Trayner joins U.S. Ski & Snowboard as Sports Education Director

12 September 2018 07:15
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U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced Gar Trayner has joined the organisation as Sport Education Director.

“We could not be happier to welcome Gar to U.S. Ski & Snowboard and into a role that is critically important for our organisation,” said Chief of Sport, Luke Bodensteiner. “Gar has extensive experience across a number of our sports, not only in the USA where he joins us from Killington Mountain School but also around the world.”

“On top of all that knowledge and experience, Gar is a 2002 Salt Lake City Olympian and will be a visionary leader for a programme that we plan to substantially expand as we collaborate more and more with our clubs to develop our next generation of champions,” Bodensteiner added.

A member of the British National Alpine Ski Team for seven years, Trayner had a long and successful ski-racing career. Following his athletic career, he ran his own global sports specific travel business for many years, while coaching the Scottish National Ski Team. He was also Head Coach of the British Children’s National Ski Team for three years and served as the British Ski Cross Head Coach for four years. 

Additionally, he has served on many athletic and sports governing bodies’ board of directors, and selection panels, as well as playing an instrumental role in the development of new federations.