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John Schneider

Date of Surgery: 4/12/2017
Update (5/2018): John just completed his 41st season of ski instructing.

About John

I am from Andover, Massachusetts.  While attending the University of Massachusetts, I became the president of the ski club.  I started to ski instruct after graduating with a music education degree.

Career Background

I started instructing skiing in New Hampshire in 1978 and spent 8 years on New England powder before smartening up and moving to Colorado.  Thirty-three years of teaching and guiding on Vail and other Rocky Mountains has been the most fun job I’ve ever held!

Treatment Procedure and Recovery Plan

Last Spring, I had a total knee replacement at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts after a career with numerous knee repairs.


"It is impossible to put into words how grateful I am to the Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation for their invaluable support."

- John Schneider