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John Hale, Executive Director

John Hale, a former Head Coach for the US Ski Team, brought his extensive experience in ski racing and athletics to Loveland Ski Club in 2010. His role at LSC has evolved and now includes serving as the Executive Director. During his tenure at Loveland, John has significantly improved the quality of the program and […]

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Gunnar Sorensen, Athletic Director/Alpine Race Academy Head Coach

Gunnar Sorensen is a ten-year veteran of Alpine Coaching. Returning to Loveland Ski Club following his experience with the US Ski Team’s ‘Women’s Europa Cup Technical Team, he is poised and ready to lead the first group of young racers in the newly formed Alpine Race Academy. Prior to his involvement with the US Ski Team, […]

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Scott Graham, Program Director

Scott grew up skiing the icy slopes of Vermont. During his 13 year racing career he competed at various levels from junior racing through college. He took the first opportunity that he could to come out to Colorado, choosing to attend the University of Denver for college, where he competed for the USCSA Ski Team […]

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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 U10 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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Our flagship program.  The Academy’s motto is Quality, Culture, Character, and that is evident throughout all aspects of what we do.  Private training venues.  Year-round strength and conditioning.  Never worse than 6-1 athlete to coach ratio.  We have a unique setting that allows an athlete to live in their own family home, attend their own school and still enjoy the all-important access to world-class training.  This allows each athlete to achieve personalized attention and achieve their personal best.