Veteran coach brings decades of experience to youth alpine staff

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is thrilled to announce coaching vet Anje Worrell is returning to the club to head up our Youth Ski League (YSL) program. Worrell most recently served as the Rocky/Central Youth Coach and Coordinator for the U.S. Ski Team. In that role, she was integral in developing and leading camps and events for the region and division, as well as national projects for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard development program. These projects helped set the foundation of fundamentals that has propelled the Rocky/Central region as a leading force across the country.

“The hiring of Anje Worrell represents yet another step in SSCV’s commitment to high-quality coaching at the youth level,” said Chief Operating Officer John Hale. “Anje’s depth of experience will bring a wealth of knowledge to the YSL team, a critical entry point for SSCV Alpine. Between Alissa Consenstein and Anje, I could not be more thrilled to have these two highly talented coaches, who are also phenomenal female role models, working with SSCV Youth Alpine.”

Anje grew up skiing and racing through college in the Western Region. Passionate for skiing, mountains, and the outdoors, she started her coaching career working at the Bridger Ski Foundation in Montana as Youth Director and realized her love for teaching athletes. In 1995, she moved to Colorado to coach at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as a FIS coach. Since then, she has coached athletes of all ages and levels of racing, from FIS Nor-Am athletes to youth athletes at several programs in Colorado, including Team Summit, personal coach to Alice McKennis, Crested Butte Academy, and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as the club’s first female Alpine Competitive Director.

Anje has coached at numerous U.S. Ski Team projects throughout the years; she’s led U.S. Ski and Snowboard coach’s clinics, Skills Quest clinics, and has served several terms on committees for the Rocky/Central region, and RMD division.

In this new role with SSCV, she hopes to instill a life-long love of the sport to each of the athletes she coaches and help them achieve their goals. Anje is excited to be moving into a position at SSCV, to spend more time at home with her husband, Rob, and sons Zane and Cody.