Hardy Merrill – Profile
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 resort 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:
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.
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