly moved into the role of training manager for a staff of 450 employees, including a staff of 25 ski and snowboard staff trainers.
At Tahoe Donner, Walker begins his 16th season in the ski and snowboard school industry. A PSIA level III instructor, Walker is comfortable on a snowboard. Walker’s interest in Tahoe Donner stems from the sense of community he feels at the resort.
and#8220;Tahoe Donner is an amazing place to learn the sport, and I’m looking forward to growing the ski school over the coming years,and#8221; says Dave.
Dave recently moved to Truckee with his wife Sheryl, 3-year-old son Jacob and 9-month-old daughter Danielle.
He enjoys spending time with his family, mountain and road biking and is an Expert Class Downhill Mountain Bike Racer. Tahoe Donner is excited to have added such an experienced individual to the Downhill Ski Area staff. Welcome, Dave!
and#8212;Submitted to the Sun