|Ross Powers, Snowboarding Program Director
Ross, an alumnus of the SMS Class of 1997, returned to Stratton with more than a decade of experience competing at the highest levels of worldwide competition. He is one of the most highly profiled figures in the history of the Halfpipe snowboard circuit.
As a student at SMS, Powers captured the Gold Medal at the 1996 FIS Snowboarding World Championship in Lienz, Austria. Two years later at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Powers earned a Bronze medal for his performance in the Halfpipe. At the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, he led the historic sweep by the US Men’s Snowboarding Team and stood atop the podium as the Gold Medalist.