The Squaw Valley Ski Team is proud to announce the addition of former Olympians and husband-wife duo Anna and Marco Sullivan to team leadership roles. Following long-standing competitive careers in alpine ski racing, Marco joins as Interim Head Coach for the U16 team and Anna takes over as FIS Manager and Head Coach for the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
A 2010 Olympian, two-time NorArm Champion, and nine-year member of the Canadian National Team, Anna Sullivan has played an integral role within the Squaw Valley Ski Team family for many years, including her consistent presence coaching spring camps and as U14 Assistant Head Coach. She holds a degree in Economics and Conflict Resolution from Westminster College, coaches alongside husband Marco at American Downhiller race camps, and is co-founder of the Ski Racing Sisterhood, which bridges elite level athleticism with personal leadership skill building.
“I am excited to have such an important role within the ski team and look forward to being able to share my ski racing expertise and honor the Squaw Valley legacy,” said Sullivan. “ I hope to foster what has made the Squaw Valley Ski Team so successful in the past, and create new and fun ways to instill a lifelong passion for skiing and ski racing.”
A lifelong Tahoe resident and Squaw Valley Ski Team alum, Marco Sullivan was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for close to two decades, competing in over 150 World Cups, as well as the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympics. At the peak of his career, Marco was ranked fourth globally in Downhill and helped to establish the U.S. Ski Team as one of the best in the world alongside Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves. Following his retirement in 2017, Marco founded the American Downhiller race camps, now hugely successful with the top junior skiers in the country.
“I feel very content that I was able to live my dream, the kids I am now coaching are in a similar place to where I was 20 years ago,” said Sullivan. “I learned a lot of lessons about winning, losing and living like an athlete, and I am excited to pass some of those lessons on to the next generation of Squaw Valley ski racers.”
“Anna and Marco have long been a part of the Squaw Valley Ski Team family, and now we are thrilled to have them on our staff as head coaches supporting our most dedicated athletes. Their world class athletic and coaching experience, as well as their ability to connect with our young people will allow our athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the ski hill,” says Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Teams Director Bill Hudson.
As a Gold Certified Podium Club and a U.S. Ski Team Official Training Site—an achievement only several other ski teams hold—Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been recognized for its top quality terrain, training venues, and coach expertise to accommodate the high caliber of training necessary for the country’s top snowsports competitors. Elite athletes from around the country return to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to undergo spring training each year, including top-ranked skiers such as Mikaela Shiffrin.
Squaw Valley Ski Team’s mission is to provide the best development opportunities for personal and athletic achievement while also instilling a passion for snowsports and an appreciation for its Olympic history, legacy and legendary mountains. The team’s vision is to be the number one supplier to the U.S. Ski Team, with the U.S. Alpine roster currently boasting six SVST athletes.
Release courtesy of Squaw Valley Ski Team.