SkiNet Contributor, Summit County Diva, Colorado Correspondant
An (almost) Colorado native, Beth Jahnigen Pappas graduated from CU Boulder with a Journalism Degree and went on to be the Promotion Coordinator for Ski and Skiing Magazines before moving to Summit County to work in Copper Mountain’s Marketing Department. Five years later, she left to work at the Denver-based advertising agency, Factory Design Labs. She returned to the mountains fulltime in Summer 2007 and has not looked back.
Mark Elling is a long-suffering ski industry pro who specializes in weaseling into Ski and Skiing Magazine product tests annually in order to score free gloves and eat fat meals. Elling has a 20-year history of poor paying jobs in ski-dom, from teaching skiing in Montana to working as a snowcat skiing guide in southern Oregon. He currently keeps his creditors at bay working as a bootfitter at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon and as a freelance writer. Elling is the author of The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing, 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill).