Janiec, Kenneth

Author Kenneth Janiec
Birth City
Elmhurst, Queens
Birth State
Current Location
Colorado Springs

My wife, Judi, and I live in Colorado Springs, CO with our two basset hounds, Zoë and Dexter, and Zeke, an American black-and-tan coonhound.

I am an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, and a former PSIA-certified ski/snowboard instructor at Monarch Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado.

Dangerous Slopes is my first novel. It is a story that underlines a conflict when society chooses pride and greed over safety and honesty. The result will most likely be a physical, financial, and psychological loss.

I learned to ski in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. For a number of years, I worked part-time as a ski patroller in Pennsylvania. Moving to Colorado 20 year ago, I became a snowboard and skiing instructor at two well-known resorts. I thought would it be interesting to write a story about Colorado ski resorts and the environmental issues facing all resorts in the west. I wanted to highlight what it takes to be a instructor and how much fun it is to teach this great sport. In addition, I have worked with computers for most of my career and wanted to weave that aspect into this story. 

Published Works Book Jackets
Book cover for Dangerous Slopes by Kenneth Janiec
Kenneth Janiec is a former volunteer with El Paso County Search and Rescue and Citizen's Patrol.
Speaker Availability
Speaker Topics
* My Book "Dangerous Slopes"
* Skiing and snowboarding in Colorado