Meet the Pros


Meet the skiers and riders responsible for your fun and successful day on the hill! With a wide range of talents and areas of expertise, you can book the instructor that is perfect for you.
     

SKI INSTRUCTORS

NAME: Robert McGraw

NICKNAME: Bob

YEARS OF TEACHING: 38

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza. Best pizza in the lodge guaranteed!

BIO: Being in the ski industry as long as I have, I know a lot of "tricks of the trade" for a successful time on the mountain. I'm sure I will have a story or two for your entertainment as well! See you on the snow!


NAME: Prudence Rice

NICKNAME: Pru

YEARS OF TEACHING: Too many to count. I've been teaching since I was 15 years old. Alpine Private Lessons are my specialty.

FAVORITE FOOD: The Mac & Cheese from the Vermont Country Deli

BIO: Sharing a sport I love with people is why I teach skiing. It is such a fun activity, it gets you out enjoying winter, and the people and atmosphere at Mount Snow make it even better!


NAME: Daniel Silverman

NICKNAME: JustGoodSkiing

YEARS OF TEACHING: 33

FAVORITE FOOD: The Breakfast Burger at 1900 Burger

BIO: Level 3 PSIA Instructor and Staff trainer for all abilities and kids of all ages 3 to 100. My goal is to give you an incredibly enjoyable learning experience. Let's go have fun skiing!

 


NAME: Brendan Johnston

NICKNAME: Irish Brendan or just "Irish"

YEARS OF TEACHING: 10

FAVORITE FOOD: The Mountain Muffin at Marketplace and a chocolate-topped waffle from the Waffle Cabin

BIO: I started skiing later, so I can still relate to the challenge of learning to control speed and overcoming the fear of committing to make a turn. My lessons will help identify and develop the skills needed to build your confidence and allow you to enjoy more of the mountain. I also want the guest experience to be a fun one!


NAME: Christine Holden

NICKNAME: Chris

YEARS OF TEACHING: 15

FAVORITE FOOD: Sweet Potato Fries at Carinthia

BIO: I teach in the Mountain Camp (7-14 year old) program, but also enjoy teaching adults who are a little hesitant to learn a new sport. Come play with me!

 


NAME: Paul Long

YEARS OF TEACHING: 10

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: I have a great passion for teaching the sport I love and to pass on my knowledge to future generations. Full-time local with a big-time sense of humor!

 

 

 


NAME: Jacob Brown

NICKNAME: Jacob

YEARS OF TEACHING: 30

FAVORITE FOOD: Salad Bar at Marketplace

BIO: I am working on the "Rhythm & Flow" in my personal skiing and will help put it into yours! For me, skiing is akin to dancing!

 

 


NAME: Matthew Heller

NICKNAME: Matt

YEARS OF TEACHING: 23

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: How can I help? First day skiing, bumps, carving, racing, trees? I look forward to meeting you.

 

 

 


NAME: Jay Morgan

NICKNAME: J

YEARS OF TEACHING: 15

FAVORITE FOOD: Fruit Cup from Marketplace

BIO: Skiing is almost as easy as walking. My job is to make it as easy and fun for you as possible!

 

 


NAME: Donnamarie Colasurdo

NICKNAME: DM

YEARS OF TEACHING: 28

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese from Vermont Country Deli

BIO: There are many ways to come down a mountain. The only ways that matter put a smile on your face and in your heart. Let's go skiing!

 

 


NAME: Eric Zima

YEARS OF TEACHING: 6

FAVORITE FOOD: Any sandwich at The Grand Country Deli

BIO: I enjoy skiing, why shouldn't you? Having a great first experience sets you up to enjoy the winter season. I will challenge you but will also build your confidence on the snow. 

 

 


NAME: Edward Devine

YEARS OF TEACHING: 26

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: Every person that shows up for a lesson with me is there to have fun and to feel more confident in their ability to move around the mountain. The goal is to end the day with big smiles and a love for mountain life.

 

 


NAME: Susan Potts Yarworth

NICKNAME: Sue

YEARS OF TEACHING: 8

FAVORITE FOOD: Sweet Potato and Kale Burrito from Vermont Country Deli (Tony's Pizza is a close second)

BIO: Skiing is always the best adventure. If it's your first time, then you are in for a treat, and if you're already a skier, you'll know what I mean. Let's explore the sport and Mount Snow together!


NAME: Bill Hoos

NICKNAME: Hoos

YEARS OF TEACHING: 9

FAVORITE FOOD: Kale and Sweet Potato Burrito from Vermont Country Deli

BIO: 51 years skiing and my favorite thing to see is fresh snow and beginners cracking big smiles after their first turns. Commit to every turn, and you too can ski anywhere you'd like!

 


NAME: Ian Danby

NICKNAME: Skiin' Ian

YEARS OF TEACHING: 28

FAVORITE FOOD: Baked Potato with Pulled Pork at Summit Cafe

BIO: Want to ski a lot? Want to learn a lot and have fun? Skiin' Ian is the one! Whether it is slow or fast, safety and fun are my priorities to take you to the next level.

 


NAME: Jeffrey Scott Stamler

NICKNAME: Jeff

YEARS OF TEACHING: 8

FAVORITE FOOD: Soup at Summit Cafe

BIO: Skiing is magic. Come learn the tricks!

 

 

 


NAME: David Lukaskiewicz

NICKNAME: Longname

YEARS OF TEACHING: 24

FAVORITE FOOD: Dark Roast Coffee & Salad Bar at Marketplace

BIO: I enjoy helping skiers gain confidence so that they can have fun skiing more of the mountain with comfort. This may include navigating different trails, exploring their first blue square or conquering their first black diamond.


NAME: Mike Workman

YEARS OF TEACHING: 50 (Ski & Ski Racing)

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese at Vermont Country Deli

BIO: I have an extensive background as a ski instructor and coach with PSIA Level 3 and USSA 200 certifications. Ski with me to have a blast, build confidence, and learn tips and tricks to meet your personal goals. Carving on firm snow is my specialty!

 


NAME: Margarita Mayo

YEARS OF TEACHING: 18

FAVORITE FOOD: Pastries at The Bullwheel

BIO: As a PSIA Level 2 instructor, I'm here to share my love of skiing and help you meet your learning goals. Whether you are young or old, just starting out or getting back into the sport, or even looking for some more challenge, I can help you build your skills (especially control) and confidence so you can have fun on any slope.

 


NAME: Brendan

NICKNAME: Brendan the Ballerina

YEARS OF TEACHING: 18

FAVORITE FOOD: Tuna sandwich with Deep River Sweet Maui Onion chips in it from Grand Country Deli

BIO: Beginners or bumpers, in the powder or the park, my infectious enthusiasm engenders lifelong passion for snowsports. My approachable nerdiness is on tap to help you accomplish your personal ski goals.


NAME: Neil Kabaniec

YEARS OF TEACHING: 26

FAVORITE FOOD: Shrimp and roasted corn chowder

BIO: I love to ski and share my knowledge with others. I have a ton of patience.

 


NAME: Doreen

YEARS OF TEACHING: 30

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese at Vermont Country Deli

BIO: As a pro at Mount Snow, I have very much enjoyed meeting all the people I have taught. I listen to what my guests want and tailor my lessons to make sure I meet each persons needs and wants, and we usually have a blast.


NAME: Amy Rautiola

YEARS OF TEACHING: 19

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: My goal is to share my love of the sport, whether it be with a never-ever or a seasoned skier. There is no greater reward than the look of unmitagated joy when it all clicks!


NAME: Katie Gallagher

NICKNAME: Katie G, Katie Pom-Pom, Crash

YEARS OF TEACHING: 15

FAVORITE FOOD: Grilled Cheese! Or Mac and Cheese...anything with cheese.

BIO: If you have never skied or a life long skier, we can all improve. Let's have some fun and make some turns!

 

 


NAME: Pam Miller

NICKNAME: OP

YEARS OF TEACHING: 20+

BIO: Turn right and left with ease - no matter what your ability is or what the weather or conditions are. Embrace the outdoors and experience skiing like you never have before. Sometimes the simplest of adjustments can make a world of difference at any level. See you at the mountain!

 


NAME: Daniel Easa

YEARS OF TEACHING: 26

FAVORITE FOOD: Meat Lovers pizza from Tony's

BIO: With over 25 years of teaching experience at every level, from first timers to experts, I have never forgetton one very important factor. Skiing is supposed to be fun, and that is at the center of everything I do on the slopes!


SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS

NAME: Katalin Bell

NICKNAME: Kata

YEARS OF TEACHING: 8

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese from Vermont Country Deli

BIO: As a AASI Level 2 instructor, I can share my passion for snowboarding with you. While having fun, I also can make you a better snowboarder!

 

 


NAME: Brennan Cofiell

NICKNAME: Bren, Cofs

YEARS OF TEACHING: 9 (with focus on youth 5-15)

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: Snowboarding has brought me around the world, and I hope to open these doors for others on snow. I am an AASI Level 3 certified snowboard coach, and also a middle school teacher. Teaching is my passion and my goal is individualized instruction in a fun, safe atmosphere.


NAME: Cindy Shoer

YEARS OF TEACHING: 19

FAVORITE FOOD: Clam Chowder at Marketplace

BIO: Want to snowboard but don't want to spend a lot of time sitting on the hill? First timers or seasoned riders, come ride with me, a certified instructor, and move your skills to the next level.

 


NAME: Cem Er

YEARS OF TEACHING: 13

FAVORITE FOOD: Breakfast burritos and chicken fingers

BIO: I enjoy working with kids and adults to help them discover the tools necessary for any terrain. If we end up spending time on snow, it will be a fun couple of hours working on the fundamentals and putting as much milage on our board as possible!


NAME: Paul St. Pierre

NICKNAME: PSP

YEARS OF TEACHING: 12

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese at Vermont Country Deli

BIO: Snowboarding has been a huge part of my life. Passing my knowledge and skills along to everyone that I ride with is what makes me happy. If you come out to ride with me, you WILL have one of the best times of your life.


NAME: Amanda Moore

YEARS OF TEACHING: 10

FAVORITE FOOD: Charcuterie at The Bullwheel

BIO: I love to teach all ages, but my sweet spot is children 3 to 6, 10 to 16-year-old girls, and beginner to intermediate adults. You can trust that I will take good care of your kids while they are with me, and if you are a beginner and an adult, I am patient, fun, and can help take the fear out of trying something new!


NAME: Rob Miller

YEARS OF TEACHING: 19

FAVORITE FOOD: Breakfast Burrito at Marketplace

BIO: After almost 2 decades of teaching and riding to all ages and levels, one constant rings true with every lesson. As long as we are having fun, you will likely learn something along the way!

 

 


NAME: Mike Ma

NICKNAME: Mike or Mikema

YEARS OF TEACHING: 12

FAVORITE FOOD: Whatever is on the hot bun

BIO: I am a snowboarding nerd trapped in a marketing, startup, and business executive's body. I've approached my own snowboarding education with the same ambition as my day job career.

 


NAME: Cristal Chan

YEARS OF TEACHING: 10

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: I am a AASI/PDP Level 2 certified instructor and have experience working with both kids and adults. I love exploring the mountain and teaching my students fun new ways to approach terrain and riding styles.

 

 

 


NAME: Craig Hockenbury

YEARS OF TEACHING: 32

FAVORITE FOOD: A mountain muffin

BIO: I'm traveling every weekend to Mount Snow from New Jersey for the smiles from our guests, whether young or graying. I bring my own smile and experience each lesson.


BOTH SKI AND RIDE INSTRUCTORS

NAME: Erika Friedman

NICKNAME: Energizer Bunny

YEARS OF TEACHING: 17

FAVORITE FOOD: Tony's Pizza

BIO: I am a young fun female specializing in children with teaching experience across 3 continents. My teaching methods involve games and activities using appropriate terrain for the skier or rider. Safety, Fun, and Learning is always my goal.


NAME: Brennan McGuane

NICKNAME: McGuane

YEARS OF TEACHING: Over 25 years (coaching snowboarding and beginner skiing)

BIO: My formal foundation as a ski instructor combined with my playful approach to snowbaording results in a lesson experience that is fun, student-based, and result oriented.

 


NAME: Chris Shea

NICKNAME: Hey Shea

YEARS OF TEACHING: 18

FAVORITE FOOD: Ahi Tuna Salad at Cuzzins

BIO: Greetings snow sliders! A fun lesson with me will be like a discovery tour to find what your body movement can do for your equipment! 


 

NAME: Morgan Bitton

YEARS OF TEACHING: 18

FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & Cheese...and Cheese at Vermont Country Deli

BIO: I am so fortunate to be able to hang out in the mountains and on the slopes and share my passion for snowboarding with others. I feel like I truly understand the patience it takes to help students of all ages learn to make a turn, or ride moguls, or stomp a new trick, or whatever other goal. I love being able to continue to share in these accomplishments, enthusiasm, and amazing stoke! 

 

 


 

 

Questions?

Email skischool@mountsnow.com

NAME: Prudence Rice

NICKNAME: Pru

YEARS OF TEACHING: Too many to count. I've been teaching since I was 15 years old. Alpine Private Lessons are my specialty.

FAVORITE FOOD: The Mac & Cheese from the Vermont Country Deli

BIO: Sharing a sport I love with people is why I teach skiing. It is such a fun activity, it gets you out enjoying winter, and the people and atmosphere at Mount Snow make it even better!