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Harlow hired as Eastern Alpine Regional Program Director

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named former national team coach Eric Harlow as Eastern alpine regional program director.

Harlow has extensive experience in coaching, having served as FIS head coach at Burke Mountain Academy and women’s head coach at both Stratton Mountain School and Rowmark Ski Academy. He also coached the U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team, working closely with Europa Cup athletes. (And he was once among the hardworking coaches who managed to teach a certain scrawny kid from New Jersey and future-Ski Racing Magazine editor to carve a ski more than a decade ago.)

Harlow, a graduate of Gould Academy and Colby-Sawyer College, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to his new position.

The Eastern Alpine Regional Program Director is responsible for the implementation of USSA alpine programs within the eastern region, the eastern region competition system, direct communication with the USSA Clubs within the eastern region and providing leadership, education, information and an avenue for coordination and feedback.

“The USSA has amazing potential in its Eastern Region,” said USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml. “Eric brings great international experience and firsthand knowledge of domestic programs which will be valuable in providing leadership to the East – high energy with great communications skills. He has the broad perspective to best support our USSA clubs in helping Eastern athletes achieve their goals.”

Geoff Mintz

Associate Editor

Geoff Mintz is a former alpine ski racer who cut his teeth at Ragged Mountain and Waterville Valley, N.H. After graduating from Holderness and UVM, he relocated to Colorado, where he worked as an instructor at Beaver Creek prior to pursuing a career in journalism. He currently lives in the woods above Vail with his wife, Colleen.

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