Alpine Skiers at MSA train for competition in Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super G. While we foster a team environment in which each student/athlete is respectful and supportive of one another, we also focus on helping each student/athlete achieve his or her individual goals.
Unlike many ski academies, MSA athletes are not limited to a particular trail or type of terrain for training. This allows us to customize our daily training according to the competition schedule and weather conditions.
Head Alpine Coach - Ben Sullivan
As a young ski racer, Ben attended the weekend Competition Program at Mount Snow. He attended Deerfield Academy where he balanced Eastern Cup racing under the tutelage of former Canadian Ski Team coach Jean Francois (JF) Belanger, with inter-scholastic racing. He trained for a post-graduate year at Mount Snow Academy before he became a member of the Middlebury College Ski Team. He interned as a ski coach under former French Ski Team member Isabelle Fabre, became assistant head coach at Mount Snow, and assumed the Head Coach position when Ms. Fabre returned to France.
At Mount Snow Academy, Ben has coached beginning ski racers through Eastern Junior III Olympic champions, as well as competitors at the Tropheo Topolino, the Whistler Cup, and the British National Championships in Meribel, France. In recent summers, Ben has directed an MSA-sponsored training camp at El Colorado, Chile.
Alpine Coach - Andrew Norton
At the beginning of his ski racing career, Andrew participated in the week-end Competition Program at Mount Snow. He attended Mount Snow Academy as an Eastern Cup racer. He, too, trained under former Canadian Ski Team Coach JF Belanger and former French Ski Team members Sam Bertacchi, and Isabelle Fabre. Andrew was a member of the Colby-Sawyer Ski Team where he earned a place at the USCSA Nationals each of his collegiate years.
Since becoming an Alpine Coach at Mount Snow Academy, Andrew, too, has helped students earn spots at the Whistler Cup, Topolino, the Junior III Olympics and Eastern Cup races. He was the coach for the newly-initiated CanAm race for J IV athletes. On occasion he teams up with Ben to host a dynamic ski camp in Chile, and has directed autumn Mount Snow Academy training camps in Colorado. In the off season, Andrew is an avid surfer who travels around the world.
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