Sam Lincoln

U12 Coach

I grew up in the small city of Newburyport, MA, just north of Boston.  As a kid, I skied the good ol’ Ice Coast all winter and then made an annual spring pilgrimage with my family to Grand Targhee for a tantalizing taste of some real snow.  I did a little bit of ski racing as a kid but became a ski instructor at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH through high school.  I eventually returned to the incredible world of racing in college as the manager of the varsity alpine team.  With classes online because of COVID, I’m very excited to be taking the year off from school to move to Jackson, play in the mountains, and dive into coaching for the ski club!


Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:

  • Manager of Harvard’s varsity alpine team: providing support to the coaches and the athletes, taking care of race-day and training logistics, and start coaching—generally making sure all the skiers have to do is get out there and rip

  • Alpine Media intern for the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA): I write ski racing articles and cover the world of collegiate ski racing out East!


Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:

  • Pursuing a BA in Classics and Comparative Literature with a minor in Studio Art from Harvard College (2017-2022)

  • Wilderness First Responder (2018)


Personal Philosophy or Statement:

To ski is to play the world’s most beautiful sport in the world’s most beautiful places. If you’re ripping down a mountain, you’ve already done something right—everything that happens after that is secondary!  But the better we get at skiing the more fun and more rewarding it gets.