Posts tagged Alpine
Charles (Jet) Robbins

"As a coach at Okemo Mountain School, I particularly love watching the physical and mental growth in our athletes. I started working at OMS in 2013 and have had the pleasure of seeing a number of athletes grow up in our program. It always amazes me to see the change athlete’s undertake from when they start at OMS to senior year. Athletes develop life long relationships with peers, coaches, and teachers; they also cultivate and develop essential skills like time management, communication, and the ability to be resilient in the face of disappointment. OMS is not only a Winter Snow Sports Academy, it is also a place for an athlete to grow and build a solid foundation for future success, no matter where life takes them."  


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KatieFeatured, Coach, Alpine, Strength
Bobby Jones

"I enjoy working with the student-athletes because its both fun and motivating! These kids put in so much time and effort into the sport they love, seeing their hard work pay off is what its all about. Just knowing that you contributed into their success is a great feeling. After all, its all for the kids!"  


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KatieCoach, Alpine
Greg Murray

“I think that OMS prepared me for higher education in a way that’s different than most people. The rigorous training and racing schedule forced me to be efficient with my time, as well as taught me how to manage my time to fit my academics into my daily schedule. I think that a lot of students entering into their freshmen year of college are overwhelmed with the amount of freedom they have and the time management skills that I developed from my time at OMS prepared me for the amount of work that a higher education requires.

I was part of the full winter term throughout high school until I graduated in 2014. I have competed in the MacConnell Division with the Clarkson Alpine Ski Team for two seasons now and finished fourth in the division both seasons. On the national level I’ve had two top twenty finishes in giant slalom. ”


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KatieAlpine, Featured
Courtney Ruggiero

"I feel like OMS prepared me for being out of my comfort zone and finding ways to adapt to new situations. It gave me a great drive and focus in all areas of my life. Ski racing itself is a great way of learning the skill of grit. There is a lot of ‘failure’ in ski racing and learning to deal with that helps you to have resilience and perseverance. There is also a lot of time-management developed through the sport and the school. To be successful you have to be able to balance your academic and athletic schedule while being held accountable to high standards in both fields. There was not a way to ‘slip through the cracks’ in a small school like OMS and therefore, you had to be very focused in order to remain on top of things. All of these skills are integral to being a successful student, teacher, mother, and person in general. I am constantly relying on them and utilizing them in my everyday life."


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KatieAlpine, Featured, Student