The dedication, experiences and enthusiasm shown by the entire coaching staffing is apparent as you watch each athlete develop a lifelong commitment to skiing and ski racing. We have been fortunate to see alumnus of CRT and MWVST with successful high school and college race careers returning home to share their passion with our athletes as coaches, along with some of their original coaches. Our coaching staff is dedicated to helping racers at all levels achieve their personal ski racing goals. Racing should be fun and teach life skills. Through training and competition, coaches will use opportunities to teach positive values of sportsmanship, cooperation, preparation, physical fitness, nutrition and other applicable social and personal skills. Our coaching staff is dedicated to making the experience educational, rewarding and fun for all levels of racers. All CRT staff belongs to U.S. Ski Association and must undergo background check before issuance of membership.
- Be part of the plan every day, if not, communicate though the right channels
- Coach with a focus – make sure each athlete has individual feedback – keep it positive always
- Lunch room has a schedule – stick to it and over see your athletes at lunch
- Continuous education is a must – NH Alpine Racing Association clinics and on snow clinics – USSA education and certification
- Coaches are available at the end of each day for 15 minutes to catch up with parents and do appreciate you touching base with them.
Race Ops Crew
Through their enthusiasm, attention to detail, and dedication this crew has earned state recognition for hosting excellent events at all levels of USSA competition, High School Championships, Masters, and more. As a parent volunteer on race day this crew will show you how to perform all the tasks required to host a successful event. With 30+ years of experience and working together this team plays hard on race day, has an outstanding work ethic, and no matter what Mother Nature sends their way the race hill will be ready, and they takes pride in every race hosted on their hill.
Coaching Staff for 2017/2018:
- Dave Miller (lead coach)
- Curt Bartlett
- Skip Bartlett
- Joey Miller
- Sean Shannon (lead coach)
- T.O. Currier
- Kevin Hamlin
- Jess DiPietro (lead coach)
- Elizabeth Robert
- Kayla Kowal
- Carl Iacozili
MWVST Consulting Coaches
- Mike Leblanc
- Leanne Smith
- Jeff Butler
- Hannah Miller
About our Staff
Skip Bartlett, Head Coach/Program Director
Skip Bartlett is heading into his 7th year as the Cranmore Race Team Program Director and looking forward to another great season. An alumnus of CRT, Kennett High School, Mount Washington Valley and Plymouth State University Ski Teams Skip brings a wealth of ski racing experience, knowledge and a passion for skiing and ski racing to Cranmore. Skip graduated from Kennett High in 2002: he earned a varsity letter for skiing all 4 years, All-State recognition 3 times, and was team captain his senior year. Skip was also awarded the Damon O’Neil Alpine Ski Award in 2002. After Kennett, Skip attended Plymouth State University where he was a member of the alpine ski team all 4 years, graduating in 2007. At Plymouth he earned United States Collegiate Ski Association All-American Alpine Skiing recognition in 2005. Prior to returning to Cranmore Skip coached with Waterville Valley 06-07, Colby Sawyer College 07-08, MWVST and Peak Performance Race Camps 08-14. Outside of skiing, Skip works with his dad on building projects, plays softball and kickball, and enjoys time with his dog, Kai.
Sean Shannon, U12 CRT Lead Coach
Bio coming soon.
Jess DiPietro, U10 CRT Lead Coach
Bio coming soon.
Curt Bartlett, U14 CRT Coach
Curt has had many years of experience in ski racing both as a racer and a coach. He is a graduate of Kennett High School, where he was a member of the ski team all 4 years. Curt went on to compete on the ski teams at Western State College and the University of New Hampshire. He is a UNH graduate. Curt has been part of the CRT coaching staff since the 90s and has seen many successful ski racers including his 2 grown sons. In 2002 Curt was named NHARA Coach of the year and went on to represent the US as an alpine coach at the 2002 Topolino Games in Pinzolo, Italy.