Green Mountain Academy is a premier snowboard and freeski training club in northern Vermont. We are a non-profit organization committed to developing a world class training environment for snowboard and freeski athletes age 6-17. Our programs are designed to evolve with individual athlete's needs while teaching strong moral, social, and environmental values. Our skill based training system provides a clear path for development under the watchful eye of our expert coaches. All GMA coaches are US Ski&Snowboard registered witch requires background checks, CDC concussion, Safesport, and CPR/AED certifications

Our mission is to empower the next generation of snowboard and freeski athletes to positively influence the community and culture of our sports.



Noah Labow

Executive Director/ Freeskiing Head Coach

Years skiing: 36

Years coaching: 17

Where: SNSC Freeski head coach 2002/2003 and 2005/2006, CVA Freeskiing competition coach 2006-2011,

UVM Freeski Team Manager/Head coach 2010-2018, GMTC Trampoline/Parkour coach, Founder/ Coach @Elevate Movement Collective

Coaching certification: USASA/US Ski and Snowboard  Level 300 Freeskiing, Level 200 Aerials/Moguls, IFSA Level 100, WFPF 200

Competition experience: USSA Alpine racing 1992-1998, NAC Div.III Soccer 2000-2003, Pro-Am Moguls, Big Air, Half Pipe, and Extreme competitions 1997-2006, USASA HalfPipe 2002-2006, USSA Halfpipe 2003-2005, Season 5 American Ninja Warrior

Specialty: Air awareness, Trampoline, Parkour, Slopestyle, Rails, HalfPipe, Freeride, Moguls

George Coultas

Snowboard Head Competition Coach

Years snowboarding: 20

Years coaching: 7

Where: MMSC snowboard coach 2011/2012, GMTC trampoline coach 2011-2018, GMA snowboard coach 2015-present, Founder/Coach Elevate Movement Collective

Coaching certification: USASA/US Ski and Snowboard level 300

Specialty: Air awareness, Trampoline progression, Slopestyle, Rails, Half Pipe

Mike Brainard

Weekend programs manager and Snowboard Coach

Years snowboarding: 17

Years coaching: 10

Where: Smugglers' Notch Resort 2012-present, Treble Cone, NZ summer 2015

Coaching certification: US Ski&Snowboard registered, AASI level 3, USASA snowboard level 200

Specialty: Children's fundamentals, SBX, GS, slalom, freeride

Hannah Doan

Freeski Coach

Years skiing: 26

Years coaching: 6

Where: Team Park City United - 2012-2015, Northwood School - 2015-2018


Coaching certification: US SKi&Snowboard level 100, moguls


Competition experience: USSA moguls, halfpipe, slopestyle 2005-2010

-USSA Junior Olympics - 1st, halfpipe, 2008/ 3rd halfpipe 2009

-USSA National Championships competitior 2006-2009

-FIS World Cup competitior, halfpipe - 2008-2009

-top 10 FIS ranking for halfpipe in 2009


Specialty: Fundamentals, All-mountain, Slopestyle, Halfpipe

Jacob Pratt

Freeski Coach

Years skiing: 17

Years coaching: 3

Where: SNSC + GMFC

Coaching certification: US Ski&Snowboard registered, USASA 100 + IFSA L100

Competition experience: 5 time USASA Nationals, 3rd overall 2017 USASA Nationals, 6 years competition Ski The East, 3 yrs IFSA western events

SpecialtyTechnique, Big Mountain, Slopestyle.

Jeff Neagle

Freeski Coach

Years skiing: 31

Years coaching: 5

Where:  Ski Future 2011-2013, GMA 2016-Present

Coaching certification: US Ski&Snowboard regisered, USASA Ski level 100

Specialty: Slopestyle, Rails

Competition experience: Over 10 years of Slopestyle, Big Air, and Rail Jam competition experience
2009 USASA Northern Vermont Open Class Champion
AFP Ranked Slopestyle Skier in Gold and Platinum Level Events 2010-2013

James Coultas

Snowboard Coach

Years snowboarding: 19

Years coaching: 7

Where: Smugglers' Notch Resort 2010 to present, Mammoth 2014-2017, GMA 2017 - Present

Coaching certification: US Ski&Snowboard registered, AASI level 1, USASA level 100

Specialty: Fun, Slopestyle, Big mountain

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GMA Board of Directors

Jason Trask

Jill Morelli

Noah Labow

Scott Reeves

Jill Spell

Jason Provencher

Lance Violette

Vanessa Violette

Non-discrimination Policy

***Green Mountain Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.***

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