Tyrol Basin Ski Team

MEET OUR COACHES

Coach Bryan
Head Coach; U14 – U18 Coach
USSA Level 100 Certified

When did you start skiing?

Around sixth grade, but not much after until high school.

Where and how much have you raced?

I started racing NASTAR about once a year in sixth grade. A group of us started a ski club in high school my junior year and I raced my junior and senior year in high school.

In 2005 I joined the Double Diamond Race League adult league and have been racing for the last 19 years. I have also raced for three years in the Granite Peak Ski Team adult race league. Both groups have participated in the Midwest Race League and their championship races.

I began racing Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super G in the USSA Master central division about nine years ago and I participate as when I can each season.

NASTAR is an activity I have been participating in for a long time and I have attended too many races to count. I have also been a NASTAR pacesetter for multiple years. 

All these diverse groups have allowed me to race in multiple states, at different venues, such as Mt. La Crosse, Chestnut, Sundown, Granite Peak, Devil’s Head, Cascade, Trollhaugen, and in Colorado, Minnesota and the UP.

Favorite place to ski?

Anywhere with friends.

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Granite Peak (formerly Rib Mountain)

Favorite food?

All kinds of noodles

Favorite non-winter hobby?

Mountain Biking

Favorite thing about coaching?

Watching the student athletes grow their skills over time and seeing them enjoy the sport as much as I do.

Coach Pete
U14 – U18 Coach

When did you start skiing?
4 years old
Where and how much have you raced?
Started Racing Nastar at age 6
Favorite place to ski?
Winter Park, Colorado
Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing?
Snowcrest Ski Area
Favorite food?
Hot Dogs
Favorite non-winter hobby?
Biking/Running
Favorite thing about coaching?
Watching all the ages learn and grow especially and see their confidence increase! Its magic! 

Coach Alan
U14 – U18 Coach

When did you start skiing? 

1982 – I was 12 years old. Yes, I am that old. 

Where and how much have you raced?

Raced 2 years in HS in NJ for Wayne Valley HS

Favorite place to ski?

Aspen, CO

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Vernon Valley/Great Gorge – now called Mountain Creek (in New Jersey)

Favorite food?

Avocado

Favorite non-winter hobby?

Rock climbing

Favorite thing about coaching?

Getting to know the kids and watching their progress

More: Most people know that I am also a ski patroller. It’s something I have done for 20 years. It’s another aspect of skiing that involves helping others and giving back to the sport that has given me so much. 

Coach Scott
U10 – U14 Coach
USSA Level 100 Certified

When did you start skiing?  

5th Grade

Where and how much have you raced?  

Tyrol under Coach Pat 

Favorite place to ski?  

Chamonix -Mt Blanc

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Skyline Adams County

Favorite food? 

Thai

Favorite non-winter hobby? 

Mountain Biking

Favorite thing about coaching?

Seeing the kids having fun and watching them develop their ski skills!!

Coach Tim
U10 – U14 Coach

When did you start skiing? 

12 years old on an FFA ski trip to Tyrol Basin! My opportunities to ski as a kid were rare, but I still fell in love with the sport and have been hooked as an adult.

Where and how much have you raced? 

I have raced only one season at Tyrol and made it to NASTAR nationals last year. As a first time racer it was scary at first, but a ton of fun. 

Favorite place to ski?

Anyplace with snow.

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Tyrol Basin

Favorite food? 

Pizza and sushi, but not sushi pizza.

Favorite non-winter hobby? 

Mountain biking or surfing with my family.

Favorite thing about coaching? 

It is a ton of fun being on the hill and watching everyone improve in small ways every week. Seeing the passion for skiing develop, having fun being outside in the winter, always makes me smile.

Coach Jack
U10 – U14 Coach

When did you start skiing? 

I started skiing when I was two.

Where and how much have you raced? 

I raced for the Tyrol Basin Ski Team for 7 years. And raced in the High School league for 4 years with Madison West.

Favorite place to ski? 

My favorite place to ski is Alta. 

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

I grew up skiing at Tyrol Basin. And Tyrol will always be home. 

Favorite food? 

My Favorite food is my Dad’s Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Favorite non-winter hobby? 

Fishing.

Favorite thing about coaching?

My Favorite thing about coaching is getting to know and connect with the kids and watching them learn, grow, and improve! And it’s a great way to stay around the sport I love.

Coach Tara
U8 – U12 Coach
USSA Level 100 Certified

When did you start skiing?

I started skiing at age 12, and racing at age 14, which gives me about 34 years on the snow.

Where and how much have you raced?

I raced in high school for the  Rhinelander Hodags.  

Favorite place to ski?

My favorite place to ski is Timberline on Mount Hood.

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

I was lucky enough to have 2 home hills growing up Camp 10 during the week and Ski Brule on the weekends.

Favorite food?

My favorite food is a good cheese burger.

Favorite non-winter hobby?

In the summer I love to swim and golf.

Favorite thing about coaching?

I love coaching because giving kids space to have fun and achieve goals is a joy for me.  It also gives me an opportunity to have fun, learn and improve while participating in a sport I love. 

Coach Sarah
U8 – U12 Coach

When did you start skiing? 

I learned to ski when I was 6

Where and how much have you raced? 

I raced from ages 7-18 in the WIJARA league.  I was on the Four Lakes Jr. Racing Team- now I get to see MY coach and several of my old teammates when we go to our WIJARA meets.

Favorite place to ski? 

Winter Park, CO

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Four Lakes (a whopping 50 ft vertical with 6 tow ropes!)

Favorite food? 

New York style pizza 

Favorite non-winter hobby? 

Reading. I also work for a literacy non-profit!

Favorite thing about coaching? 

Seeing the huge improvements that kids make from December to March. 

Coach Rob
U8 – U12 Coach

When did you start skiing?

1986

Where and how much have you raced?

Only one year at Tyrol Basin.

Favorite place to ski?

Big Sky

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville Michigan.  Fun fact, we restored one of their original quad chairs and it’s now a swing in our backyard.

Favorite food?

Steak

Favorite non-winter hobby?

Sailing

Favorite thing about coaching?

Watching how quickly the beginners progress.  It’s amazing to watch them go from tentative snow plowers to daring racers in only a few months.

Coach Corry
U8 – U12 Coach

When did you start skiing?
I first skied between my Dad’s legs on Buck Hill, near the Twin Cities, but learned to ski on the ‘Ice of the East’ after my family relocated to New Hampshire when I was 5.
Where and how much have you raced?
I raced USSA first at Wildcat Mountain and later at Waterville Valley, continuing racing FIS and in prep school until entering college–unfortunately too far South to ski regularly. After rarely skiing more than a couple of weeks a year, I returned to the world of racing when my own child joined the Tyrol Basin Ski Team at age five, fifteen years ago. I was asked to help coaching the following year.
Favorite non-winter hobby?
During the off season, I love visiting my family cabin on Lake Superior, paddling my boats and bothering our local fish populations.
Favorite thing about coaching?
I most love when the kids first feel the magic of their skis carving through the snow–as they go faster than they ever thought they could!

Coach Tyler
U8 – U12 Coach

When did you start skiing?

I learned to snowboard in 4th grade and started skiing 5 years ago with the kids. 

Where and how much have you raced?

Only raced a few Nastar Races last year

Favorite place to ski?

Has to be Tyrol Basin

Home hill. The place you learned to ski or grew up skiing.

I grew up a Tyrol kid and boarded there all the way through college. 

Favorite food?

Chili or any type of soup

Favorite non-winter hobby?

In spring/summer/fall I bike.

Favorite thing about coaching?

Watching the kids progress from the beginning of the season to the end of the season and seeing the confidence it brings them.

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