14 – 18 July 2014, Coronet Peak Snow Sports NZ is holding a Junior Alpine Development Camp at Coronet Peak from the 14th – 18th July 2014 for Snow Sports NZ registered U14, U16 and First Year FIS athletes.
The camp will run under the guidance of World Cup Alpine Ski Coach, Chris Knight from the USA Alpine Ski Team. The camp will be managed by Snow Sports NZ Alpine Manager Ian Mclean.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris Knight as our host expert coach,” says Ian Mclean. “Chris has a huge amount of experience with the US Ski Team and has coached highly successful athletes such as Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn.”
Chris has coached Mancuso to four Olympic medals, five world championship medals, eight world cup wins and 35 podiums. While, under Chris’s guidance, Lindsey Vonn has secured 59 world cup wins, three Olympic medals and four world championship medals.
In 2012 he coached the US Women’s Speed Team when all six athletes achieved world cup podiums.
Chris has a Masters in Sports Science and offers a wealth of experience having worked in key roles across the sport of alpine ski racing. His resumé includes the positions of Head Coach Combi Team (2012-2013), Combi Coach (2008 – 2011), Head Coach Tech Team (2006-2007) and Assistant Coach to European Cup and World Cup Team (2002 – 2005).
The Snow Sports NZ Junior Development Camp is funded by The Snowvision Foundation, a Charitable Trust which aims to encourage and develop New Zealanders' potential in winter alpine activities.