Head Masters Coach
Mike has been an Alpine Ski Coach since 1995, working in the Far West, Eastern and Northern Divisions and this is his fourth term serving as a coach with BSF. Mike started ski racing at Mount Sunapee, NH in the early 1980's, He raced through High School and moved to Montana in 1994 to continuing racing and attend Montana State University. While attending MSU, he started coaching for BSF's Youth Ski League in 1995, coached for Big Sky in 1996 and Christmas camps for several years in New England. After graduating from MSU, Mike worked as an Assistant Alpine Coach at Colby Sawyer College, Alpine Coach at Mt. Sunapee NH and in 1999 moved to Northern California and coached for the Mt. Shasta Ski Team for 5 Seasons. He moved back to Montana in 2004 and founded Main Street Fitness in Downtown Bozeman. That winter, Mike returned to BSF for three seasons as the J-Fast Head Coach (U-14, U-12 and U-10's) until 2007, when his "Dad' duties took his skiing priorities elsewhere. As Mike's children progressed in their own skiing, they naturally gravitated towards ski racing and started skiing with BSF's YSL program in 2012. Mike came back on board for that season to help out coaching with our YSL athletes. Over the next five seasons, Mike got his fill of powder days and "Cold Smoke" and was asked to come back to BSF in 2017. Currently, Mike is serving as the Head Masters Coach and is the Alpine Officials Chair for US Ski and Snowboard - Northern Division. Certifications: Coaching Level 200 *All BSF coaches are also required to have First Aid/CPR, a background check, Safesport training, and pass the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaching Fundamentals Course.