Credit: New NASJA members: Welcome!

New NASJA members: Welcome!

Raymond and Alicia Alba, New York, N,Y. Raymond and Alicia jump restarted their love of skiing after their son, Sandro, 6, rode down Dead Man’s Hill in Washington Heights, N.Y., on his freeboard, a new gift from Santa, for the first time. It was as if he had been doing it all his life. So began Alba Adventures: family ski videos and stories to attract other families to visit their local or distant mountains, to experience the great outdoors, and share time together skiing. The Albas post their stories on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and at last count had more than 300 videos on view. Email: ralba1998@yahoo.com


NYC-based Nicole Feliciano spent a decade working in the fashion industry before launching Momtrends.com. covering family ski destinations since 2012. The blog is targeted to helping busy Moms make educated decisions on how to spend their time and money. It is written by professional writers and trend spotters and is packed with fashion tips and trend reports aimed to help busy, style-starved women keep in touch with what’s hip and cool. Momtrends reports on timely news on what’s happening at ski resorts across the country along with other travel tips. You can reach Nicole at nicole@momtrends.com, facebook.com/Momtrends, twitter.com/Momtrends, instagram.com/momtrends.


Daniel Gibson, Santa Fe, N.M., launched Snow Trax, a weekly southern-Rockies-focused snow sports and travel column in 1992. It appears in the Santa Fe New Mexican and many regional newspapers in Texas and New Mexico. He has also written for Powder, Ski, Skiing, and Snow Country and served as a staff writer and editor for Ski Tech, Warren Miller’s Ski World, and Wintersport Business; as well as regional correspondent for OntheSnow.com, GoWest.com, and other websites. He is an active nominee for the New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame. Email: danielgibsonNM@gmail.com


Lana Law, Beaverton, Ont., is a professional travel writer and photographer with a passion for the outdoors. She is managing editor of www.planetware.com and writes for the company’s online Outdoor Magazine. She is based in central Canada but most winters hits the slopes in Colorado, Utah, or Western Canada. lanalawtravels.com. Social media: twitter.com/lanalaw767, instagram.com/lanalaw767. Email: lanalaw1@gmail.com


Rachael Oakes-Ash from Australia has been a ski journalist for 14 years and written about snow sports for ESPN Freeskiing, Emirates Open Skies, South China Morning Post, TIME Asia, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Powderhound, Chill Factor. She also runs the snowsbest.com site, is the Southern Hemisphere editor for Onthesnow.com, a series producer for the Generation Snow television show in Australia and reported on the PyeongChang Winter Olympics while in Korea. Social media: facebook.com/misssnowitall; instagram.com/misssnowitall; twitter.com/misssnowitall. Email: rachael@snowsbest.com.


Mimi Slawoff, Santa Clarita, Calif., has been writing about skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, and snow-shoeing for L.A. Parent Magazine for 28 years, which fits in with her roles as travel journalist, avid skier, and mom of three kids. She has also written for AAA Westways, Boomer Magazine, TravelingMom.com, and Visit BuenaPark.com. Social Media: Twitter@Mimitravelz; Instagram@Mimitravels. Email: mslawoff@gmail.com