The Alpine DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Alpine clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
Members of this team have have been hand-selected from the Intermountain Development Squad; for more information on this process, take a look at the “Alpine DEVO Squad Selection” event listed on this page.
Originally From: Mt. Hood, Oregon
Years Ski Instructing: I have a rusty 30 year pin.
Past: Marc Girardelli…the most well rounded.
Present: Bode Miller…the smartest.
Future: Askel Lund Svindal…the most progressive
Why do you work in the ski industry?
Because I am lucky.
What else do you do besides skiing? (hobbies, work)
Bike…on any surface.
If you could have lunch with any person in the world who would it be and why?
My dream would be to have bratwurst and pilsner with the true pioneers of skiing. Mathias Zdarsky and Hannes Schneider. I would listen to them debate ski technique, teaching methods, and equipment.
Alpine Sport Education Manager
United States Ski and Snowboard Association