The SSCV Snowboard Program is stoked to announce Mike Slaughter as Head Coach: Half Pipe to our bolster our club wide, second to none staff.

Michael Slaughter, former pro-rider, began his coaching career with the Mt. Mansfield Snowboard Club (MMSC), training athletes for almost a decade. In the fall of 2010, he moved his family to Summit County, CO to work with the International Snowboard Training Co-operative (ISTC) for the 2010-2011 season.

This upcoming season, he continues his climb to the next level with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, another elite team in snowboarding, and takes on a lead role in developing another world class program as Head Coach: Half Pipe.

Slaughter first trained with the MMSC as an athlete in the late 90’s, while also creating terrain features for local northern Vermont resorts. He found himself taking over the Program Director role at MMSC in 2000. Michael grabbed this opportunity and didn’t let up, working hard in creating some of the most well-rounded riders in the snowboard business. Slaughter also continued to work doing on-snow summer camps in Mt. Hood, France and New Zealand honing his own coaching craft becoming one of the most well rounded and respected technical coaches in the industry.

Michael is at his best when it comes to helping riders create smooth and stylish runs in both slope and pipe, helping the riders to achieve their goals. His athletes have also racked up a very nice tally of wins over the years in multiple disciplines. Just in the past season, he was able to coach his athletes to a number of elite-level podiums.  These results have truly sent the signal to everyone in the industry that he is an elite coach.  To top it all off, his riders truly respect his vision, and have formed a close working relationship with some of the nations best riders.

“I’m really excited to coach elite snowboarders at an entirely new level on some of the best snow and terrain in the world. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail offers a second to none vehicle to develop these entry-level competitive athletes to become world class. I am stoked!”

” I believe in Mike Slaughter as one of the premier snowboard coaches in our industry. He has a record of producing world class professional riders, and brings with him a passion for our riders and to make the SSCV Program the best snowboard program in the world. Our athletes and families are blessed to have the calibre of Mike joining our staff” added Program Director Ben Boyd.

Mike can be reached via email at  Welcome aboard!