Garrett Lashar, Alpine Program Director

As the CVA Alpine Program Director, Garrett is responsible for the staffing, programming, implementation and supervision of the Academy and Weekend Alpine Programs. After graduating from CVA in 2000 Garrett attended Plymouth State University. He was a member of the PSU Alpine ski team, serving as team captain both his junior and senior years. He graduated with a degree in Management, and began his coaching career with Waterville Valley Ski Club, working with the Men’s and Women’s U19 program. He returned to CVA for two years coaching the Men’s U19 program.

Following that, from 2007-2012 Garrett served as the Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Team at Colby-Sawyer College. While at Colby-Sawyer, Garrett’s student-athletes achieved 38 USCSA All-American honors as well as multiple National Championship titles. In 2010 Garrett, working closely with the college administrators, elevated the ski program from USCSA to NCAA. Throughout this time, Garrett gained valuable experience working with multiple departments to ensure athlete and program success – from academics, to off-season training, to admissions and financial aid. After five years with a collegiate program Garrett shifted his focus back to the club level and began coaching at Mount Mansfield Ski Club, where for the past six winters Garrett has coached athletes across genders at both the U16 and the U19 levels.

Jeff Beauregard, U16 Head Coach

Jeff has been coaching full-time with the Academy since 2015. Prior to that, he coached for the CVA Weekend Program for 11 seasons. During his years with the Weekend Program he gained experience as the U16 Head Coach and U18/U21 Head Coach. 

Jeff holds a USSA Level 200 certification and is an Alpine official. He brings a genuine passion for skiing, ski racing and CVA, which he naturally shares with his athletes. Jeff grew up skiing at Jay Peak, VT, and was a member of the ski club there. After college he went on to coach and teach skiing at Jay Peak and was part of the race crew at Beaver Creek, CO. Jeff recently retired from the U.S. Border Patrol after a 24-year career in Federal Law Enforcement. He and his wife Ragan live off-the-grid in Eustis, Maine. Ragan and Jeff are the parents of Patrick, CVA '11, Christian, CVA '11 and Matthew, CVA '13. 

RON BONNEVIE, WEEKEND PROGRAM AND BRIDGE CAMP MANAGER & HEAD U14 COACH

Ron brings with him 38 years of alpine coaching experience with all age groups. He started his coaching career in the late `70’s in the Mt Washington Valley, NH, arriving in ME in 1980 to coach the U. Maine Farmington ski team while earning his BA there. In 1985, after a year of coaching at Squaw Valley, CA, he came east to NY to earn his masters in physical education at SUNY Cortland, where he also headed the Greek Peak Ski Club for 5 years.

In 1990 Ron returned to New England, landing at the Green Mountain Valley School, coaching and teaching there for 9 years.  From 1999-2009 Ron was the Head of Coaches’ Education in the Ski Industries Program at the University of Maine, Farmington. Since returning to Maine in 1999, Ron has coached at Shawnee Peak, Titcomb, Black Mountain & Sugarloaf, and has done independent coaching & ski camps in the West, Europe, & South America. He was most recently Program Director for the Saddleback Ski Club.  He has held a level 500 USSA coaching certification and PSIA level 2 certification since the early `90’s, and worked for 15 years delivering USSA Coaches Education throughout the East and at National Academies as an examiner in the West. Ron is the MARA Alpine Officials Chairman, a level 6 USSA & FIS Technical Delegate. He is fluent in French. 

Chip Cochrane, U19 Coach

Chip has been at CVA for over 20 years, and has been coaching for over 30. Chip was a U.S. Ski Team member from 1978-1983 Chipand competed in the World Championships in Shladminig, Austria in 1982. His coaching was critical in Bode Miller's early successes and in 2007 was named the USSA Domestic Coach of the Year. That same year his coaching supported CVA racer Ben Morse to the Topolino Trophy in Italy. His ability to elevate his athletes is evidenced by the fact that 95% of them have gone on to post-season championships. Chip attended Sierra College, and holds a USSCA Level 2 and USSA Level 300 certificiations. 

Kenny Corrock, U19 Women's Coach

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Kenny moved to Kitzbuhel, Austria at age 10. After returning to the States, Kenny attended the University of Denver in Colorado. As a racer, Kenny began competing at age 13, qulifying for the U.S. Ski Team at age 17 and remaining a member for five years. Following his term with the U.S. Ski Team, he spent six years on Bob Beatties World Pro Skiing Tour. 

Kenny is a Level 200 USSCA coach, Level 3 PSIA (retired) ski instructor and a Level 4 USSA TD. Kenny has been dedicated to teaching and coaching skiing for the last 40 years!  From his first job coaching for the U.S. Ski Team in Austria in 1972 at age 22, to operating Corrock Summer Race camps beginning in 1973 in North and South America and Europe, Kenny's depth of knowledge is an invaluable resource for our athletes. Kenny spent four years at Snowbird, UT, as the Program Director and Head Coach, before settling in to a coaching tenur at Sun Valley, ID, where he was also a contractor in the Wood River Valley (Sun Valley) for over 35 years. His son, Tyler and Daughter, Lily, were born, raised and still reside in Sun Valley.

MARTHA CORROCK, U16 ASSITANT COACH 

Martha loves to share her passion and enthusiasm for skiing and ski racing that has flourished her whole life. Originally from North Conway, NH, Martha skied under the tutelage of the Hannes Schneider Ski School at Cranmore. The challenging environment led her to a four-year stint on the US Ski Team, racing on the Can Am and World Cup circuit, winning US junior and Senior National Slalom and GS Championships. She is a four-time US National Champion, and was ranked top seed in the world in SL, GS and Downhill at the time of her retirement.

In 2006 she was honored at the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame for establishing the first Ski Academy in United States (Burke Mtn Academy). After ski racing Martha spent the next few years as coach/director at Glenwood Acres, NY, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Alpental, WA.

After moving back to North Conway, Martha rekindled her passion for coaching. She coached at Cranmore Mtn. for 10 years; U10’s - U16’s, Gould Academy as Head Women’s FIS coach, then returned to MWVST as FIS coach. Martha is a level 1 PSIA instructor, Level 100 Coach, Certified CPR & Wilderness First Responder – SOLO.

SEAN CHATELLARD, U19/FIS Head COACH

Sean returns to CVA after spending the past two seasons coaching Division 1 athletes with the Colby College Ski Team. Prior to his role with Colby, Sean spent time coaching with the Aspen Valley Ski Club, and for two years as an Assistant Coach here at CVA, working with our U19 and U16 men’s teams. 

 

 

JOHN TYLER, U16 COACH

John joined the CVA coaching team in 2016 and has been sharing his passion for skiing for over 28 years in various roles. Growing up skiing and racing in New Hampshire, influenced by great coaches and ski area operators, John was inspired to follow their example. After NCAA racing at Johnson State College in VT, John returned to Temple Mountain where he worked as a head coach and later was responsible for all skier development. 

For several years after that, John was the Director of Alpine Activities at Gunstock Mountain Resort where he was responsible for all guest experiences as he led all resort profit centers. With a strong desire to get back to coaching full-time, John returned to Crotched Mountain where he launched a new USSA race program that quickly grew into a vibrant club. John also was the resorts Director of Snow Sports; expanding children’s development programs and private lessons. From 2011 to 2015 John was the Head U16 and U14 coach at the Pat’s Peak Ski Club. John is a 26 year member of PSIA and a Fully Certified Level 3, as well as a USSA Level 300 Coach.  

Jon Wagner, U14 Assistant Coach

Jon joined the CVA coaching team in 2016 and coached with the Saddleback Ski Club for 6 years prior to that. Jon is a certified Alpine coach and official. He has been involved in alpine ski racing all his life, which started at 10-years-old at Saddleback, Maine.  As a teenager he joined Waterville Valley Academy in their early years with former USST coach Georg Capaul, to train at summer camps in France.

As a college athlete Jon raced for Western State College, CO. and raced out of Mt Hood, Oregon upon graduation. He then moved to Southern California, skiing out of Mammoth MT, where he ran a successful publishing business. His experience working with athletes of all ages has provided him a diverse understanding of not only their physical abilities, but also the psychological barriers many young athletes face.

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