Gregory Dixon
Telemark Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Mt Bachelor, Oregon

What other occupations are you involved in?

Bike guiding and instruction.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I’ve learned a ton this year working with some really gifted trainers at Bachelor. Most notably, how to build connections, deliver meaningful – and useful – feedback, and how to serve as a mentor.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Managing and leading. As the training director for Mt. Bachelor’s Ski and Ride School, I get a lot of practice building our clinic leading staff.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-certified Alpine Level III, Telemark Level III, Cross Country Level I, Snowboard Level I. Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1. Professional Mountain Bikers Association Certified.

Keith Rodney

Keith Rodney

Where is your home mountain?

Mount Snow, Vermont

What other occupations are you involved in?

Custom cabinets, furniture and home restoration.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

When I started instructing, I had young student who lost a ski when he fell over. Watching the ski travel downhill, I noticed his boot was still attached. When I looked back at my student, he had a ski boot on one foot and a sneaker on the other. Lesson learned: Always look at my student’s gear.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Coaching high performance telemark skiing specializing in racing, children’s education, personal focus on entry level teaching to ignite the stoke for students.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

Alpine Level III, Telemark Level III, Cross Country Level I, Snowboard Level I. Children’s Specialist 2.

Is there anything we missed asking? 

The best thing I have to share is my passion for teaching and for sliding on snow.

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Where is your home mountain?

Winter Park, Colorado

What other occupations are you involved in?

Resort rentals and management.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

In grad school, one of the lessons I learned inspired me to pursue ski instruction as a career. Over the first 12 weeks of a course, the professor showed the class the value in “quality of work life” programs. Then, in one session, he demolished the idea and redirected us to an understanding of finding value in a profession. The lesson showed me I wanted to teach skiing at Winter Park.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Telemark skiing. I also have a B.S in Physical Education and a M.S. in Recreation Education.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-certified Alpine Level III and Telemark Level III, and Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials.