Vijay’s love for skiing started from that first ski lesson at Sugarbowl after emigrating to the US for higher studies. He likes being in the mountains as much as possible in the winter in the backcountry or in the summer hiking. Eastern Sierra holds a very special place in his heart. Avalanche forecasting and education, backcountry awareness programs are what drew him to be part of the newly formed Bridgeport Avalanche Center and to be a volunteer in their efforts. Honored to be on the board of directors with esteemed colleagues with like minded values.While not in the mountains, he is either long distance biking or playing poker tournaments. He lives in the bay area and is currently the co-founder and chief scientist at Valtix.