THE TEAM

Kim Macken

Hometown: Currarong, NSW, Australia

Years Teaching: 27

Years as a Ghostrider: 12

Certifications: PSIA Level 3, Australian Level 3, Austrian Level 1

Sponsor: Christy Sports

Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? I love the thrill of skiing in formation while focusing on technique and precision. I enjoy the fun we have as a team and the camaraderie we share when competing.

Member of the 1st Place Telluride Ghostriders at the 2016 Aspen World Synchro Championship

Matt Fraiser
 
​​ Hometown: Conway, New Hampshire
Years Teaching: 28
Years as a Ghostrider: 19
Certifications: PSIA Level 3
Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? Synchronized skiing is the perfect outlet for our technical understanding and finding the team camaraderie in an otherwise individual sport. I love it! 
Member of the 1st Place Telluride Ghostriders at the 2016 Aspen World Synchro Championship
Peter Steiner
Hometown: Falls Creek, Australia
Years Teaching: 37 years teaching and a staggering 73 seasons of back-to-back winters
Years as a Ghostrider: 10 action packed years
Certifications: full cert Austrian, full cert Australian
Sponsors: "Rad" gloves, "Stalk It" skis
Why do you like skiing with the Ghostriders? The fun and camaraderie that synchro skiing brings motivates me to train and compete at this level.
Member of the 1st Place Telluride Ghostriders at the 2016 Aspen World Synchro Championship
 
John Balmain


 NATIONALITY: Australia
 SPONSORS: Rossignol Skis and Boots
   John Balmain has been competing in the world SYNCHRO Championships since its inception in 1998 while competing for the Aspen Snowmass demo team. Since then John has been Competing with the Telluride Ghostriders from 2007 to the present and is the Ghostriders mister versatile, competing in both GS race discipline and moguls.
 -   1997 Alpine level 3 Certification
 -   2011 RMT Trainer Certification
 -   3rd place battle of the ski schools, Vail USA
 -   2nd place Battle of the ski school Vail USA
 -   14 years competing in the World SYNCHRO Champs
 -   4 Podiums and 2016 World SYNCHRO Champion!

 

Frankie Zampini

​​NATIONALITY: Argentina
SPONSORS:  Dyanstar Skis, Lange ski Boots, Kerma Poles, Anton Eye Wear
Frankie's love affair with skiing comes from his desire to learn and compete and set goals all along his journey to becoming SYNCHRO World Champ.
  Frankie's passion to do anything competitive within the team has him competing in GS, Powder 8s and of course SYNCHRO Skiing.
 -   PSIA Rocky Mountain              Trainer/Examiner
 -   PSIA Level 3 Certified
 -   AADIDES Level 2
 -   USA Powder 8's competition 2012, 13
 -  Southern SYNCHRO ski team competitor 2012, 13, 14
 -   Champion winning GS racer including Nastar Platinum results
 -   South American race series with various podiums and 1st pace in the AMSKI-EL, Argentina
-   5 Years in the Telluride Ghostriders Team, achieving a 2nd and 1st pace at the 2016 World Synchro Championships held in Aspen!

 

Logan Lanier

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

Years Teaching: 4

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level 2

Years on Telluride Ghostriders: 2

Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? I love the team atmosphere with the Telluride Ghostriders. It is such a privilege to compete with these skiers and bring our personal skiing to such a grand stage.

Tim Hartmuller

Hometown: Durango, CO

Years Teaching: 10

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level 3

Years on Telluride Ghostriders: 1

Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? It's fun to ski with talented and motivated instructors and to push ourselves to be our best. 

Ty Jensen (“TJ”)

Hometown: North Beach, Maryland

Years Teaching: 8

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level 2, AASI Snowboard Level 2

Years on Telluride Ghostriders: 2

Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? I love nerding out with my friends while skiing and being one of the first people on the mountain.

Hayley Turner

 

Hometown: San Diego, California

Years Teaching: 5

Certifications: PSIA Alpine Level 2

Years on Telluride Ghostriders: 2

Why do you like skiing with the Telluride Ghostriders? I love skiing with the Ghostriders because I get to be on a team that pushes and supports my career. Being able to work towards a common goal with my teammates is extremely rewarding!

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970-708-1907

Contact us: 

PO Box 296, CO 81435