The Blue Angels
Our mission is to provide positive snow-riding experiences for youth that will enhance their personal and social growth. The Blue Angels fosters this development by emphasizing athletic development and independence in a fun, friend-filled environment.
The Blue Angels Youth Ski & Snowboard Program is a division of Action Sport Tours, Inc. The Blue Angels program was founded in 1992 by current Program Director, Heidi Emery. Heidi has been involved in the ski and snowboard industries for more than 25+ years. Her experience includes competitive racing, professional teaching and event production while serving as Promotions Director for Snowboarder and Powder Magazines.
The Blue Angels program is also under the direction of Griff Emery, the founding partner of one of the largest student tour operators in the western United States, L.A. Ski & Sun Tours. Under Griff's direction, L.A. Ski & Sun Tours escorted more than 50,000 high school and college students to winter resorts throughout the west. He also founded a youth marketing company called Student X Marketing, attracting national sponsors such as J. Crew, Sprint and RC Cola, as well as some of the top entertainment acts in the world.
Combined, Griff and Heidi Emery have more than 40 years of experience in the youth ski and snowboard industry. In addition to being avid snow-riders themselves, both Heidi and Griff have passed along their passion to their two teenage children.