PSIA Alpine Team Members Teach and Train Racers at Mt. Hood
Several members of the PSIA Alpine Team spent the last two weeks of July at Mt. Hood, Oregon, helping former team member Dave Lyon host one of his annual summer ski camps for 60 adults and kids.
“It was a blast having everyone together” said PSIA Alpine Team Coach Michael Rogan. “Some of the students really know how to race, and others were just learning how to ski race, which helped make the whole experience vibrant and fun.”
Michael said other Alpine Team members working as coaches at the camp included Robin Barnes, Ryan Christofferson, Dusty Dyar, Stephen Helfenbein, Ben Potts, and Ann Schorling.
Most of them had not seen each other since Team Selection, and while they certainly enjoyed hitting gates with athletes from across the globe as they skied soft bumps and practiced freestyle maneuvers, they also enjoyed seeing each other and connecting as a team.
“Mt. Hood is such a great, strange beast in the middle of the summer, with everyone excited to squeeze in as many turns as they can,” said Michael. “But our group also took the opportunity to make plans for the upcoming season, and do things we rarely do together, like play golf and take some bike rides.”