Matt Newton

Freeski Progression Plus Coach

Matt grew up in Syracuse, NY, where he had a love for skiing from day one. He began ski racing at a very young age and loved the competitive side of skiing. At age 13, he was lucky to move to Eden, UT, where he soon transitioned to competing in skicross and freeskiing events. He traveled the west competing in events such as USASA Nationals, USSA Jr Nationals, and USSA Revolution Tour eventually winning a national championship in the rail jam discipline. While attending the University of Utah, Matt began to focus his skiing on backcountry and big mountain terrain.  It was at this time he began to coach for Park City Ski Team and Woodward Copper. He soon discovered he had a passion for coaching. After spending a season traveling for FWQ events, he moved to Jackson to peruse big backcountry lines. Matt spends his summer mountain biking, climbing, and enjoying the outdoors.


Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:

  • 1st Place USASA Nationals Open Class Rail Jam 

  • Competed in Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Rail Jam, Big Air, and Skicross at USASA Nationals, USSA Jr Nationals, and USSA Revolution Tour

  • Top 10 finishes at FWQ events

  • Woodward Copper Counselor - 2 Years

  • Park City Ski Team Coach - 2 years


Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:

  • University of Utah - Operations and Supply Chain, BS

  • USASA/USSA Freeski Level 100

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)


Personal Philosophy or Statement:

Ski hard, have fun!