About The Bryce Astle Foundation

The Bryce Astle Foundation Story

The Bryce Astle Foundation is a working partnership with the United States Ski & Snowboard Association, the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation and Snowbird Resort. The goals of the partnership are to build a World Cup Timing and Resource Center and new chairlift (both to be named for Bryce); an expanded on-hill race venue; and the fostering avalanche awareness among the ski racing community.

Board Members and Leadership

Laura Astle

Laura Astle

Founder

Laura is Bryce’s mom. She grew up in Southern California and accepted a swimming scholarship at University Nevada Reno, where she also learned to love skiing at Mount Rose. While working for Pan American World Airways, she traveled extensively. She moved to Utah in 1997 with her husband Jamie and their boys Jason, Bryce and Chris for a change of pace from the California lifestyle. Upon moving to Utah, she’s continued to work as a Real Estate Agent and enjoys skiing in her free time.  Laura is currently a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties. She dearly misses her son Bryce and is working on the foundation to make sure her son is remembered and to make changes in avalanche and snow safety awareness.

Jamie Astle

Jamie Astle

Founder

Bryce’s dad and number one fan.  My life for the last 25 years has revolved around our family — we are an integral part of each other’s lives.  Like many others, my life revolves around my kids, to me nothing else really matters.  In 1997, Laura and I moved our family to Utah to raise our children in an outdoor atmosphere that provided access to endless fun and adventure, skiing, hunting, fishing, etc.  My involvement with the Bryce Astle Foundation and BRASS is to ensure that proper safety education policies and procedures are established and implemented by USSA.  What happened to our family is crushing and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

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  • Marketing 12% 12%
  • Civic Support 12% 12%
  • American Pride 100% 100%

DONATIONS

Help us  support the future athletes in our community. Any dollar amount that you desire to give will be very appreciated. 

We are thankful that you want to help.

With your help, all proceeds benefit the Bryce Astle Foundation a 501(c) (3) organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donate by Mail or Phone

Mail: 2947 Mount Jordan Rd, Sandy, UT 84092
Phone: Laura Astle 801-209-8956

Or via PayPal button below

Tiger Shaw

Tiger Shaw

Board Member

A two-time Olympian whose business career includes positions at K2 and Volkl Skis, DealerWire and DealerTrack, and most recently U.S. Ski & Snowboard partner Global Rescue LLC, joined the USSA as chief operating officer (COO) in 2013 and became CEO in March 2014. Tiger made the U.S. Ski Team a few years before the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo. He participated in his second Olympics in Calgary in 1988. During his athletic career, he won nine U.S. Championship titles, regularly finished in the top 10 at World Cups and held top-15 world rankings in two disciplines. Since his racing retirement in 1991, Shaw has been involved with the grassroots level of skiing, serving as head junior coach and on the board of Ford Sayre Ski Club in Hanover, NH. A 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College in economics and engineering, he was an NCAA slalom champion while racing for Dartmouth. After completing his education, Shaw entered the ski industry, working as promotions and product manager for K2 Skis and vice president of operations at Volkl Sport America before pursuing opportunities in the evolving automotive industry. After five years managing Miller Automotive Group in northern New England, he co-founded DealerWire, a software and service provider for car dealership management later acquired by Dealertrack, Inc. In 2011, he left the automotive industry for the position of Senior Director of Response Services at Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals.

Steve Bounous

Steve Bounous

Board Member

A former competitive ski racer; Steve, competed for over 20 years including skiing for the Snowbird Alpine Ski Team in the 70’s. Steve went on to become an NCAA All American at the University of Utah, compete internationally as a member of the United States Ski Team, and race professionally as a member of the Raichle Molitor Pro Team. He founded Bounous International in 1984 which operated ski adventures and racing camps to New Zealand, Europe, and North America.

Steve has directed and coached the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation since 1989. Steve is a Level 500 Certified Coach and was awarded the Intermountain Coach of the Year. Steve served as the Intermountain Alpine Competition Committee Chairmen from 2008-2010, and a voting member of the IMD ACC since 1990.

Suzanne Luce

Suzanne Luce

Event Planning and Media

Suzanne has spent 30 years in marketing and advertising with The Orange County Register and ReachLocal in Southern California.  She has an extensive background in developing sales, and marketing strategies with digital and print products.  She attended UNLV and University of Nevada at Reno and majored in Communication. She moved to Utah in 2016 and became very involved in helping with the fundraising and promotional efforts of the Bryce Astle Foundation