Bradford Alpine Race Team
A Team for Racers, Run by Racers
Coaching Philosophy

BART is dedicated to building a solid foundation of skiing skills that will lead to a lifetime of skiing enjoyment. From this foundation and through individual attention, we introduce sound racing technique that builds on a racer's natural skills. Each of our athletes is unique. Our training methodologies are age, skill and ability appropriate to assure learning success. We create a fun, positive and encouraging environment that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence.

Coaching Staff

Tom Busta - Head Coach - Coach Busta is an award winning ski race coach with an unmatched record of success over the the last 21 years. He is currently the Head Coach of the Andover High School ski team. He is a four-time recipient of the Eagle Tribune Coach of the Year award ,a two-time winner of NSSL Coach of the Year and 2010 Boston Globe Coach of the Year.

Eric Jean - Eric is a 15 year veteran instructor at Ski Bradford and holds a PSIA Level 1 certification. An experienced race coach, he has coached at USSA Future Stars, the Junior Olympics and at elite race camps. He has a USSA Level 100 coaching certification.

Will Coleburn - Coach Will has been a ski instructor and trainer for over 25 years. He spent 12 years coaching the Bradford Ski Team J6 team and the last 5 years coaching for BART. Will is a PSIA Level 2 certified instructor with acreditations as a Children's Specialist and in race coaching. He also holds a USSA Level 100 coaching certification.

Chuck Mathison - Chuck is an experienced ski instructor and spent the last several years coaching the Bradford Ski Team J6 squad. For the last 25 years he has entertained skiers throughout New England as the stilt skiing "Uncle Sam."

Neil Faigel - A life ling skier, Neil is an experienced Juniors and Masters racer and race coach. He is a former coach of the Loon Mountain Race Team in New Hampshire.

Jake Willinghurst
- Jake has 35 years of race coaching experience. He raced for UNH and the Peugeot Pro Tour. He is also coaching the Mount Cranmore Race Team.

Julie Markarian - Julie started out racing as a J5 for the Bradford Ski Team, and went on to race for Bishop Fenwick High School (Capt.) and for the University of Rhode Island (Capt.). She has spent the last two years coaching the J5-J3 level racers at BART.

Alex Zahoruiko - Alex has raced and skied his entire life. An accomplished racer, he captained both the North Andover High School and UMASS ski teams. At UMASS he earned All-American honors in both Giant Slalom and Combined.

Dave Sherman - Dave is an experienced ski instructor and has spent years the past 4 years as assistant Coach with Busta and the Andover Ski Team (MA State Champs!), 4 years with the MA STATE HS TEAM (Eastern State Champs) and 20+ years as Alpine Race coach at Loon Mountain. Dave brings knowledge, experience and FUN to our team.

Tyler Monroe- Tyler is a seasoned racer who brings "fresh eyes" and a positive upbeat attitude to BART. A home grown talent, he raced for Bradford Ski team, went on to race for Holderness Academy. Tyler is an MBA student at Northeastern and is currently working in Finance. He is a true speed junkie, aside from Skiing, he races bikes, cars and is an avid runner! He has been a coach for BART for 2 years.

Ryan Hayes
-  Ryan is a experienced high school, college and Masters racer. He captained the Andover High School ski team and was a member of the Division 1 Villanova University ski team. He has also skied for and coached the Killington Ski Team in Vermont.
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