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Program Director / Head Coach


Chris Loewy

Chris has coached skiers at all levels and ages, from U8 to Masters. Chris has worked with athletes who have gone on to the US Ski Team, Olympic Games, and US Nationals. Chris is a level 300 USSS Coach. His passion for skiing is equal to his passion for sailboat racing. If you can’t find him on the hill, he is probably racing his Thistle on Lake Washington. Go Fast. Have Fun!




Program Coordinator

Dana Kusakabe

Dana is a former TAS athlete and outrigger canoe racer. Don’t let her size fool you; she is quick on skis and on the dance floor. Dana has over 30 years of coaching experience and is a level 300 USSS alpine coach.

FIS/U16 Head Coach

Scott McBurney

“McB” is a legend, and he has the pedigree to back it up. He has worked in the ski industry his whole life, and whether he was hand calculating results for the Middlebury Carnival or running the Alpental Buddy Warner Program, he did it well. McB is the proud father of two former TAS athletes and knows the program inside and out. If McB is not ripping turns with his family in Sun Valley, he will be at Alpental. When Scott is not on the slopes he likes to ride his bike and fly his drone.

U14 Head Coach

Lucy Benda

Lucy is a former TAS racer and current student at UW!

U12 Head Coach

Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn comes to TAS from Alpental Race Team. Peter is level 3 PSIA and has been teaching skiing and ski racing for over 20 years. Peter and his whole family have been very involved with TAS over the years, both his sons raced on TAS and his wife was the RA for TAS. We are lucky to welcome Peter back to TAS as our U12 Head Coach.


Assistant to the Program Director

Chris Ireton

Chris is an avid freeskier and mountaineer. He formerly raced for TAS and went to college at Montana State; he recently graduated with a degree in finance. If Chris is not in the Alps, he is most likely trying to get 100,000 vertical feet at Alpental in a single day. Last year he skied over 4 million vertical feet. We are still waiting on his numbers for mountain biking this summer.




Part-time Coaches

Josh May

Daren Postforoosh

Naomi Tomky

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Kenny Loewy