SIA Newsletter

Chad Waters

I began what has now become my career at age 16, working as a sales associate at The Alpine Shop in Saratoga Springs, New York.

While attending college in Lake Placid, NY, I continued to pursue my sales career in the ski industry, working for Syd & Dusty’s Outfitters and John Duncan. After graduating college, I continued to grow with Syd & Dusty’s and eventually moved on to run the Gore Mountain rental shop, followed by moving to Stratton Mountain to run the tuning center and Stratton Mountain Sports.

In 1995, I was hired by Marker Ski Bindings to work side by side with John Whitcomb and Scott Dawson as the Tech Rep for New England and Upstate New York territories. I then became the Sales Representative for Marker for New England in 1998 _ 2006.

In 2006, I began to work directly for Smith Optics in the New England Territory. It’s been a great experience working with the crew at Smith!

I would like to thank all my retailers in New England and SPECIAL thanks to Chris Childs a.k.a. “Toph” for his support and loyalty throughout the years.

Chad lives in Saratoga Springs, New York with his wife, Kim, and his two daughters. He enjoys skiing, golf, biking, water sports, being with his family and spending summers on Lake George.