The Snow Miner Program is part of our outreach and communication plan.  In distant areas of NH and western Maine, we are looking for correspondents to inform us of activities and snow conditions in remote or high-use local zones, whether it be total snowfall count, powder shots, representation at events, supplying ski/rider content, and or simply general conditions reports.  The Snow Miners are experienced backcountry skiers and riders and love to spread the stoke of the GBA mission.  If you get out in the steep and deep and have Snow Miner in your blood, contact us at and let us know who you are! 

Pinkham Notch

Born and raised in the heart of the Whites, Ben was skiing before he could walk. Retiring from the sport of ski racing at the ripe age of 20 years old, back country skiing became an instant passion for Ben while he studied at the University of Alaska in Juneau (where he also learned the east coast and west coast concepts of a powder day are very different). Several years and a few pairs a skis later, Ben spends of his days exploring new lines from his Pinkham Notch base. 

Franconia Zone

Dan roams the territory of Franconia, NH seeking high flotation areas on his splitter.   Dan was born in Wisconsin and started nordic skiing as soon as he could walk. Snowboarding quickly became his passion at a young age. After moving to NH in 2005 he began exploring the backcountry terrain in the White Mountains. Once splitboarding equipment and technology started to become easily available he found his new calling. Now with over a decade of backcountry experience, he has focused his efforts on educating the next generation of shredders about safe backcountry travel and etiquette – but still scores the goods for himself, too.  

Bethel, Maine

Our Bethel, Maine territory Snow Miner is a lifelong Mainah seeking pow thrills in every backcountry mission whether by board, bike or foot. This elusive male stormchaser spends most of his time exploring his territory but also refines his skills in long adventure tours across the White Mountains.  




White Mountains / NYC

My name is Brian Jones and I am a 30 year old aspiring mountaineer and backcountry skier. I have been skiing since I was three and grew up skiing in PA and VT. Four years ago, after moving back to the northeast from California’s alpine environment, I ventured into Tuckerman Ravine – and ever since it has been a mission to learn and grow. I currently hold NOLS WFA and WFR certifications, a Level 1 Avy Certification, and am in the process of beginning ski mountaineering and guide training. I spend the majority of my winter in the White Mountains and am sure to also be found in the Greens and ADK. I practice leave no trace principles regularly and wish to be a steward for our community in the NYC area.