Freeski Shredders Coach
Tami grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont where she spent 12 years ski racing for her hometown club and then ski academy, Stratton Mountain School. It was at the University of Vermont that Tami left the ski racing world and found her passion for freeride/big mountain. She joined the UVM Freeskiing Team and messed around with one or two slope comps, some skicross and some east coast freeride competitions. After college, Tami spent some time traveling west both to explore new mountains and compete at a bigger level. The first FWQ 4* she competed in, she got 4th in 2016 at Crystal Mountain and so the following season in 2017, she decided to follow the 4* tour and came out with a 6th overall ranking for the season/4th place for the FWQ North American tour overall. Tami moved to Jackson at the end of 2017 in pursuit of bigger terrain and deeper snow. This is her third season working for JHSC, but the first season with her own group. Prior to Jackson, Tami was coaching for the Smuggler’s Notch Freeski Team for two years and before that, was ski instructing for Stratton for four seasons. When Tami is not skiing, you can find her climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking or anything else that allows her to spend her days outdoors.
Sport specific background, experience and roles:
Crystal Mountain 4* 2017 1st place
2017 Americas overall 6th place/4th for FWQ North American tour
USCSA Nationals Skicross 2014 1st
Education, professional degrees and certifications:
B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Vermont
Personal philosophy or statement:
Skiing is my biggest passion and I coach to pass along my love for the sport to the next generation. Skiing is a lifelong sport and it’s an activity that engages kids and gets them outdoors. In this day and age, it’s nice to get the kids away from their phones and hooked on sliding snow. Skiing teaches kids valuable skills and I love nothing more than watching kids get stoked on their line or stomping their first 360!