The Future of Skiing: The Science Behind Snow

Sat, Apr 6

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: 1st Floor
Admission: Free to the Public

Arapahoe Basin and Protect our Winters are proud to host a panel discussion with industry experts moderated by Alan Henceroth starting at 5:00 p.m. on the 1st floor in the A-Frame .   


Geraldine Link 

Geraldine Link directs public policy for the National Ski Areas Association in Lakewood, Colorado.  She has held this position with NSAA for over twenty-one years.  The association is the trade group for resort owners and operators nationwide, and its members represent over 90% of the skier/snowboarder visits in the United States.  Before joining NSAA, Ms. Link was an attorney with the law firm of Arnold & Porter and specialized in environmental and natural resources law.   

Ms. Link focuses on public lands policy, the ski industry-US Forest Service partnership, sustainability and climate policy, federal explosives regulations, and in-house legal matters for NSAA. She has served on a number of boards and committees over her career including the federal Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee (RACNAC) by appointment of the Secretary of Agriculture; the Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Colorado School of Law; the Board of the Continental Divide Trail Alliance; and the Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission by appointment of the Governor.  She is currently on the Board of Advisors for Business Climate Leaders, an action team of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

Elizabeth Maroon  

Elizabeth Maroon is a research scientist in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  Her research focuses on the ocean's influence on global scale climate change, variability, and predictability. 

Dr. Noah Molotch​

Dr. Noah Molotch is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Research Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  His research aims to quantify Earth’s mountain snow distribution, how it changes with climate warming, and how these changes impact society.

Torrey Udall 
Torrey grew up in Carbondale, Colorado where he forged an early and lasting connection to the ski mountain and outdoors.
Torrey works closely with POW’s Executive Director to manage POW’s development strategy, including cultivation of industry partners, foundations, major donors, and execution of events. Additionally, Torrey oversees POWs finances and budget, bookkeeping, and compliance.
Before joining POW in 2016, Torrey worked for three years as a strategic advisor to Jim Collins, author of the international bestseller GOOD TO GREAT, and gained unique insight into the practices of building great organizations while diagnosing challenges and opportunities with Fortune 500 corporations, leading social sector enterprises, and executive teams.
Torrey is the descendant of a line of conservationists and adventurers. Torrey’s grandfather and great uncle, Morris, and Stewart Udall, each played significant roles in conserving natural landscapes throughout the United States. Torrey’s maternal grandfather, Dick Emerson, was part of the first successful American expedition to Mount Everest in 1963.




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