Global Ski Traveler, "Buttian" at Heart
Tony joined Avant Ski during our first season to share his local knowledge of select resorts and his experience in the backcountry. Tony Powe grew up in France a weekend skier, met a crazy dude who preferred to climb mountains before skiing down them, moved from Europe to the USA, bought a cabin in Crested Butte, vowed to ski every year while keeping a job as owner of restaurants and bars in NYC.
20 years on, he still skis, with the same dude (at least twice a year!), runs a start-up called WeLocals focused on encouraging support for local businesses and communities and obsesses about all things ski and how to still get up those mountains as maturity sets in!
Favorite Resort / Trail:
Double Top Glades at Crested Butte; Riding to the top of Vallugabahn 2 and skiing down to Zurs at Lech / St Anton in Austria (must be accompanied by a mountain guide)
Hokkaido in Japan and somewhere in the Andes - any suggestions?
2020-21 Season Goals:
Keep skiing - get better - have fun. Use Avant ski as an excuse to get distracted from other work
Most Days in a Season:
100 while working at Chamonix