Andrew Drummond was in Alaska visiting his brother when he had his epiphany.
Prior to 2012, the 37-year-old native of Conway, N.H., already had plenty of alpine experience as a member of the Attitash racing program, in nearby Bartlett, and the Eastern Slope Ski Club. He raced as a member of the ski teams at Kennett Middle School and Gould Academy, and he has done work as a ski patroller at both Attitash Mountain Resort and Sunday River.
But it was in Alaska where Drummond went backcountry skiing for the first time. He soon realized it was his calling.
“I knew that was for me,” Drummond said. “Ever since then, I just made it a point around my winters to focus on the skiing.”