They get the kids checked in. They get them “geared up.” And they teach them how to shred and how to grind a rail.

They are the volunteers of Carving the Future, and they’re having fun, too.

Snowboard Instructors

Carving the Future volunteer Katie Beech adjusts her snowboard boots before students arrive at Teton Village. In Jackson, she said, “every kid should have the opportunity to get on the slopes.”

Snowboard Instructors

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort snowboard instructor Jules Garber plays a game with a student during a Latina Leadership session at the mountain.

Snowboard Instructors

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort snowboard instructor Jules Garber helps a student get her boots on a recent Saturday in Teton Village.

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Sports Editor

Sports Editor Mark Baker grew up in a newspaper family in TrackTown, USA. He's reported for papers in Oregon, Washington, California and Alabama, but now makes his home at "The End of the Trail."

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