New On Snow Coaches

October 9, 2020
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Welcome to our new coaches! Megan Ahearn, center, will be our new U14 coach; Garrett Lashar, left, will be our new U16 coach; Marisa Hanning, right, will be our new U19 coach.

Here’s a little bit more about them:

A graduate of St. Michael’s College, where she was on the Dean’s List, Megan Ahearn grew up in New Jersey. A USSA Level 100 Alpine Ski Racing Coach, she has worked with youth alpine ski racers during school breaks as a volunteer with the Magic Mountain Alpine Ski Team since 2012. She has also volunteered as a ski racing coach Cochran’s Day Camp. In 2015, she was awarded the Ginny Hunt Athletic Scholarship from the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA). She is also a practicing artist, creating works in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, as well as illustration and photography. You can see her work at Megan Ahearn Art.

Marisa Hanning grew up locally and graduated from the University of Maine in Farmington. She has coached U8, U10, and U14s with the Carrabassett Valley Academy Weekend Program and worked as an assistant Alpine coach with the Division I Bates College ski program. She also worked as a competition program director & marketing team member at the Camden Snow Bowl. A USSA Level 100 Certified coach, she is also earned a certificate for Alpine Operations from UMaine Farmington.

Garrett Lashar was alpine program director at Carrabassett Valley Academy, where he managed a full-time ski academy program and a part-time weekend program for young athletes. Before that, he was Head U16 Coach at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Head Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Coach at Colby-Sawyer College. He has Level 200 USSA Coaching Certification and Level 200 Race Official and Referee Licenses. As an athlete, he was captain of the Plymouth State University Ski Team, receiving the team’s Panther Award.

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