FAST 5 with Ingie Franberg, Product Manager Adult Signature Programs-Vail Ski and Snowboard School

When did you start skiing? I started skiing when I was 12 years old. Of course then, we made turns on our cross country skis!

Where is your favorite place to ski? Why?

Right now I have to say Vail Mountain. Having a lot of different terrain- you can always find a run or a bowl with the condition you like that day.

( I certainly have other favorite places in Europe, New Zealand, Japan.)

When, and in what capacity did you start working for Vail resorts?

For the 1979/80 season Vail Resorts was able to get me a work visa to come here as an instructor. I was an instructor for the first six seasons before being offered a position as a supervisor. ( Which I still am)

What’s your favorite part of your job?

The outdoor part is a given, although being able to help our guests and instructors have a really great day is even more satisfying!  this season we are having quite a few new programs for women, like the SKADI Women’s Ski Fest in January.  The”buzz” from this kind of events are so motivating and energizing.  

Can you share one thing with us that people might not know about you?

I was Swedish Downhill Champion in 1973…