SPONSORS: Telluride ski resort
Georgie Leel has been an intergral TEAM rider in the Telluride GHOSTRIDERS since 2006 and is also the Ghostriders president and general manager. Georgie's accolades and experience as a competitor and judge have few peers
APSI Trainer/ Examiner
APSI Technical manual contributer APSI level 4 Instructor
SSA coaching Trainer
CSCF Level 2 Race Coach
5 podiums in the world synchro championships
1st place 2016 synchro world championships
Powder 8s competitor 2013
I have been living the professional ski life for 20 yrs and I have skied all over the world until finally landing in telluride where i was able to join the ghostriders 4+ yrs ago. What i love about being a ghostrider is that this has been the longest time skiing with always the same people, and it really has helped us to ski better each time we compete or try something new and help the local children.
SPONSORS: Head Skis, Bootdoctors, Stalk It Skis
Peter Steiner is a professional of the highest calibre and has guided and competed in far flung ski countries and ski towns as Whistler, Canada, St Moritz Switzerland, Courchevel France, and the famous Arlberg region in Austria. His passion and skills and longevity are legendary.
- Fully Qualified Australian and Austrian Certfication
- 11 years participating in "the snow must go" synchro ski competition, St Anton, Austria
- 7 years competing in the World Synchro championships
- 2 years competing in the Powder 8s championship
- Participant in the Falls Creek ski spectacular, Australia synchro ski show
- Instructor/ Trainer in Falls Creek Australia, and Telluride USA
- 4 podiums and a 1st place in the World synchro Championships
Matt has grown up skiing in North Conway, NH and this is where Matts passion of skiing begun.
Matt begun skiing in Telluride in 1995 and has been skiing and competing for the last 21 years, his skills improving immensely with the rigorous and intense training that competing at this level demand. Matt has also been the team captain for the last 8 years.
- PSIA level 3 Instructor
- Various podiums in the world synchro championships
- 1st place World SYNCHRO Champ
SPONSORS: Christie Sports, Stalk It Skis
Kim Macken began his career in Kirchdorf, Austria in 1993 and has steadily gained more and more experience in both Austria and Australia before establishing himself in Telluride USA in 2006 to follow his passion for SYCHRO skiing and one day becoming World SYNCHRO Champs!
Kim Macken has established himself as a top pro in the ski industry. Kim has also coached the Perisher Alpine Junior Alpine Squad for 3 years and also Coached The Perisher Masters Program for 5 years
- Level 3 PSIA Cerification
- 5 Years Perisher Masters Program Coach
- 3 years Coach Alpine Junior Development Squad, Perisher Australia
- Trainer, Telluride Ski Resort USA
- 9 Years competing in the World SYNCHRO Championships
>> - 4 Podiums and Current World SYCHRO Champ
Nev Leel has been a member of the Ghostriders Synchronized Ski Team since 2004 and has competed in the World SYNCHRO Champs and the USA Powder 8s on numerous occasions.
Nev is also the creative mind behind The Telluride Ghostriders SYNCHRO Team and is the Head Choreographer and puts in many hours working on complex and highly technical routines as well as being an integral team member.
Nev describes the routines like an NFL playbook where each member of the tream has a very specific role in making it a success.
2016 1st place World SYNCHRO Championships
2015, 2014,2013, 2004 - Second Place - 2010- 3rd place
- USA Powder8s Championships, 2012, 13 -9th place
SPONSORS: Telluride Sports
Shayne Marion has been competing in many disciplines for many years and has been a Ghostriders team member for over 10 years.
As well as working on the SYNCHRO elements Shayne dedicates much time in the race course to shave that 100hundred of a second off his time to give Team Telluride an advantage.
- APSI level 4 Certifiction
- Level 2 CSIA race coach - 4 Podiums and Current World SYNCHRO Champ.
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
- 2 nd place Battle of the ski school Vail USA
- 10 years competing in the World SYNCHRO Champs
- 4 Podiums and current World SYNCHRO Champ
I am their photographer /videographer, and general support crew... I have been with the ghost riders as their photographer since 2009. I also worked as a photographer professionally in the Australian alps for 10 years. I love being a part of the team and being out on the mtn for the beautiful Telluride mornings, even the really cold ones! This group of people are my friends as well as teammates and im so pleased to be able to offer my assistance and support. Go Telluride Ghostriders!
SPONSORS: Dyanstar Skis, Lange ski Boots, Kerma Poles, Anton Eye Wear
Frankie Zampini has joined the Telluride Ghostriders in the last 2 years and has jumped into a world championship outfit, what a time to join the team
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
- PSIA Level 3 Certified
- AADIDES Level 2
- USA Powder 8s 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
- 2 Years in the Telluride Ghostriders Team, achieving a 2nd and 1st pace
Mike has been skiing for the last 23 years in Australia, Austria and Canada and is incredibly passionate about the career he loves.Mike has both coached the Telluride Ghostriders and participated in the team in their world championships year.
- APSI level 4
- AASI level 1
- 1 year head coach of the Telluride Ghostriders
- 3 podium finishes including 1st place in the 2016 World synchro Championships