Robin May of Angel Fire
Robin May was selected to be inducted into the 2021 New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame. Selection and Induction into the Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor Ski New Mexico can bestow on someone. Robin is a long-time cornerstone of the Angel Fire Ski Industry and a board member of several national boards. He is the Director of Skiing and a ski instructor at Angel Fire.
Robin May is a purebred, powder hound. I like to joke he has snow running through his veins. Anyone who has held a conversation with him for more than two minutes knows you’d better be prepared to talk skiing and strategies for growing the sport. He has been a pioneer and leader in the New Mexico ski industry for over 40 years. In addition to his role as Ski School Director for Angel Fire Resort, he is the President of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors Rocky Mountain Division (PSIA RM AASI), Rocky Mountain Division Board Member to the National PSIA AASI (representing 32,000 members) and Vice Chair of Ski New Mexico. He has served on both Boards for 10+ years. He became certified in Canada in 1974 and the US in 1980.
Where it all began…Robin started skiing at the age of 2 in his native Canada. He attained his first level of teaching certification at the age of 16. His Father, a CSIA Certified Ski Instructor and military officer, was involved with the Canadian Ski Team so Robin and his sister began racing at an early age. Through the 1970’s Robin competed in Europe, Canada and the US. He skied at the University of British Columbia and was a ski instructor at Mt. Seymour BC, Manning Park and Whistler. In the mid 1970’s, while still teaching, Robin entered his first of many professional freestyle events, competing at the Canadian National Championships.
Robin first came to New Mexico in 1976 to visit family. While on vacation in Angel Fire, he did some instructing for then Director, Herbert Kofler. The Land of Enchantment had him hooked and he continued to teach in Angel Fire as well as coach racing in Panorama, Purgatory, and Angel Fire Resort. In the 1980’s he continued to pursue his passion for racing, competing in the Southwest Pro Tour, Peugeot and Audi Pro Tours.
Robin was named Ski School Director at Angel Fire Resort from 1988-2000 and then again from 2009-present. He was the Director of Skiing at Mountain High California from 2000-2002 and Eldora from 2002-2003. Robin also taught summers at El Colorado Chile.
Robin’s love for skiing extends to his family. He is married to Deborah Beauchamp May, Director of the Angel Fire Children’s Ski & Snowboard School PSIA III, and father to Elke May who is the Children’s Ski School Supervisor, PSIA II.
Ski NM Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Cocktails at 6:00 PM
Banquet Dinner at 7:00 PM
$60 per Person, $720 per Table of 12
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*payment can be mailed ahead of time or collected the night of the event with cash or check.