Learn from yesterday, live for today and SKI hard always
About your Guide:
I have been part of the Winter Park family for the past 30 years working as a instructor, Ski Patroler and Coach for the Winter Park Competition Center. Currently I am still coaching as it allows me to continue to work with our youth sharing my experiences and knowledge of skiing. As a new member to the Guide team I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the mountain and the Winter Park area with you. Another passion of mine is fly fishing where myself and friends spend many days on the rivers and lakes in the Grand County area. Love to wet a line whenever I can, winter or summer.
I love to ski a variety of terrain at Winter Park and Mary Jane- bumps, steeps, trees, and whatever you want to experience here at our resort. I Would love to share some of my favorite spots and shortcuts. The mountain has much to offer and my favorite stashes will now be part of your adventure.
Why Ski with Ray:
My extensive knowledge of the mountain and the sport alows me to share my passion of skiing with skiers of all levels and any age. I have spent most of my skiing life here on this mountain, raised my family skiing here and love to share it with others. I have seen this area grow into what it is today and would love to share some of that history with all of you. We can talk skiing or fly fishing I have a passion for both. Look forward to sharing and making your days here at Winter Park memorable ones.
Fortune had it that I was able to book Ray again. It was the most fun I've had skiing since I was a little kid many years ago. Ray is very personable and matches what you want to do with the perfect terrain. Both times Ray added to the outing with his experience and knowledge of WP. It felt like I was skiing with an old friend.January 03, 2020
We will be booking Ray any and every time we come to Winter Park. He has an engaging personality that can relate to everyone. He even pointed out a skiing tip for my son which helped tremendously. He was able to show us lifts which have shorter lines. He showed us ways to navigate the mountain which saved time and avoided crowds.Ray and his staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help us enjoy our stay at Winter Park. He definitely was a big part of making our trip a memorable and big success. I recommend him with the highest recommendation possible.December 29, 2019
I don’t know how many karma points I cashed in on, but I was lucky enough to be invited to join for a day of skiing with Ray. Within maybe an hour, Ray took my survival-skiing, fake-it-till-you-make-it technique and showed me the light of how to make proper turns and be an actual skier with actual technique. Ray knows this mountain better than anyone else I’ve ever met and a day out skiing with him will be a fun filled, productive, and unforgettable experience.December 27, 2019
Ray's knowledge of the Winter Park area cannot be overstated. He was willing to share his tricks for getting around that are the result of 30-plus years of being a Winter Park employee. It was great to ski the area and learn new shortcuts and secrets. It hadn't snowed in a week and he still managed to find us fresh tracks. I would definitely recommend skiing with Ray, and getting an early start too. What a great experience to skip lines on a busy weekend.December 27, 2019
We had a great morning skiing with Ray! He showed us some great new trails and cuts that we didn't know about - even though we've been skiing at Winter Park for 20 years. He was friendly, fun and had a ton of great knowledge to share! Highly recommend!January 02, 2020