By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 3 years ago February 26, 2021

WATCH: The Farmer

Meet The Farmer, Dave Van Dame, the famed "snow farmer" of Alta Ski Area. He lives a life of simplicity to maximize his resources, days on the mountain, and fields of powder. This is one of our favorite videos in recent memory.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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