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Team Summit brings on hall-of-famer Aldo Radamus as new alpine ability director

Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame inductee Aldo Radamus will serve as Team Summit Colorado's "alpine ability director" this 2018-19 winter season after previously coaching for the U.S. Ski Team, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Team Summit Colorado has tapped a member of the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame as its new alpine ability director.

The well-travelled Aldo Radamus will join the local youth winter sport program's leadership team in time for the 2018-19 winter season.

Radamus has an extensive history in the state's youth winter sports community as a sport developer, having spent 14 years as the executive director at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. At the club, Radamus developed a coaching staff that became known as a world leader in developing ski and snowboard competitors.

In the time since, Radamus has worked as the managing director of the Americas for the premium cycling clothing company ASSOS of Switzerland.

"It is a great pleasure to join Team Summit Colorado and support each one of our athletes in pursuit of their personal podiums in academics, life skills and sport," Radamus said. "I look forward to meeting members of the community, sharing our passion for ski racing and working together to realize individual and organizational potential in the years to come."

Over the course of his career, Radamus has served many roles with the United States Ski Team, including head women's tech coach, head men's tech coach, alpine development head coach and alpine development director. Radamus has also worked as the alpine program director and men's head coach at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

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The program's hoping hiring Radamus helps it become a world leader in alpine race training. Radamus is already coaching Team Summit's alpine athletes at the under-16 level up through its post-graduate programs.

"I can't think of anybody with more knowledge and experience in developing ski racers from the club level to the World Cup," said C.B. Bechtel, Team Summit's executive director. "It is exciting for Aldo to join us as we unleash all the potential Team Summit has with our incredible resort partners and community support."

Born in Argentina to Estonian parents, Radamus moved to Minnesota with his family at the age of 7, where he fell in love with winter sports. He then competed as an amateur and professional ski racer before becoming a coach in 1979. He went on to coach at Ski Club Vail in the early 1980s, where he met his wife Sara, before moving on to the Steamboat Spring Winter Sports Club, and then the U.S. Ski Team, before returning to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.

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