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Daniela Runge

Daniela Runge Portrait
  • PSIA Adaptive Level 1-2-3
  • PSIA Rocky Mountain Trainer

Where were you born and/or raised?
I was born and raised in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. 

How long have you lived in Crested Butte?
I became an alpine instructor in Argentina and then moved to Crested Butte with my son Alvaro, who was 5 at the time, in order to get my adaptive certifications. 
Why did you choose to work with people with disabilities?
I grew up in a ski resort where my dad was a ski school director. I was exposed to teaching for as long as I can remember. In Crested Butte I get to know incredible people all the time, both participants and co-workers.

How did you come to work with the ASC? How long have you been here?
After I had taught alpine skiing for 10 years, the Adaptive Sports Center came to Argentina to train instructors in adaptive skiing because there was no program available there. I fell in love with the idea right away. Since then I've been teaching adaptive skiing. 

How long have you been skiing/snowboarding?
For as long as I can remember. 

What's your favorite restaurant in Crested Butte?
The Sunflower at the moment. And Lil's.
What is your favorite ski resort?
Crested Butte of course, if I'm not heli-skiing in Alaska.