At National Alpine Ski Camp, our entire staff has a life long dedication and commitment to outdoor sports and the instruction of young people. All NASC coaches are athlete-centered and have been trained to quickly identify each athlete’s motivation, understanding, and movements. Our ski camp coaches can then custom tailor a program to facilitate each athlete’s individual needs. We coach using body-part-specific and skill-specific feedback.We are proud of our 6-to-1 athlete-to-coach ratio.

Get to know our impressive staff below.


Brad Alire

Ski Camp Director / Coach

  • US Ski Team World Cup Coach
  • Head Coach NASC – 30 years
  • Fully Certified Examiner, Rocky Mountain Region
  • 30 years coaching USSA and FIS level Racers.
  • Lifelong commitment to the ski industry
  • Ski Resort Management Degree
  • Ski Magazine’s “Top 100 instructors in North America” 2002,2003,2004
  • Lives and works in Telluride, Colorado
  • Bio-mechanical analysis expert
  • NASC Owner/Operator
  • Was in Socchi Russia in 2014

Van Brassington

Head Ski Camp Coach

  • Head Coach – National Alpine Ski Camp
  • PNSA Masters racer
  • 12 years K2 Western Region competition representative
  • White Pass Ski Team USSA AND FIS Level Coach
  • Tech Boot fitter and Ski tuner. Tunes and fits boots for past and present
  • US Ski Team members and all NASC athlete
  • Tuned more skis for more elite athletes than anyone on Mt. Hood
  • 24 seasons on Mt. Hood Surface preparation expert
  • NASC house monitor and counselor

Barry Galvin

Ski Camp Technical Director

  • Giant Slalom and Overall Nor – Am Champion 1989
  • Stratton Mountain School
  • 15 years coaching experience
  • Kite board and windsurfing expert instructor
  • Technical/ Volkl Sales representative
  • NASC house monitor and counselor

Christian Prellwitz

Ski Camp Coach

  • Climbing specialist
  • US National Team Hockey Player
  • Fully Certified Rocky Mountain region
  • NASC house monitor and counselor
  • Children’s specialist

Nicole Taylor “Coco”

Ski Camp Coach

  • Born and raised in Windham, NH
  • 14 Years of racing experience
  • 8 Years of NASC experience
  • Waterville Valley Academy alumnus
  • Currently competing on Colby-Sawyer College Division 1 carnival team

Megan McDonald

Ski Camp Coach

  • Coach for Alta Youth Race Team and Certified Ski Instructor at Alf Engen Ski School Alta, Ut 2012-2014
  • NASC Coach Fall Race Camp 2011-2013
  • Assistant Coach Timberline Summer Ski Camp 2011
  • Coach Mt. Ashland Racing Association 2010-2011
  • Coach Ashland High School Ski Team 2009
  • Coach Medford High School Ski Team 2008
  • B.S. Health Promotion and Physical Education
  • Southern Oregon University 2010



Shawn Darris

Ski Camp Coach

  • Level 300 coach
  • Climbing guide/instructor
  • 25 years coaching on Mt. Hood