Cathy Nagel, at 12 years old Cathy competed in her first Junior National Championships and won that event that year and the next year. She found herself on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She was the youngest skier ever to win the Junior National Downhill Championship; while she was still in high school she was asked to train in Portillo, Chile for the U.S. National A Team; she became a member of the National Team and raced in World Cup Events around the world; she raced for the University of Colorado and in 1968 won 3 gold medals as well as a combined title at the World University Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
Tammy Dix Jensen, member of the U.S. Ski Team; in the 1960’s won the U.S. National Giant Slalom Championships and the North American Giant Slalom Championships; in 1964 she was the first alternate to the 1964 Olympic Alpine Team; is one of 3 women in the world to win the Sun Valley Diamond Sun award.
Craig Kelly, Professional Snowboarder-known as the ‘Godfather of Freeriding’ the best snowboarder of all time; he won 4 World Championships and 3 U.S. Championships between 1978 and 1993; he was the first snowboarder to appear in an Imax Theater; Craig died in an avalanche in 2003 near Revelstoke, British Columbia.
Knut Olberg, 1977-2011, Knut had 8 World Master’s Alpine Championships, France, Italy and Andorra; Several Master’s Alpine National Norwegian, Canadian, and American Championships in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom, 1977-2011; still coaches Master’s racing at Alpental.
Andrew Mclean, ‘the doctor of steep skiing’ in Utah; his book “the Chuting Gallery’ is the bible for hard-core backcountry big mountain skiers in the Wasatch Mountains; before moving to Utah, Andy raced on the Alpental Race Team and skied the Chutes at Alpental; Andy grew up in the Seattle area; his mother taught skiing in the Alpental Ski School for many years.
Tracy McEwan Gibbons, 1985-1988 U.S. Alpine Downhill/Super G Ski Team; 1985 Junior National and Overall Champion; 1986 U.S. Alpine Nor-Am Overall Downhill Champion; 1991 World University Games, Silver Medal, Downhill; 1993 World University Games Participant and U.S. Team Captain; 1997-2012 Whistler, Peak to Valley Champion 6 times; 1992-2012 Director of Women’s Specific Ski Clinics, Crystal Mountain; Tracy is currently owner of Sturtevant’s Sports in Bellevue.
Keith Thompson, 1989-2012 multiple U.S. Master’s Alpine National Ski Championships, Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom; Overall International FIS Masters Champion, Valle Navado, Chili.
Alan Lauba, 1981-1987 was a member of the U.S. National Alpine Ski Team; in 1984 he won the North American Downhill Championships; in 1986 he was a member of the World Championship Team; he is presently Director of the Crystal Mountain Jr. Race Team.
Vanessa Berther, U.S. National Alpine Ski Team; presently racing for the University of Alaska; trained locally with the Team Alpental Snoqualmie Race Team.
Anna Mounsey, U.S. National C Team (Speed Team), 2013; trained locally with Team Alpental Snoqualmie Race Team.