GORDON PERRY - Director

Gordon A. Perry, former Canadian ski team member and a multiple national champion in the sport of Alpine Ski Racing. Perry an All -American NCAA Skier at the University of Utah and head Alpine Ski Coach at Utah (1990-1994). Under his direction successfully coached; 1993 NCAA Champions, 5 Individual National Champions, and 24 All-Americans. Perry also lent his expertise in building Westminster College’s ski program in Salt Lake City. Gordon combines his business experience and knowledge of skiing to help lead OVWSF to new heights.. Gordon is a USSA Level 300 Alpine Coach and USSA Technical Delegate.

KRISTIAN GUAY - OVST HEAD COACH / U16 and SnowCrest SKI ACADEMY Head Coach

Kristian has worked with OVST for more than 6 seasons. He is a USSA level 200 coach with  tremendous amount of coaching experience combined with a strong ski racing pedigree. A former member of the Canadian National Team and the University of Utah alpine ski teams. 

SCOTT HOFFMAN - U12 TEAM HEAd COACH

  • 1976-1982: Member of the United States Ski Team
  • 1978: US National Slalom Champion (Phil Mahre placed 2nd)
  • 1980: Aspen Roch Cup Overall Champion
  • 4x Alta Snow Cup Winner
  • 2x College All American (University of Utah)
  • 1982: Professional Rookie and the Year
  • 2nd Overall and Top American 3 of 7 years on the tour
  • Silver Medalist Professional World Championships

Born and raised in Ogden, Scott is a father of four.  After a successful skiing career, he is now following in his parent’s footsteps in business (Hoffman Cleaners), while instructing/coaching at Snowbasin. Scott was the last person from this area to make our National Ski Team andhe would like to be a part of changing that statistic.

BRANDO KORESS - U14  TEAM Head COACH

Brandon Koress is a USSA level 300 coach and coached in Central Division for fifteen years. He was the Head Age Class Coach for USSA athletes at Holy Hill Ski Team. In addition he served as a coach at numerous Rocky Mountain/Central development camps. A part-time resident of Utah, Brandon offers a great outside perspective and knowledge to our program.

VLADO DZUGAS - HEAD FIS AND PG COACH

Vlado has a masters degree in Physical Education and Sport.  He comes to OVST with over 30 years of coaching experiencing. Including, the U.S. Ski Team for eight years and the Japanese Olympic Ski Team for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. He has worked at Burke Mountain Academy, Stratton Mountain Academy, Waterville Valley Academy,  University of Colorado and private coaching. His experience coaching at  multiple Olympic Games, World Championships and over 15 years on the World Cup will be invaluable as he works with our elite and FIS level athletes striving to be at the next level. 

BEN VANDENBERG - DEVELOPMENT TEAM HEAD COACH

Ben grew up skiing and alpine racing at Big Bear, California. He raced witht eh Snow Summit Junior race team and was a NASTAR pacesetter for three years. He has coached for the past seventeen years and has been with the OVST for over five years.

 

ALISON PUTNAM - U14/U12 TEAM COACH

Alison Putnam grew up in Vermont where she attended the Green Mountain Valley School.  She was a top ranked junior racer, competing in the Junior Olympics, Nor-Ams, and U.S. Nationals. From there she went on to ski for the University of Vermont after which she competed on the Women’s Pro Ski Tour.

Alison has coached for the past twenty-two years and is a USSA level 300 Coach.  She has coached athletes ranging in age from 6-15 years old.  Her coaching career started with the Green Mountain Valley School Junior Program before she went on to start and run her own race program at Mad River Glen, Vermont. 

Later she moved to Portland, Oregon with her husband, Paul Guimond, and coached for the Mount Hood Race Team. She has coached for OVST for a number of years to include a time as the Devo Team Head Coach. Alison and her husband have two daughters, Abigail and Mikayla, and they are both members of OVST.  When Alison isn’t coaching, she is teaching 4th graders.

 

 

 

David Herzog - U14 Team Coach

From Leogang, Austria. David just completed a successful collegiate skiing career at Westminster College in SLC. A former Austrian Ski Team member, David brings a wealth of preference to pass on to our young athletes.  He has coached with Buck Hill Ski Team and various ski camps in N.A and Europe. 

Craig Hasser - Devo Race Team and U12/U10 Team Coach

Parker Gray - Big Mt. Team Coach

Nicole Pelletier - Big Mt. Girls Team and Race Team Coach

 

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