Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) just announced it has hired its next Executive Director, Kirk Dwyer. Kirk will assume this role in June 2016, after serving out his 16th year as Headmaster of Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vermont. Aldo Radamus will continue to serve as SSCV Executive Director throughout the upcoming season.
Kirk has been the Headmaster of Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) for 15 years. During that time he led BMA to become one of the premier snow sport academies in the country. In addition to ensuring that the academic and snow sport programs ran smoothly at BMA, Kirk also coached athletes throughout his tenure, helping many of them attain the highest level of success in the sport. Notably, Kirk was Mikaela Shiffrin’s primary coach during her time at BMA.
Prior to arriving at BMA, Kirk served in several capacities at Green Mountain Valley School over his 25 years there as Assistant Headmaster, Head Women’s Coach, Head Men’s Coach, and Head Alpine Coach as well as an English, humanities, and economics teacher.
Kirk was recognized as the USSA Domestic Coach of the Year in 1989 and also holds an International coaches’ certification. Kirk was also involved in the broader snow sports community as past chairman of the USSA Eastern Development Committee, National Development Committee, and Eastern Alpine Competition Committee. His is currently a member of the VARA Board and the Eastern ACC Executive Committee.
Kirk and his wife, Robin, have a 17-year-old son, Chase, who will be a senior at BMA.
SSCV Board of Trustees Chair Glenn Davis shared, “There are many outstanding qualities that position Kirk to lead Ski & Snowboard Club Vail through its next phase of development. We are thrilled to have a person of Kirk’s experience and stature step in as the next leader of SSCV.”
Aldo Radamus, SSCV Executive Director, stated, “Kirk is one of the most highly regarded professionals in ski racing. Whether at Green Mt. Valley School or now at Burke Mountain Academy, Kirk has spent his career helping young men and women reach for their dreams.”
“I’m certain that Kirk will continue the more than 50 year legacy of excellence at SSCV and that the club and Vail Valley will be as supportive and provide as much fulfillment to he and his family as my family and I have been blessed with over the past 13 years.”
“I look forward to welcoming Kirk and his family to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, introducing him to our community and working together for a seamless transition of leadership.”
Kirk Dwyer shared, “I am honored to have been selected to be the next executive director at SSCV. I have great personal respect for Aldo and all he has accomplished, the strength of the multiple core snow sports, and the outstanding people involved. SSCV is recognized on a frequent basis by USSA for its excellence as a club and the individual sports. There are great opportunities for the future with the excellent academic programs in place, the Minturn Fitness Center, and the resources provided by Vail Resorts. The planned expansion of Gold Peak will allow for pre-eminence in on-snow training fundamental to future growth and achievement. I am excited by the opportunity to work with the board, staff, athletes and parents of SSCV. We look forward to living in the Vail Valley and becoming part of the community.”