COACHES

All of our coaches are U.S. Ski and Snowboard certified, which means they’ve worked stepwise through an educational program that progressively builds the coach’s knowledge and experience.  As in developing skills in skiing, the process for becoming a better coach starts with foundational skills and moves forward into a deeper and broader understanding of all the aspects involved in alpine ski racing and coaching.

Athletic Director - Head Coach

Craig Hasser

Craig grew up in Ogden, Utah. He began ski racing at an early age and continued through college (National Collegiate Ski Association) and later excelled as a professional ski jumper (Gelande). Certifications include: USSA Alpine L300, PSIA Alpine Level 3, and Children’s Specialist Trainer. Craig holds university degrees in Art and Education with more than 20 years of coaching & teaching experience. In the “off season” he can be found working at Outback Pottery.

A Team - Head Coach

Simon Harwood

Simon started skiing at age 2 and has been alpine racing since he was 5. He grew up in New Hampshire, and raced throughout the North East, as well as internationally. He attended North Hampton Prep School where he continued his alpine racing career earning him numerous FIS starts. Simon attended Montana State Boseman until he discovered the powder of Utah and transferred to UofU. He started coaching for Snowbasin in 2014 and is returning to the program this season after a brief hiatus. When Simon isn’t on the slopes you can find him outdoors hiking, biking, rafting, or scuba diving.

U12-U10 (C Team) coach

Scott Hoffman

Born and raised in Ogden, UT, Scott was a member of the United States Ski Team. He was an All-American skier at Utah and helped the Utes win the NCAA team championship title in 1981. He later enjoyed a successful professional ski racing career on the U.S. Men’s Pro Tour. He is now instructing/coaching at Snowbasin. He is a USSA level 300 Alpine Coach with several years of expert coaching experience.

U12 - U10 (C Team) Coach

Alison Putnam

Alison grew up ski racing in Vermont. She was a top ranked junior racer, competing in Jr. Olympics, Nor-Ams, and U.S. Nationals, and went on to race for the University of Vermont NCAA Division 1 ski team/ After college, she raced on the Women’s Pro Ski Tour.

Alison has coached for the past 30 years, and is a USSA level 300 Alpine Coach. In Vermont she coached for the GMVS Junior Program, and then went on to run the race program at Mad River Glen for 3 years. Alison then spent 7 years coaching for the Mt. Hood Race Team in Oregon before landing in Utah. She has been a coach for the Snowbasin Ski Team for 12 years.

Both of Alison’s daughters are former members of the Snowbasin Ski Team. When Alison isn’t coaching you can find her teaching 4th grade.

U12-U10 (C Team) coach

Bailey Parks

Bailey is a Snowbasin native who grew up in North Ogden, Utah.  Bailey started skiing at 5 years old and later raced for SSEF.  This is Bailey’s fifth season as a SSEF coach.  Her favorite part of coaching for SSEF is watching the athletes improve as they develop their racing skills. She also loves to rip the groomers with the athletes and show them “most” of her favorite powder stashes.  When Bailey isn’t skiing at Snowbasin, she is enjoying the views at 36,000 feet as a pilot for SkyWest Airlines.

U12 - U10 (C Team) Coach

Libby Gardner

Libby Gardner grew up skiing at Snowbasin and eventually joined the ski team.  She raced for a total of 8 years, progressing to the FIS level.  She has a huge love for the sport and loves sharing it with others! In the off season, you can find her rock climbing, biking, hiking, and fishing. She loves anything to do with the outdoors.

Coach- C Team

Madeleine Williams

My name is Madeleine Williams. I grew up on the Snowbird Ski Team racing from the Devo program through second year FIS. When I’m not skiing I’m studying for a 4 year degree in Kinesiology or I’m spending time in Sun Valley and Redfish Lake, ID.
Alpine Coach

Jared Russell

I was born in Ogden but have lived in a few different places over the years. I’ve worked from New York to Alaska and Ogden area is the place I’ve always called home. I am one of the few skiing cowboys left. I started skiing at a young age. My mom skied with me until she was 8 months pregnant, the next year my dad had me in a backpack. The next year, when I started to walk, I was on skis. It is the family business. My dad has coached for 40 years. I am a PSIA level III, PSIA Examiner Development team member, AASI LEVEL I, and working on my USSA certs as we speak. As much as I am a coach. I am still very much a student of the sport. In the off months I am a cowboy and ride horses in these beautiful mountains. Another love given to me from my dad. I am the founder of SkiingCowboy clothing line apparel. I am also a project manager in telecommunications. I basically build cell phone towers. My love for skiing and coaching came from my main mentor, my dad, who has recently passed. My motivation for coaching is seeing the look on someone’s face when they fall in love with my love. I look forward to seeing that look come from you…
Alpine Development director

Andrew 'Rocky' Rockenfield

Andrew ‘Rocky’ Rockenfield is the Head Coach and Program Administrator of the Alpine Development Programs (ADP).  He is a PSIA Level 3, Children’s Specialist 2 and USSA Level 200 Coach.

Rocky was formerly Training Director and Race Team Coach at White Pass Ski Club (WPSC) in Washington State, home of Phil and Steve Mahre.  While at WPSC he worked with current US Ski Team Member, Jacqueline Wiles.  Rocky was also the head coach for the advanced adult ‘Top of the Hill’ program and coached with numerous race camps during the summer at Mt. Hood, Oregon for almost a decade.

During his off time, you will find him doing competitive CrossFit, coaching a middle school girls basketball team, and skiing with his family.

Alpine Coach

Daniel Keiley

USSA Freestyle Competitor, Multiple Podium Finishes in Moguls & Ballet in the Pacific Northwest Division. 1980’s

Ski show performer on the Mini Mt Revolving Carpet for four seasons in Washington State. 1980’s. Video attached.

USSA Coach. Freestyle 200 with USSA, 10 years as an active coach. 1980’s

Created and directed the RAM Program (Racing Aerials Moguls) Program at Ski Acres WA.

PSIA Examiner and Clinician for 15 years. Currently retired and in good standing with PSIA

Freeride - Director

Parker Gray

Parker comes from a race background racing for Snowbasin Alpine Team as a youngster. Joining the program at age 5 he carried his career to the FIS level accomplishing multiple podiums. He is very passionate about all aspects of backcountry, off-piste, and touring. Parker has a love for sharing his passion with young athletes and helping them grow on and off the snow. In his free time, you can catch him spending time with his family or tinkering with electronics.

Freeride - Head Coach

Wynter McBride

Wynter has been a passionate skier since being put on skis at the age of 3. She has competed in slopestyle and rail jams, taught ski clinics, and has always found a lot of joy in going skiing with friends. Off of the slopes she is an avid painter, practices yoga, and studies nutrition and health promotion. In the off season you can find her skating, rock climbing, learning how to mountain bike this year, and- like all of us ski bums- waiting for the next snow.