David Frisk, will be joining the U-16 men’s coaching staff for the 2022-2023 season.
David is originally from Vegby Sweden, and he lived, and ski raced in Sweden, Italy, and Switzerland before he and his family moved over to the United States in the fall of 2011.
David attended the Green Mountain Valley School ski academy in Waitsfield Vermont from 9th grade until 12th grade where he truly developed a love for ski racing. David also did a post-graduate year at GMVS, before David decided to make a change and do another post-graduate year at Waterville Valley Academy.
After completing his 2nd post-graduate year at Waterville Valley, David qualified for the Swedish National Junior Team that he raced and trained with throughout the 2017-2018 season. At the same time,David got accepted into the University of Vermont, and David started his college career in the spring of 2018. David remained on the Swedish ski team until David wanted to pursue his studies and excel on the College Circuit.
David raced for the University of Vermont for 5 years due to the Pandemic which was a very unstable time for college athletes across the country, and because of it everyone who were juniors and under received an extra year of eligibility which he took. David competed at the 2021 NCAA Championships at Cannon Mountain Mittersill and became an All-American in Slalom and placed 13th in Giant Slalom.
David just graduated from the University of Vermont this spring with a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Physical Education, and a minor in Italian language and Coaching.
David is fluent in Swedish, Italian, and English.
David just retired from ski racing following last season to pursue other dreams that he has, and one of those is to help the next generation of ski racers. David hopes that he can provide some guidance and insight into the current ways of skiing that he tried to master over his career and help the U-16 boys become better. David loves the sport of ski racing and David has competed and trained for it all his life, and David knows how hard and challenging it can be physically and mentally. David hopes that his experiences can help lead the athletes at Vail to more future success.
David is super pumped for this upcoming season, and David will work hard and try to give the best of himself to help out in any way that he can.