The Mount Washington Valley Ski Team (MWV) is happy to announce that U.S. Ski Team alumnus Leanne Smith will be taking over duties as head FIS and U19 coach for the MWV program. Having just retired from a 10-year career with the national team that included two Winter Olympic Games and two World Cup podium appearances, Smith is returning back to her home in North Conway, N.H., to work with the club she skied with during her career as a junior racer.

Smith possesses unparalleled knowledge of what it takes to reach your goals as an athlete by working through the system in place at MWV. Her primary role with MWV will be head FIS and U19 coach, but given the unique nature of the club, she will also be working with U16 athletes and assisting in additional operations the club performs such as summer and fall camps and NHARA speed week programming. Smith’s passion for the sport of skiing is contagious and she is eager to impart her knowledge onto the young athletes at MWV.


The Mount Washington Valley Ski Team is based out of North Conway, N.H. MWV skis at Mt. Cranmore, Attitash, Wildcat, King Pine and Shawnee Peak, offering a multitude of training opportunities on an unmatched variety of terrain. In addition to weekend programming, MWV has a partnership with Fryeburg Academy and Kennet High School, providing competitive midweek training for athlete’s U16 and up.

Release courtesy of the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team.