Sean has coached ski racing for many schools and clubs, and for a variety of ages, including:
U16 Alpine Coach, Aspen Valley Ski Club, ’12-’14
Men’s Alpine Assistant FIS/U18 Coach, Carrabassett Valley Academy, ’14-’15
Head Men’s U16 Alpine coach, Carrabassett Valley Academy, ’15 - ’16
Colby College, Alpine Ski Team (Div 1 NCAA) Assistant ’16 - ’18
Colby College, Div’ 3 NESCAC Tennis Team Assistant ’16 - ’18
Head Men’s U19 Alpine Coach, CVA ’18 - ’19
Ski Racer in a World-Class Community
Sean grew up in the heart of the French Alpine Ski Racing Industry, racing in leagues from youth/juniors all the way through FIS, in Europe (FRA, SUI, ITA). His father, Jean-Pierre traveled around the world with his elite coaching career, and Sean tagged along, being mentored by his father. Sean was immersed in a community of World Cup and Olympic athletes including Adrien Duvillard, Ingemar Stenmark, Frédéric Covili, Carole Montillet, Cedric Morand, Gaku Hirazawa, Maui Gayme, Antoine Dénériaz, Tessa Worley, Anja Pärson, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Joël Chenal, and many more.
Sean was born and raised in the French Alps in the ski towns of Megève and Chamonix Mt-Blanc, France. His father is French and his mother is from Glenwood Springs/Aspen Colorado. He’s a dual citizen of France and the United States. He speaks fluently in English and French, and conversationally in Japanese and Spanish.
Raised by a Ski Coach
Sean’s father Jean-Pierre Chatellard has an accomplished resume. He’s the former Alpine World Cup, Olympic and Head Coach of the many reputable teams including:
Spanish National Ski Team ’73 - ’77 (Fernández Ochoa - Olympic Gold ’72 olympics)
Swedish National Ski Team ’77 - ’85 (Ingemar Stenmark, Stig Strand, Johnas Nilsson, Bengt Jaelberg, Johan Walner, etc.)
United States National SkiTeam ’85 - ’89 (Felix McGrath, Tiger Shaw, Kraig Sourbeer, etc.)
Private Coach for Stephane Exartier (FRANCE) 1992 Albertville Olympics - top 8 Olympian
Japan National SkiTeam ’93 - ’00 (Testsuya Okabe, Kimura Kiminobu, Gaku Hirasawa, etc)
Professional Tennis Athlete
In conjunction with skiing, Sean is also an elite level tennis player. After attending the Weil Tennis Academy in California and the Daniel Contet Training Academy in France, he competed as a Collegiate and Professional Tennis Athlete with the Geneva Country Club in Switzerland. He competed on the semi-professional FFT Open circuit & ITF Futures & Satellite circuits, then coached for Van-Der-Meer Tennis Academy’s summer program in Hilton Head, SC. Sean served as the Head Tennis Pro at the Augusta Maine Country Club in 2018.
Sean’s wife, Morgan (Wiemer) Chatellard, is a CVA Alum from the Class of ’06. She’s a Doctor of Physical therapy at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine. They own a home in Kingfield and have a golden retriever named Neige.