AVSC doesn’t confine its athletes to one section of the ski hill, either. With “access to some of the best skiing” on four different mountains, and resort managers who “encourage us to go fast, take chances, free ski, bomb, jump, ski powder, shred moguls, and ski in trees — that’s a unique aspect to AVSC,” he adds.
That philosophy works well for free-spirited Volckhausen, a lifetime valley local and unabashed enthusiast for the ski lifestyle (his Instagram description reads “second-generation ski bum”) who is well loved in his job.
“One reason I ski coach is I firmly believe these athletes are the future,” he says. “They’re on their way to the Olympic Games and World Cup podiums. And I love seeing them develop and becoming part of that.”