snowboard

Snowboarding is a lifelong sport; there is always more to learn. Basic technique is always evolving, and the concepts and skills we discuss and demonstrate with the athletes are a constant work in progress. Our athletes strive for lofty goals in a team atmosphere, building on the momentum, enthusiasm and support of each other.

ANDY GILBERT

Head Snowboard Coach

208-720-5005

andy@svsef.org

Years with SVSEF: Started in 1993 as a coach, PD 1999-2013, Progression Coach 2014-2016.

Alumni:

Hometown: Born in Sun Valley, raised in Portland, Oregon

College: Pacific Northwest College of Art (drop out)!

Favorite run/trail/backcountry lap: Front country specialist!

Ski/ride background: 100+years of skiing in my family! Skateboarding brought me to snowboarding. Never looked back!

Why you coach: Watching the fire get lit never gets old!

Hobbies/other interests: Skateboarding, fishing, art and family time.

Certifications or other professional qualifications: Level 300 USSA/USASA Coach, US National Team Rookie Halfpipe Coach 2017-2018, IMD Snowboard Sports Committee Member

 

OLYMPIC

HERITAGE

Kaitlyn Farrington

2014 Winter Olympic Gold Medalist in snowboard halfpipe

Chase Josey

6th place at the 2018 Winter Olympics in snowboard halfpipe

 

YEAR-ROUND TRAINING

at the SVSEF Air Barn