Editors note: This is a weekly column highlighting our ski coaches from around the country including elite coaches, college coaches, high school coaches, volunteer coaches, and learn-to-ski coaches. This is an effort to sample a diverse group of coaches and recognize the people who are the backbone of today’s skiers. If you would like to nominate a coach for an interview, please email email@example.com . Please give coach’s name, email, phone, and a small paragraph describing the nominee. The more diverse, the better.
Rick Kapala is Program Director and Head Nordic Coach for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) Cross Country Ski Team. Rick has been ski coaching for over twenty years. He has been with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation since 1987 and has built that program into a successful model for ski clubs around the country.