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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/YSL Head Coach

Scott grew up skiing and racing in Vermont. Taking advantage of College, he came out west to attend the University of Denver, where he competed for the USCSA Ski Team and graduated with a dual business degree in Marketing and Management. In addition to racing all four years of college, he also had a hand in […]

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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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Kent Wilhemi, Member Services Manager

Kent’s skiing career was born the day he was declared lost by his parents at Park City Mountain when he was 3 years old, only to be found playing on a roadside snowbank by the Ski Patrol. Growing up in New England, Kent moved west to New Mexico as a teenager where he spent 20 […]

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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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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.