Hardy Merrill – Profile

Hardy 2014 headshot-webHometown: Warren, VT
Birthplace:  New Haven, CT
Birthdate: 1972
Education: Middlebury College, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Personal Sponsors: Mount Snow Resort
USTSA Team Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue,  Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

My Skiing History: 

Mentor and friend Kare Anderson taught me to telemark at Magic Mountain, VT when I was in high school in the late 1980’s. I spent a lot of time on skis at Mad River Glen and Sugarbush in college. Since graduating from college I have worked full time in the ski resHardy 2017 Action webort industry and spent a lot of time on skis. I got involved with telemark racing in the late 1990’s at Kare Anderson’s telemark race in VT and in the early 2000’s I was in Colorado working at Copper Mountain and chasing gates and climbing and skiing exciting lines whenever I could. I have been back east since 2004 and my current job as Mountain Manager at Mount Snow gets me out on skis every day.

My Goals and Motivation:

My goals are to be a competitive member of the National team, to raise the profile of telemark racing in Vermont, and to bring new racers into the sport.

 


What I love about Telemark Racing: 
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The telemark racing community is great people and everyone tends to be as equally supportive as competitive.

Interesting Facts About Myself:

At ski resorts I have worked as a snowmaker for over ten years, and also worked as a financial analyst, a marketing research director, a mountain operations director, and a senior executive. I am currently a mountain manager responsible for lifts, snowmaking, grooming, and patrol at Mount Snow.

Competition Results:

2016 Results:

4th West Mountain Sprint 2016
3rd Mount Abram Sprint 2016
4th Kare Anderson Sprint 2016
15th National Championships Sprint 2016
16th National Championships Classic 2016