Brad Miller A3, CC3, CS2, TM3Education VP, Section 4 Alpine Rep PSIA-AASI-C
What is your day job?
Winter: Aki instructor/coach and race director Shanty Creek Resort
What are three words that best describe you?
A Member first
What is your home snowsports school?
Shanty Creek Resort
What is your favorite ski destination?
Three way tie — Alta, Mt Bohemia and the North American VASA trail
What has been your best sliding experience to date?
All of them have been great however it is a tie between the first time I skied and the first time my Son and Daughter skied.
How do you spend the offseason? What are your favorite non-sliding activities?
I am a citizen mt bike and road bike racer and love to chill out at the beach with my wife where I write, read and count clouds.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest strengths?
Centrals greatest strength is the membership and member ski schools. They will always be the driving force. I also see our children’s programs as educationally progressive and very well received.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest weaknesses?
membership dissatisfaction with board politics, Ed staff inconsistencies, and emphasis on exams more than education. AKA: A break down in communication.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest opportunity?
The greatest opportunity is to provide programs that answer the members and member ski schools number one question “Why should we belong to PSIA-C These programs should be designed in a collaborative effort that includes members and member snow sport schools.”
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest challenge?
Re building trust with the membership by being responsible and transparent. Member trust of the board is at a very unhealthy level.
I have been involved with the Snowsports industry since 1974. Having grown up and worked in all corners of section four I will represent our section , and all of Central’s members , with hard work , communication and the honesty reflective of Section 4. I will also communicate with members and member Snow sports schools to assure positive results through team work.
1974-1977 – National Ski Patrol Mott Mt
1979-2016 – Instructor/coach
Snow sports director @ Sugar Loaf, Timberlee and
High School Head coach @ Suttons Bay, Traverse
City Central and Traverse City St Francis (member
Of the Michigan HS ski coaches Association Hall of
Past President of the Michigan HS Ski Coaches
Jr. race coached @ Grand Traverse Ski Club (former
Head coach), Holiday Race team (co founder), Nubs
Nob race team and Antrim Ski Academy
Instructed @ Timberlee, Sugar Loaf, Hickory Hills,
Mt Holiday, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Crystal Mt
Shanty Creek resort
Level 2 Alpine 1984
Level 3 Alpine. 1985
Alpine Ed Staff 2004-current (on a leave of absence)
ACE staff – 2008-current
Childrens national task force rep 2013
Level Three Tele – 2014
Nordic Ed staff – 2014 (Tele)
Level Two XC – 2015
Nordic Administrator – 2015
Contributing Writer to Central Line and 32 degrees