Two-time Olympic silver medalist Danny Kass has joined the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail staff for the 2019-20 season.

Coach Ronnie Barr said the timing was right, as the club had an opening just as Kass had been pondering a future in coaching.

“So we were able to arrange getting (Kass) on our staff,” Barr said. “We couldn’t be more excited.”

Kass will be coaching all around, with a main focus on halfpipe.

Kass is a seven-time X Games halfpipe medalist, winning gold in 2001. He became well known outside the sport in the 2000s, when he appeared in numerous product endorsements and a reality TV show. Kass saw the sport of competitive snowboarding through its transition into larger halfpipes and higher degrees of rotation, becoming known for performing back-to-back 900s and 1080s with a smooth, stylish spin. …