Ghent to step down as Ski Club Vail coach |

Ghent to step down as Ski Club Vail coach

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – After 16 years as a coach and member of the management team of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail for the past eight years, Alpine Program Director and Head J4 Coach Karen Ghent has resigned from the club to spend more time with her family.

Karen has been an integral part of the leadership of both Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and the alpine program.

Under Karen’s leadership, the alpine program has grown in size, professionalism and accomplishment, resulting in this year’s recognition of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail by USSA as the Alpine Club of the Year. This follows Karen’s recognition in 2009 as USSA’s Domestic Coach of the Year and the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Development Coach of the Year. Karen was also selected as SSCV’s Coach of the Year in 2009, and was the first PTA President of Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.

“My 16 years of coaching for SSCV have been so rewarding, as well as a time of tremendous personal growth for me. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with and contribute to such a professional, quality organization. I will really miss working with our athletes on a daily basis, but look forward to my continued involvement in our club, division and the sport,” Ghent said from Park City, Utah, where she accepted USSA’s Alpine Club of the Year award on behalf of SSCV’s alpine program.

Ghent will continue to be engaged with the club as a volunteer while also heading up SSCV’s alpine education for staff, athletes and parents.

“We wish Karen all the best, and are very appreciative for her 16 years of service to our organization, our sport, and our kids,” said Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus.

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