Coach Patrick O’Brien

Patrick is in his third year as head coach of SMS Elite Team. He joined the team after racing professionally for the Craftsbury Green Racing Project in Northern Vermont for three years. He graduated from Stratton Mountain School in 2006 and Dartmouth College in 2010 and was the captain of the Dartmouth Ski Team when many of the SMS Elite athletes also skied for the Big Green.

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AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Putney, VT (Putney Ski Club/Stratton Mountain School/Dartmouth College)

FAVORITE RACE VENUE: Silver Star, BC

ON  MY OFF DAYS… I mountain bike (read: bonk)

MY FAVORITE SKI MEMORY: Clipping in and dashing off for a classic ski in perfect tracks.

We’re incredibly proud and grateful to have Pat as our coach and can’t wait for the season ahead with his service!