The Nordic DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Telemark and Cross Country clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ann grew up as the child of parents who are ski bums at heart. When she was five years old, her father took a six-week sabbatical from practicing law to teach skiing at Keystone Resort in Colorado. That year, and every year afterwards, while her parents both taught skiing, she and her two siblings attended the Keystone ski school.
A ski instructor since 2003, Ann likes to say that she was raised with an unusual expectation for the number of days on snow each year. That number has increased to well over 200, as she currently spends her winters in Jackson Hole, and her “summers” working in Ski Portillo, Chile. Ann works for the intermountain division as the current Nordic Discipline manager, a Nordic DECL, and an Alpine DECL.
Originally From: Pittsburgh, PA
Started Ski Instructing: 2003-2004 at Copper Mountain in Colorado
Favorite Skiers: Nina Oqvist, Marcus Caston
Why do you work in the ski industry? It’s a never ending project–both as a skier and as a coach.
What else do you do besides skiing? (hobbies, work) Run, ride bikes, travel. Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School.
Home Mountain: Jackson Hole