Mogul Program Director
John joined SSCV in 2012 and we are very excited to have him. He hails from Cape Elizabeth, Maine and has so much experience to offer our club and athletes. He graduated Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Latin and has been affiliated with and coached at the Carrabassett Valley Academy, Team Summit, the Canadian National Freestyle Team and Team Breckenridge.
Between his eight years at Team Breckenridge and five at Team Summit, John has coached 16 members of the U.S. Ski Team. He has also coached Olympians, world champions, national champions, World Cup event winner and World Cup overall winners. And these are only a few on John’s many accomplishments.
Here at SSCV John’s goal for his athletes is to promote measurable performance based improvements at all levels, to improve measurable results and to advance athletes to U.S. Development Programs.
Mogul Development Coach
Lara came to SSCV in 2011. She hails from New York City. Previously Lara coached for Buddy Werner League and in out Future Stars program. She is also Level 100 Moguls certified. Currently with Development Moguls, Lara coaches 8-11 year olds and is excited to grow her athletes love for the sport.
Lara graduated from University of Arizona in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts and from Full Sail University in 2011 with a MS in Educational Technology.
Mogul Development Head Coach
Mogul Development Coach
John Kust joined SSCV in 2012. He hails from Excelsior, Minnesota. Previously John has been affiliated with the University of Colorado Freestyle team as a coach. Currently John coaches 8-12 year olds and is excited to teach them not only to be the best skiers they can be but also to ensure they are having a blast in the bumps.
Mogul FIS Coach
I started skiing at age 2 in Stoneham, Quebec. It didn't take time before I felt in love with speed, bumps and jumps. Therefore, I signed up for the local freestyle club at age 7 and never looked back.
I graduated from high school and cegep in Quebec City, while being a competitive mogul skier and soccer player. I was also involved in many other sports such as football and hockey. I am still studying online and in the verge of completing an Business Administration degree from Université du Québec.
I've competed in over 100 international events in mogul skiing. I've also participated at 2 Olympics and 9 World Championships. I've also coached athletes from all around the world in Quebec, Whistler and Sweden. I am an active member of the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission and sit on multiple committees. I have also multiple certifications specific to my sport from the Coaching Association of Canada. I'm an avid public speaker and have many brand ambassador roles.
I am extremely enthusiasm to join SSCV for the 2019-2020 season as I transitionned into a new role. SSCV is synonyme of character, courage and commitment. 3 words that reasonate highly with my values and my entire career on the Canadian Freestyle ski team. Colorado have always been one of my favorite places in the States and I know Vail has one of the strongest ski & snowboard program from coast to coast. With my knowledge and experience, I believe I can help SSCV, specially the freestyle program, to reach new highs and I'm very excited to get started with young athletes with whom I share a common passion!