The UVM Ski & Snowboard Club (UVMSSC) is a non-competitive, non-profit, student run organization dedicated to bringing together UVM's winter sports community and making skiing and snowboarding more accessible to UVM students. We work to encourage the already popular winter sports culture at UVM by providing discount season passes, free shuttles to the mountains, on/off-campus skiing and snowboarding film premieres and other events, group trips around the world, cheap trips around the Northeast, discounts to local businesses, proforms direct from manufacturers, and include some pretty sweet t-shirts with membership.
UVMSSC is the largest collegiate ski and snowboard club in the U.S. Our mission is to provide the UVM skiers and snowboarders with the opportunity to foster and develop relationships with the greater ski and snowboard community of Northern VT. This includes individual club members, ski resorts, sport shops, and national sponsors. It is our purpose to provide a framework by which all of these establishments can meld and become incorporated into an epic community of winter sport enthusiasts.
Known across campus for his dashing good looks and flowy mane that rivals Danny Davis, Gabe runs our club. On powder days, he is often really sick with a cold and in a deep NyQuil sleep. He is rumored to be able to eat two hot dogs (bun included) in just a few bites and shotgun a beverage immediately after. Gabe wakes up in the morning and prays to his lord and savior, Tom Brady, and is still waiting on Trolli gummy worms to sponsor him.
Many would never guess that SSC Treasurer Hugo Rapp was born in the Upper East Side of NYC, nor that he grew up in the skiing epicenter of Tampa, FL. If his blonde hair, blue eyes, and involvement with the UVM Freeski Team doesn’t swoon you enough, the kid plays the bass in a band. Can you say, multi-talented? If you want to win him over, put on a classic 2000s hits playlist or “Kill the Lights” and you’ll be set. Also, if you're looking for Hugo after 5 pm on a Thursday, he’s definitely on the third floor of the library..
Resort and Pass Sales Coordinator
Charlotte is the lady who ensures SSC gets all of our rad discounted passes to Vermont’s resorts every year. Charlotte is returning to us from a semester abroad in New Zealand, and she would like to let everyone know that while she was away she missed her dog Piper even more than her boyfriend. As a young 18 year old, she made the extremely logical decision to leave Jackson Hole’s powder for some good ole' east coast ice ripping, but quickly found out that east coasters do not share her affinity for country music.
Simply put, SSC would not keep its wheels churning without our Club Mom, Maria. She’s always taking care of us, with everything from steering us away from poor decisions to making sure the Clubhaus is open and ready for any questions. Don’t let that sweet cherub smile fool you: the girl knows how to get sh*t done. Fun facts: Maria is fluent in Russian, and she spent her summer studying her butt off and hitching free boat rides from strangers on Lake Champlain.
Lindsay is the queen of design for all things SSC, including our awesome membership t-shirts and sweatshirts. She is known for her frequent references to The Grinch and her impeccable ability to get low on the dance floor at all times, often with Kyle. Rumor has it that Lindsay’s toes are just as nimble and functional as her fingers when it comes to operating motor vehicles and editing photos.
Snowboard Sponsorship Manager
The one and only Kyle King coordinates our snowboard sponsorships and is super good at sending professional emails. He is the kid who made checkered van slip-ons and long, silky hair cool again. If he’s not skating at the Waterfront or riding at Bush, he’s probably really hungry and mooching off of you to buy him food. If you see him lurking near the register at New World Tortilla, please just do us all a favor and buy him a Vera Cruz burrito so we don’t have to.
Oooooh baby, the Feisty Mamacita herself. You may know her for mispronouncing names and trying to rope you into helping shovel for the rail jam, but Cian puts her heart and soul into each one of SSC’s rad events. Learning from the legend and her predecessor Allison Larew, Cian hits the dab at all times and will give a load of grief to anything and everything with a heartbeat. Fun fact: You can steal her heart with a Moe’s burrito.
Director of Communications
Hailing from the great southwest state of New Mexico (no, she has not visited the Breaking Bad Trailer and yes, there are real mountains and snow there!), Greta is in charge of spamming you all with emails and updating the SSC blog. G is always down for an adventure and is probably finding her way up some mountain if she’s not ripping down it. She is known for her plethora of dad jokes, puns, love for tacos, and terrible depth perception.
Director of Social Media
Jimmy is responsible for bringing the stoke of SSC to all of our social media platforms. If there’s one thing Jimmy loves more than skiing, it’s Corporate America. The kid can sport a pair of trendy glasses better than anyone, and he will charm you with his unexpected humor and beaming smile. You can often find him in Kalkin Hall crunching numbers or walking around campus with his other half, Tucker.
Photography and Cinematography
Tucker is taking on our filming and photos this year and will be responsible for recording all of the shenanigans and shredding of the rail jam, ski trips, and more. Tucker’s definitive ranking of things he loves is: his BMW wagon, his quiver, and an entire collection of vintage fancy cars he will probably never own. Tucker will whisper sweet, sweet nothings about cinematography and photography into your ear all night long if you let him: just ask Jimmy.
Assistant Pass Sales Coordinator
Austin works with Charlotte on coordinating our passes to the various mountains in Vermont each year. Introducing himself with the nickname “OG,” Austin knows how to live up to the name: he is always dressed to impress and is a man with a plan at all times.
Trips and Transportation
Tom is filling the shoes of our president, Gabe Bresnahan, in coordinating our trips and transportation for the year, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the table. He is also a member of the UVM Club Alpine Team, so the kid knows how to go fast...if you know what we mean.
Ski Sponsorship Manager
Calvin is responsible for all of our amazing ski sponsorships. The kid is quiet as a mouse but will catch you off-guard with the drop of a hat (or, in his case, his clothes, while dancing to the sweet sweet melody of “Free Tibet”). Not only does Calvin know a thing or two about ripping powder in the backcountry, but the kid can MOVE. When he’s not skiing, Calvin is fly fishing or making friends with random wildlife he meets in the mountains. Our biggest question for Calvin: Will he be able to carry out the Testa Report legacy?