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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practices, races, goal setting, and other skiing related needs, please contact your coach. For all questions related to administrative topics, such as dues, safety, or team policies, please contact the President or another Board member.

Coaching Opportunities Available.   

LMRT is hiring qualified alpine ski race coaches for our managed athlete and age class programs.  For more information contact Rudi Riet to apply. 

Coaching Staff

Rudi Riet

Head Coach & U16 Coach

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  • Head Coach, LMRT (2016-Present)
  • Alpine Coach, LMRT (2013-Present)
  • USSA Certified Level 100 Alpine Coach
  • USSA Certified Level I Official
  • Alpine Coach, Summit Speed Masters Racing Camp (2011-2012)
  • Coach and Captain, Connecticut College Ski Racing Team (1994-1995)
  • Alumni, Rowmark Ski Academy (1988-1991 + PG year)
  • 10 years USSA, FIS (NorAm and Western/Rocky Region), and USCSA (New England/Thompson Division) racing experience
  • Western Region J2 JOs (1989), Western States J1 Championships (1991), Western Region FIS Championships (1990-1992)

Coaching Goal: My coaching goal is to bring out the best in young racers by developing sound, fundamental technique than can be applied any time and in any situation. Additionally, skiing has to be fun for each racer: when a racer enjoys the sport, the potential to excel is much greater.

Profession/Other Job: IT Project Manager

Other Activities: Road Cycling, Bicycle Racing, Hiking, Transportation Advocacy, Travel, Drawing, Cooking, Music

Cody Powell

U14/U12 Coach

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  • Head Coach, LMRT (2015-2016)
  • Alpine Coach, LMRT (2007-present)
  • Alpine Coach, Tussey Mountain Racing Team (2006-2007)
  • Ski Coach for ARCS-USA (summer Chile trips 2009 & 2016)
  • Ski Instructor at El Colorado, Chile (summer 2008)
  • USSA Certified Level 100 Coach
  • Penn State Ski Team (2004-2007)
  • Eastern Junior Olympics (2003)
  • 11 years USSA & USCSA racing experience
  • LMRT Alumni
 
Profession/Other Job: Human Resource Manager, BA in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State.
Other Activities: Tennis, Rollerblading, Biking, and Traveling

Kurt Zwally

U19 Coach

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  • Alpine Coach, LMRT (1993-present)
  • Head Coach, LMRT (1995-1999 & 2009-2015)
  • USSA Certified Level 200 Coach (1998 & 2013)
  • USSA Certified Level II Referee (1998-present)
  • PARA Coach of The Year (2010)
  • Past PARA Coach to Eastern JI-II Finals
  • Vice President, PARA (2009-present)
  • Central Region Board of Directors, PARA (1996-2009)
  • UMass Ski team (1987-1990)
  • PARA State Team (1983 & 1985)
  • 13 years USSA, FIS & NCAA ski racing experience
  • Elk Mountain Racing Team & LMRT Alumni
 

Profession/Other Job: Residential Solar Sales; Energy & Environmental Policy
Other Activities: Road cycling, spinning, water skiing/wake boarding, and gourmet cooking

Kelly Brunt

U14/U12 Coach

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  • USSA Certified Level 1 Coach (1996-2009)
  • Competition Official and Referee certifications (Current)

 

 

  • 8 years Alpine coaching experience:
    • Alpine Coach, Liberty Mountain Race Team, Fairfield, PA (2011-present)
    • Alpine Coach, Alyeska Ski Club, Girdwood, AK (1997-1998)
    • Alpine Coach, Missoula Ski Education Foundation, Missoula, MT (1995-1997)
  • 2 years Nordic coaching experience:
    • Nordic Coach, Anchorage Junior Nordic League, Anchorage, AK (1998-2000)
  • 8 years USSA & NCSA/USCSA racing experience
    • Syracuse University Ski Team, Syracuse, NY (1989-1993)
    • Ski Sundown Ski Team, New Hartford, CT (1984-1988)
Profession/Other Job: Glaciologist at NASA and the University of Maryland
 

Jonathan Smoley

U14/U12 Coach

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Doug Houston-Ludlam

U16 Coach

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  • Alpine Coach, LMRT (2015-Present)
  • LMRT Athlete (2008-2014)

Stas Cornwell

Dev Coach

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Greg Gaspar

Dev Team

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  • PSIA Level 3 Alpine Instructor

Brian Eardley

Coach

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  • USSA Certified Level 100 Coach (1981)
  • Alpine Coach, LMRT (1979-1998, 2003-present)
  • Head Coach, LMRT (1990-1993)
  • Former PARA Coach to Eastern Junior Olympics
  • Mid Atlantic Pro Series Racing Experience (1977-1982)
  • Stowe Challenge Cup
  • Former PARA Vice President, former Chair PARA Central Division
  • Former President LMRT, former Treasurer LMRT

Profession/Other Job: Athletic Merchandise Sales Manager & Hard Goods Buyer; Certified Pedorthist
Other Activities: Slot Car Racing - National Champion 2002 & 2003; Mountain Biking, Road Biking.

Hank Zwally

Coach

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Aaron Jacobson

Ski Coach

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Dennis MacCrory

Coach

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Board of Directors

Ann Cederna

President

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Areas of responsiblities - Facility Chair

Buildings, Storage, Future Needs (Space and Trails), ...

Jon Covin

Vice President

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Laurie Ann Bravo

Treasurer

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Areas of responsiblities - Finance Chair

Budget, Accounts, Taxes, Payroll, Insurance, Non-Profit Status,...

Carolyn Campbell

Secreatary

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Jay Zwally

Member At-Large

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Areas of responsiblities - Competition Chair

Timing crew, Race Prep, Race Day, Practice Timing Crew, Homologation, ...

Heather Holden

Member At-Large

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Michael Jacobson

Past President

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Areas of responsiblities - Member Services Chair

  • Membership, Website, Billing, Picnic, Uniforms, Logo gear, Pictures, Wish List, Hotels