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    Chris Mueller is the new assistant director of food and everage at Snowbird.

    Dave Fields has been promoted to director of public relations at Snowbird.

    The U.S. Ski Team has named the following new coaches: Phil McNichol takes over as men's alpine coach; Bard Jorgen Elden heads the nordic combined program; and Trond Nystad is the head cross country coach. John McBride has been promoted to become head men's coach for downhill/super G, and Martin Andersen moves up to be head coach for slalom and giant slalom.

    Rob Megnin has signed to represent Avalanche uniform sales in the U.S.

    Kellee Katagi has been promoted to senior editor at SKI Magazine.

    Veteran ski journalist Carson White died March 21 of complications following hip surgery. He was 88.

    The US Ski Team has named Jesse Hunt as alpine director.

    Tommy Hilfiger has signed World Cup mogul champ Jeremy Bloom as a model for its upcoming Tommy Jeans fall 2002 advertising campaign. The NCAA recently ruled that Bloom will lose his University of Colorado football eligibility if he signs on with ski equipment vendors.

    Ted Morris has been promoted to VP/sales and marketing at the U.S. Ski Team.

    Mike Henderson is the new CFO at Osprey Packs, and Stephen Barnes is the new rep in the south central territory.

    Seth Masia has joined the staff of Skiing Heritage as executive editor. He continues to edit SnowTradeNews.com.

    Rick Kahl has been named executive editor of Ski Area Management.

    Shelley Sharpe has been named general manager of sales at Whistler-Blackcomb.

    Joel L. Silverman has resigned as president, COO and director of Galyan's Trading Co. CEO Robert B. Mang will assume his responsibilities while the company searches for a new COO.

    Bruce Marsh will represent Lowa alpine ski boots in the Western Great Lakes region.

    The Sports Authority has promomted Elliott Kerbis to president and chief merchandising officer and George R. Mihalko to vice chairman and chief administrative officer.

    Daryl Price has joined Smith Sport Optics as goggle product manager, replacing Eric Carlson, who has been promoted to sunglass product manager.

    Craig Bauman has joined Leslee Sports/Calbrock as vp/sales & marketing. He was director of Intersport North America for the Forzani Group. Robert Hanna is Calbrock's new vp/CFO.

    Jennifer Brown is the new communications manager for Vail Mountain, replacing Kristin Yantis who recently joined the marketing team at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.

    Doug Corper has been named eastern ad director for Mountain Sports Media, based in New York.

    Jimbo Morgan has joined Kneissl as rider and team manager. He will work on marketing and product development projects with team riders Seth Morrison (boots only), Chris Minecci, Chad Zurinskas, Aaron Loft and Mike Laroche.

    Resort Technology Partners has named Peter Hoskins as vp/sales & marketing. RTP's operations software clients include Park City Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole Resort, Aspen/Snowmass, Booth Creek, Big Mountain and Vail Resorts, Inc.

    Hilary Hartley has returned to the U.S. after a term Rossignol's international ski product manager in France. In his new post as alpine product director, he'll work with George Couperthwait, alpine ski and boot product manager, and Jason Newell, alpine binding and pole product manager.

    Line Skis has named new reps in three territories. New England is now covered by Northern Edge Associates (Dave Adsit, Kurt Kling and Woodie Weider). Klaus Zimmermann takes over the MidAtlantic states. Jordan Judd Quantum Sales covers Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

    Deeluxe has appointed two new reps. Eric Swenson will manage California and Nevada. Randy Naylor covers New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

    American Skiing Company has moved F. Scott Pierpont, currently managing director at Mount Snow, to vice president of resort operations at The Canyons in Utah. Stan Hansen, currently senior vice president of ASC Resort Properties western division, will become the new managing director at Mount Snow.

    Vuarnet Sports has named the following reps: Todd Locker (MidAtlantic), Ray Shannis (New England), Scott Smith (MidWest), Clay Zimmerman (Southern Rockies), Brock Selig (Northern Rockies), Peter Kennedy (Northwest), Bill James (NoCal, Nevada), Peter Cannon (Pacific, military).

    Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak, now also holds the title of executive vp/sales and marketing for Mt Saint-Sauveur International, Jay's parent company.

    David Currier has been named ski and boot test supervisor for SKIING Magazine, according to newly appointed editor Perkins Miller.

    Ski Press Magazine has named Steve Cohen, Jeff Rich, Bob Gleason, Greg Hoffman and Dana Gagen to conduct its boot test program.

    Jeanne Jackson, was named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation board of trustees. She joined the Nike board last week, and today announced her resignation as CEO of walmart.com.

    Elizabeth Crossley has joined Dynstar, where she'll manage the Sportline brand of packs and outerwear.<

    SKI Magazine has named Joe Cutts and Doug Sabanosh to run the magazine's annual boot test program. Associate editor Krista Crabtree will oversee tests of all women's gear.

    Allan Kettlehut has been appointed president/CEO at Redfeather snowshoes.

    Perkins Miller has been named editor-in-chief of Skiing Magazine. Miller's appointment will be transitional as he completes his role as the director and general manager/internet, for the Olympic Winter Games. Miller replaces Rick Kahl, who will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

    Grandoe has named seven shops to its retail advisor group. They are Sport Chalet (Calif.), Gart Sports and Christy Sports (Colo.), Alpine Ski Center (N.C.), MC Sports (Mich.), Willi's (Penn.), and American Ski Co. (Maine).

    Aimee Kauker has been named account supervisor for national sponsorships at Warren Miller Entertainment.

    Chris Burgner is the special events manager at Mountain Sports Media. Heather Roberts has been named account manager for the Midwest region.

    Rich Koshimizo, formerly with Salomon/Adidas, has been named Dynastar's regional sales manager for southern California.

    Vail Resorts has named Edward E. Mace as Rockresorts' new president.

    Hoby Douglas has been named vp/sales at Moonstone, now a subsidiary of Pacific Trail. He succeeds Bob Schoonmaker.

    Robert Kwong has replaced Matt Miller as Sportube sales rep in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Keith Bowen handles the Mid Atlantic and Southeast, Brett Russell and Mike Saras the New England states, Cliff Sigman the eastern Midwest, Jim Baker and Torry Morre the western Midwest, and Roger Addis the Rocky Mountain Region. Rudd Knutzen and Dave Woods handle California and Nevada.

    Schure Sports has appointed three new reps to handle the Karbon skiwear line: Don Lutjen in the Pacific Northwest, Carl Sigmann in the eastern Midwest and Terry Mullins in the western Midwest.

    Scott Fortner has resigned at Loveland to join Durango as marketing director. He is succeeded at Loveland by Kevin Wright.

    Anke Corbin has been promoted to assistant marketing director for Time4 Media. Stefanie Luciano becomes marketing director for Mountain Sports Media.

    Brad "Schultz" Greenberg, previously sales manager at Volant, is now a vice president at Gen-X Sports. He will move to Toronto to lead the newly acquired Volant Ski Division.ick Kahl has been named executive editor of Ski Area Management.

    Shelley Sharpe has been named general manager of sales at Whistler-Blackcomb.

    Joel L. Silverman has resigned as president, COO and director of Galyan's Trading Co. CEO Robert B. Mang will assume his responsibilities while the company searches for a new COO.

    Bruce Marsh will represent Lowa alpine ski boots in the Western Great Lakes region.

    The Sports Authority has promomted Elliott Kerbis to president and chief merchandising officer and George R. Mihalko to vice chairman and chief administrative officer.

    Daryl Price has joined Smith Sport Optics as goggle product manager, replacing Eric Carlson, who has been promoted to sunglass product manager.

    Craig Bauman has joined Leslee Sports/Calbrock as vp/sales & marketing. He was director of Intersport North America for the Forzani Group. Robert Hanna is Calbrock's new vp/CFO.

    Jennifer Brown is the new communications manager for Vail Mountain, replacing Kristin Yantis who recently joined the marketing team at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.

    Doug Corper has been named eastern ad director for Mountain Sports Media, based in New York.

    Jimbo Morgan has joined Kneissl as rider and team manager. He will work on marketing and product development projects with team riders Seth Morrison (boots only), Chris Minecci, Chad Zurinskas, Aaron Loft and Mike Laroche.

    Resort Technology Partners has named Peter Hoskins as vp/sales & marketing. RTP's operations software clients include Park City Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole Resort, Aspen/Snowmass, Booth Creek, Big Mountain and Vail Resorts, Inc.

    Hilary Hartley has returned to the U.S. after a term Rossignol's international ski product manager in France. In his new post as alpine product director, he'll work with George Couperthwait, alpine ski and boot product manager, and Jason Newell, alpine binding and pole product manager.

    Line Skis has named new reps in three territories. New England is now covered by Northern Edge Associates (Dave Adsit, Kurt Kling and Woodie Weider). Klaus Zimmermann takes over the MidAtlantic states. Jordan Judd Quantum Sales covers Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.

    Deeluxe has appointed two new reps. Eric Swenson will manage California and Nevada. Randy Naylor covers New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

    American Skiing Company has moved F. Scott Pierpont, currently managing director at Mount Snow, to vice president of resort operations at The Canyons in Utah. Stan Hansen, currently senior vice president of ASC Resort Properties western division, will become the new managing director at Mount Snow.

    Vuarnet Sports has named the following reps: Todd Locker (MidAtlantic), Ray Shannis (New England), Scott Smith (MidWest), Clay Zimmerman (Southern Rockies), Brock Selig (Northern Rockies), Peter Kennedy (Northwest), Bill James (NoCal, Nevada), Peter Cannon (Pacific, military).

    Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak, now also holds the title of executive vp/sales and marketing for Mt Saint-Sauveur International, Jay's parent company.

    David Currier has been named ski and boot test supervisor for SKIING Magazine, according to newly appointed editor Perkins Miller.

    Ski Press Magazine has named Steve Cohen, Jeff Rich, Bob Gleason, Greg Hoffman and Dana Gagen to conduct its boot test program.

    Jeanne Jackson, was named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation board of trustees. She joined the Nike board last week, and today announced her resignation as CEO of walmart.com.

    Elizabeth Crossley has joined Dynstar, where she'll manage the Sportline brand of packs and outerwear.

    SKI Magazine has named Joe Cutts and Doug Sabanosh to run the magazine's annual boot test program. Associate editor Krista Crabtree will oversee tests of all women's gear.

    Allan Kettlehut has been appointed president/CEO at Redfeather snowshoes.

    Perkins Miller has been named editor-in-chief of Skiing Magazine. Miller's appointment will be transitional as he completes his role as the director and general manager/internet, for the Olympic Winter Games. Miller replaces Rick Kahl, who will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

    Grandoe has named seven shops to its retail advisor group. They are Sport Chalet (Calif.), Gart Sports and Christy Sports (Colo.), Alpine Ski Center (N.C.), MC Sports (Mich.), Willi's (Penn.), and American Ski Co. (Maine).

    Aimee Kauker has been named account supervisor for national sponsorships at Warren Miller Entertainment.

    Chris Burgner is the special events manager at Mountain Sports Media. Heather Roberts has been named account manager for the Midwest region.

    Rich Koshimizo, formerly with Salomon/Adidas, has been named Dynastar's regional sales manager for southern California.

    Vail Resorts has named Edward E. Mace as Rockresorts' new president.

    Hoby Douglas has been named vp/sales at Moonstone, now a subsidiary of Pacific Trail. He succeeds Bob Schoonmaker.

    Robert Kwong has replaced Matt Miller as Sportube sales rep in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Keith Bowen handles the Mid Atlantic and Southeast, Brett Russell and Mike Saras the New England states, Cliff Sigman the eastern Midwest, Jim Baker and Torry Morre the western Midwest, and Roger Addis the Rocky Mountain Region. Rudd Knutzen and Dave Woods handle California and Nevada.

    Schure Sports has appointed three new reps to handle the Karbon skiwear line: Don Lutjen in the Pacific Northwest, Carl Sigmann in the eastern Midwest and Terry Mullins in the western Midwest.

    Scott Fortner has resigned at Loveland to join Durango as marketing director. He is succeeded at Loveland by Kevin Wright.

    Anke Corbin has been promoted to assistant marketing director for Time4 Media. Stefanie Luciano becomes marketing director for Mountain Sports Media.

    Brad "Schultz" Greenberg, previously sales manager at Volant, is now a vice president at Gen-X Sports. He will move to Toronto to lead the newly acquired Volant Ski Division.erwear.

    SKI Magazine has named Joe Cutts and Doug Sabanosh to run the magazine's annual boot test program. Associate editor Krista Crabtree will oversee tests of all women's gear.

    Allan Kettlehut has been appointed president/CEO at Redfeather snowshoes.

    Perkins Miller has been named editor-in-chief of Skiing Magazine. Miller's appointment will be transitional as he completes his role as the director and general manager/internet, for the Olympic Winter Games. Miller replaces Rick Kahl, who will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

    Grandoe has named seven shops to its retail advisor group. They are Sport Chalet (Calif.), Gart Sports and Christy Sports (Colo.), Alpine Ski Center (N.C.), MC Sports (Mich.), Willi's (Penn.), and American Ski Co. (Maine).

    Aimee Kauker has been named account supervisor for national sponsorships at Warren Miller Entertainment.

    Chris Burgner is the special events manager at Mountain Sports Media. Heather Roberts has been named account manager for the Midwest region.

    Rich Koshimizo, formerly with Salomon/Adidas, has been named Dynastar's regional sales manager for southern California.

    Vail Resorts has named Edward E. Mace as Rockresorts' new president.

    Hoby Douglas has been named vp/sales at Moonstone, now a subsidiary of Pacific Trail. He succeeds Bob Schoonmaker.

    Robert Kwong has replaced Matt Miller as Sportube sales rep in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Keith Bowen handles the Mid Atlantic and Southeast, Brett Russell and Mike Saras the New England states, Cliff Sigman the eastern Midwest, Jim Baker and Torry Morre the western Midwest, and Roger Addis the Rocky Mountain Region. Rudd Knutzen and Dave Woods handle California and Nevada.

    Schure Sports has appointed three new reps to handle the Karbon skiwear line: Don Lutjen in the Pacific Northwest, Carl Sigmann in the eastern Midwest and Terry Mullins in the western Midwest.

    Scott Fortner has resigned at Loveland to join Durango as marketing director. He is succeeded at Loveland by Kevin Wright.

    Anke Corbin has been promoted to assistant marketing director for Time4 Media. Stefanie Luciano becomes marketing director for Mountain Sports Media.

    Brad "Schultz" Greenberg, previously sales manager at Volant, is now a vice president at Gen-X Sports. He will move to Toronto to lead the newly acquired Volant Ski Division.

    director of the Gray Rocks Ski School from 1948 to 1981, died on Monday.
  • Jan Jensen, president of the Norwegian ski federation and a member of the FIS council, has died. He was 58, and suffering from intestinal cancer.
  • According to the German trade paper SAZ, Salomon has put its Swiss manager, Walter Zibung, in charge of its German and Austrian divisions, firing Andreas Schreier and Bruno Ruedisueli.
  • Reuters reports that Hermann Maier may not race again until after the St. Moritz World Championships, if at all.
  • Philippe Gouzes is the new sales director for Europe at Burton.
  • Richard M. Rodstein has resigned as president of K2 Corp. Chairman Richard J. Heckmann assumes CEO duties, and J. Wayne Merck becomes COO.
  • Tom Berry has joined Salomon North America as director of sales, leaving his post at The North Face.
  • Ken Griffin has been named hardgoods coordinator at Sports Specialists Ltd.
  • Shock Doctor's new sales staff includes John Alarie in New England,Rick Cherashor in the NYC area and eastern Pennsylvania, Rob Haggerty in the rest of New York and Pennsylvania, Beaty Jackson in the Southeast, Sam Powers and Scott Krathwohl in the eastern Midwest, Steve Swenson west of Lake Michigan, Doug Williams in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico, Dennis Eberhart and Rob Waugh in Texas and Oklahoma, Morrie Trautman, Mike Fitzgerald, Steve Nagel, Kevin Rinderie, Stuart McCormack and Dana Sterling in Alaska and the Northwest, Tracy Sheffer, Les Draper, Judy Dunn, Ken Butcher, Jamie Barbor and Dave Nacke in the Southwest.
  • John Kirschner and Merre Gregory have joined Desperate Measures as sales reps.
  • Ellen Welley has joined Spyder Active Sports, Inc., as a key accounts manager. She had been divisional merchandise manager at Specialty Sports Ventures.
  • Burton president Tom McGann will step down to head up a motorcycle aftermarket firm.
  • David Provost will resign as executive vp at Dynastar, effective Jan. 1.
  • Health food exec James P. Lacey is the new senior VP/sales and marketing at American Skiing Co.
  • Mountain photographer Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara, a former North Face marketing exec, were killed in the crash of a chartered plane on Sunday.
  • Two powerhouse marketing execs have joined the board of the USSST Foundation. Mark Dowley is CEO of Interpublic Sports and Entertainment, a marketing/communications firm. James S. Riepe is vice chairman of T. Rowe Price, where he oversees mutual fund products and marketing efforts.
  • Ross McMullin has been named to the executive board of adidas-Salomon AG.
  • Dee Williams has resigned as USST C Team moguls head coach, to pursue a career in the wine business.
  • At the International Skiing History Association, Mort Lund has been named founding editor of Skiing Heritage and ISHA historian. Dick Needham joins Skiing Heritage as editor, and Seth Masia is manager of the website skiinghistory.org.
  • Boots Blatt, a member of the 1948 Olympic ski team, died July 10 of cancer. He was 79.
  • The U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame will induct the following honorees this fall: Georgene Bihlman, Hans Gmoser, John Litchfield, Dr. Robert Oden, Carroll Reed, and Nikki Stone.
  • John Diller, managing director of Sugarloaf, will also manage Sunday River this winter.
  • Burton has wrought changes in its rep force. Jasen Bowes has been promoted to managing rep in the Northwest. Krista Moroge is the new intermountain rep, assisted by Tony Perez. Scott Currie adds Manitoba and Sasketchewan to his territory, Lance Webb handles northwestern Ontario, Buck Rowley adds Florida and Misssippi, and Darin Maroni takes over New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
  • Stephen Cleary has been promoted to category product manager at Anon Optics.
  • Blaise Carrig will step down as president of The Canyons, to become COO at Heavenly. Scott Pierpont, VP/ops at The Canyons, becomes interim managing director there.
  • Pat Anderson will be promoted to VP/COO at Columbia Sportswear, succeeding Don Santorufo, scheduled to retire at the end of this year. Bryan Timm becomes CFO.
  • Aspen Skiing Company has named Greg Boyd as terrain park manager.
  • Luke Edgar has been named director/general manager of Atomic Snowboarding.
  • Ken Stone is the new director/sales and marketing at Angel Fire Resort.
  • Alan Bender has been named the newalpine head coach of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.
  • Julie Gormick will oversee all Southern California accounts at Smith Sport Optics. She is joined by new hires Matt Walls, Doug Bury and Brett Hillyard.
  • Ed Howell has been named to head Columbia's Sorel division.
  • Reliable Racing Supply, distributor of Acerbis helmets, has added three new reps: George Crown (N. California & N. Nevada), Ned Johnson (Washington, Oregon & Alaska), and Rich Koshimizu (S. California, S. Nevada & Arizona).
  • Rob Perlman will leave Mammoth to become president of Colorado Ski Country USA.
  • Nathan Dopp has been promoted to director of sales at Spyder.
  • Jim Mangan is the new freeride manager at Park City.
  • John G. Santaniello, formerly gm of Keystone Resort lodging, has been named vp/gm of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
  • Vail Resorts says Dennis Harmon will resign as president of Heavenly. No replacement has been named. Les Marsh, longtime HR director at Vail and Beaver Creek, replaces Monica Pette as Heavenly's vp/HR.
  • VNU Sports Group has named Alicia Keith as trade show manager for Outdoor Retailer and Fly-Fishing Retailer.
  • Brad Wilson has been named general manager of Dodge Ridge.
  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation board of trustees has three new members: Mayo Shattuck, president and CEO of Constellation Energy Group; William N. Shiebler of Deutsche Bank Asset Management, and Randall Weisenburger, executive vice president and CFO of Omnicom Group.
  • Erik Schlopy, Lasse Kjus, Dane Spencer and Corrine Rey-Bellet have signed to ski for Dynastar.
  • Utah's inventive Earl Miller -- a pioneer in release bindings and fat powder skis -- died on June 14 in Owensville, Mo. He was 77.
  • Nathan Dopp has been promoted to director of sales, North America, at Spyder.
  • Thule has named Robert Marsh asnational account manager and Michael Moore as western region salesmanager.
  • Bill Marolt has been elected a vice president of FIS, succeeding Hank Tauber, who has held the American seat on the FIS Council for 14 years.
  • Peter Weaver has stepped down as CEO of Marker International and president of Marker USA. He is succeeded in the international job by Anthony Churchill. John Stahler assumes the position of president at Marker USA. Executive vp Kirk Langford continues to manage the brand in the US.
  • Skiing Magazine has named the following new staffers: Dave Allen is art director, Nicole Duggan associate art director, Mark Peruzzi senior editor, Peter Oliver eastern editor, Steve Casimiro California correspondent and Lindsey Yawassistant editor. Allen, Duggan, Peruzzi and Yaw are all former Outside Magazine staff members.
  • The US Ski Team has made the following nordic appointments: Chris Grover is the new development coach for cross country skiing and Riku Ayri is the new World Cup coach for jumping. Pete Vordenberg is assistant cross country coach under Head Coach Trond Nystad. On the nordic combined staff, Dave Jarrett is development coach, andCorby Fisher had been named jumping coach under Head Coach Bard Jorgen Elden.
  • David Perry has resigned as president of Colorado Ski Country USA to join Aspen Ski Co. as senior vp/marketing.
  • Chris Gunnarson has joined Booth Creek as director of youth market development.
  • James Retty has resigned as North American sales manager at Arc'Teryx in order to return to Whistler as a partner in the speciatly retailer The Escape Route.
  • The North Face has named the following rep organizations to handle sales responsibilities: Alpine Outfitters in the Northeast, First Ascent Sales in Southeast, Full Circle in the Mid-Atlantic region, Outdoor Adventure Sales in the Far West, Outdoor Products Sales Association in the Midwest, and the Skylark Group in the Rockies.
  • Ken Read has been named president of Alpine Canada, with the job of turning around a ski team in disorder.
  • John Norton has resigned as COO at Aspen Skiing Co. to return to Crested Butte as president/CEO.
  • Rob Kautz has been elected chairman of the National Ski Areas Association.
  • Cees DeWitte has been promoted to general manager of Spyder-Europe. All European customer service functions have been relocated to the Spyder-Europe office in Zug, Switzerland.
  • Ralph "Scout" Walton III has resigned as president of Crested Buttet's real estate development subsidiary, CBMR Real Estate LLC.
  • Jill Whysel has joined Sugarbush as director of marketing.
  • Doug McClellan has resigned as the editorial director of Outdoor Retailer Magazine to return full time to Santa Fe.
  • Rick Howell has resigned as product manager for ski bindings at Line, citing "differences of opinion."
  • In August, Dynastar rep Keith Apple will join Fischer as vp/sales.
  • Mike Adams has been promoted to senior vp/hardgoods director at Salomon North America.
  • Clark Staub has joined Burton Snowboards as vice president/marketing.
  • Mike Ryberg has joined Type 20, distributor of Briko and Arnette products, as general manager.
  • Jonny Mosely has been asked to deliver the commencement speech at the University of California - Berkeley. Jonny hits the podium May 17. The speakers in 2001 and 2000? Janet Reno and Madeleine Albright.
  • Chris Mueller is the new assistant director of food and everage at Snowbird.
  • Dave Fields has been promoted to director of public relations at Snowbird.
  • The U.S. Ski Team has named the following new coaches: Phil McNichol takes over as men's alpine coach; Bard Jorgen Elden heads the nordic combined program; and Trond Nystad is the head cross country coach. John McBride has been promoted to become head men's coach for downhill/super G, and Martin Andersen moves up to be head coach for slalom and giant slalom.
  • Rob Megnin has signed to represent Avalanche uniform sales in the U.S.
  • Kellee Katagi has been promoted to senior editor at SKI Magazine.
  • Veteran ski journalist Carson White died March 21 of complications following hip surgery. He was 88.
  • The US Ski Team has named Jesse Hunt as alpine director.
  • Tommy Hilfiger has signed World Cup mogul champ Jeremy Bloom as a model for its upcoming Tommy Jeans fall 2002 advertising campaign. The NCAA recently ruled that Bloom will lose his University of Colorado football eligibility if he signs on with ski equipment vendors.
  • Ted Morris has been promoted to VP/sales and marketing at the U.S. Ski Team.
  • Mike Henderson is the new CFO at Osprey Packs, and Stephen Barnes is the new rep in the south central territory.
  • Seth Masia has joined the staff of Skiing Heritage as executive editor. He continues to edit SnowTradeNews.com.
  • Trond Nystad. On the nordic combined staff, Dave Jarrett is development coach, andCorby Fisher had been named jumping coach under Head Coach Bard Jorgen Elden.
  • David Perry has resigned as president of Colorado Ski Country USA to join Aspen Ski Co. as senior vp/marketing.
  • Chris Gunnarson has joined Booth Creek as director of youth market development.
  • James Retty has resigned as North American sales manager at Arc'Teryx in order to return to Whistler as a partner in the speciatly retailer The Escape Route.
  • The North Face has named the following rep organizations to handle sales responsibilities: Alpine Outfitters in the Northeast, First Ascent Sales in Southeast, Full Circle in the Mid-Atlantic region, Outdoor Adventure Sales in the Far West, Outdoor Products Sales Association in the Midwest, and the Skylark Group in the Rockies.
  • Ken Read has been named president of Alpine Canada, with the job of turning around a ski team in disorder.
  • John Norton has resigned as COO at Aspen Skiing Co. to return to Crested Butte as president/CEO.
  • Rob Kautz has been elected chairman of the National Ski Areas Association.
  • Cees DeWitte has been promoted to general manager of Spyder-Europe. All European customer service functions have been relocated to the Spyder-Europe office in Zug, Switzerland.
  • Ralph "Scout" Walton III has resigned as president of Crested Buttet's real estate development subsidiary, CBMR Real Estate LLC.
  • Jill Whysel has joined Sugarbush as director of marketing.
  • Doug McClellan has resigned as the editorial director of Outdoor Retailer Magazine to return full time to Santa Fe.
  • Rick Howell has resigned as product manager for ski bindings at Line, citing "differences of opinion."
  • In August, Dynastar rep Keith Apple will join Fischer as vp/sales.
  • Mike Adams has been promoted to senior vp/hardgoods director at Salomon North America.
  • Clark Staub has joined Burton Snowboards as vice president/marketing.
  • Mike Ryberg has joined Type 20, distributor of Briko and Arnette products, as general manager.
  • Jonny Mosely has been asked to deliver the commencement speech at the University of California - Berkeley. Jonny hits the podium May 17. The speakers in 2001 and 2000? Janet Reno and Madeleine Albright.