The mission of the Mount Snow Academy snowboard pro-gram is to develop the students’ minds and bodies in order to create well-rounded athletes. We prepare our athletes for all levels of snowboard competition including the USASA Nationals, Revolution Tour, Grand Prix, X-Games, World Cup, and even the Olympics.
Rigorous on-hill preparation, supported by extensive dry land training, allows our athletes to reach their full potential in their snowboard careers. Mount Snow offers renowned facilities with their world class Super-Pipe and multiple terrain parks.
Head Snowboard Coach - Steve Kwasniewski
Steve is the Head Snowboard Coach at Mount Snow Academy. He has been coaching at the Academy since its introduction of snowboarding in 1998. Steve has coached athletes in all major snowboard competitions including X-Games, Grand Prix, U.S. Open, World Cup, and USASA Nationals. Snowboarding has taken Steve from Switzerland to Canada and to points across the United States. He has trained numerous National Champions and Olympic Gold Medalist Kelly Clark throughout her five years at the Mount Snow Academy. Steve holds a USSA level 1 coaching and official’s certification along with a USASA level 2 trainer’s certificate. A former competitor, Steve is no stranger to contests, but realized his true satisfaction came from working with young athletes to help them achieve their dreams.
Snowboard Coach: Tom Anderson
Tom has spent the past couple of seasons working with the Brazilian National team and with the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. He has been coaching snowboarding for over 10 years, and directs surfing and skate boarding camps in the summer months. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Coaching as an assistant for the legendary father of snowboarding, Bud Keene in Stowe, helped Tom develop into a coach that many of the nation’s top riders trust.
Hear directly from Olympian Kelly Clark about her experience at Mount Snow Academy