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Brenner Yamada, Competition Manager

Brenner, native to Rhode Island, grew up skiing and racing all over New England. In 2012, Brenner moved from the East Coast to Colorado to join the Copper Mountain Race Department where he had the chance to build venues for all levels of ability and all disciplines of alpine competitions. In his four years at […]

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Ian Hanbury, Alpine Race Academy Coach

Ian comes to Loveland from the icebox that is New England.  His racing career spanned 16 years and the youngest age groups to the East coast FIS circuit.  After High School he attended Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in History.  While at Saint Michael’s he was a member of the […]

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Alex Skladanowski, Alpine Race Academy Coach

Alex started ski racing with Loveland when he was 8 years old.  During high school, he also swam for the Recreation Center’s competitive club team and played in a number of tennis tournaments as an independent.  His senior year of high school he ski raced for the varsity high school team where he qualified for […]

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Kate Hood, Performance Coach

Kate grew up skiing in Jackson, New Hampshire and attended the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont. She was a three-sport athlete at Williams College, where she was an Academic All-American, ski team captain, and competed in the NCAA championships in alpine skiing, field hockey, and lacrosse. She majored in psychology, which led her to […]

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Taylor Shiffrin, Junior Team Coach

Taylor is a Colorado native born and raised in Vail. He graduated from the University of Denver in the spring of 2016 with degrees in Finance and Economics. Taylor spent the last 4 years as a student-athlete at DU participating as a member of the varsity ski team where he helped win two NCAA D1 National Championship […]

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Amber Gates, Junior Team Coach

Amber started her ski racing career in Vermont, at Okemo Mountain School, where she grew to love the sport. After high school, she continued racing at the University of Maine in Orono, competing on the USCSA league. While in college, Amber was a part-time coach at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont. She graduated in 2016 […]

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Bill Green, YSL Team Coach

Ski racing has been a part of the Green family for three generations. Bill began racing as an eight-year-old with the Loveland program, continued through collegiate/USCSA and masters racing, and coached racers along the way with learning styles that ranged from extremely analytic to purely visual. His experience as a youth ski racer gives him […]

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