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 7-17. 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 concussionSafesport, 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

Specialty: Technique, 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

Board of Directors


Jason Trask

Jill Morelli

Noah Labow

Scott Reeves

Jill Spell

Jason Provencher

Lance Violette

Vanessa Violette