Saint Seth of Solar

Maureen Mcintyre

Seth Masia, by Gail Carey, EuropaCreative.com

If you’re a regular SOLAR TODAY reader, you know we recently bid a fond farewell to Seth Masia. What you may not know is that Seth is a bona fide solar saint.

He’s a modest guy, so you won’t hear it from him, but Seth—with the help of ASES staff and volunteers—saw ASES through a particularly rough patch over past couple of years. At one point, he served as both the executive director of ASES and the editor of SOLAR TODAY. He managed to keep both solvent and functioning and his sanity (mostly) intact.

Long an avid skier, Seth is heading back to the slopes. On Oct. 6 the International Skiing History Association’s board of directors named Seth to succeed John Fry as president of the organization. Fry will assume the role of chairman of the board, while Seth takes on responsibility for day-to-day operations.

Longtime readers of Skiing History are familiar with Seth’s work for that magazine, and he’s been running the skiinghistory.org website for more than a decade. Seth joined the staff of SKI Magazine in 1974, and held a variety of editorial positions there for the next two decades, including technical and group editor of SKI, editor of SKI Business, and managing editor of Cross Country SKI. He will make good use of the skills he acquired at ASES in his new job and will continue to teach skiing part-time in Vail.

Everyone at ASES is deeply grateful to Seth for his selfless work on behalf of ASES and SOLAR TODAY and we wish him every success in his new position. More importantly, we wish him many perfect powder days!