Matt Lancaster - Freeski Coach

Matt Lancaster spotting his landing in the JH terrain park.

Lancaster spotting his landing in the JH terrain park.

Matt Lancaster

Blasting in the JH Backcountry.

Blasting in the JH Backcountry.

Matt Lancaster grew up skiing at Hogadon Ski Area in Casper, Wyoming where he taught at the ski school for two years. After graduating from high school he moved to Jackson and found a job as a ski instructor for the Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School. He taught skiing to clients of all ages and abilities specializing in advanced halfpipe, terrain park and all-mountain skills. While instructing for JHMR he received his PSIA and PSIA Park and Pipe level-one certifications. He is currently a certified USSA coach.

After four years in Jackson Matt moved to Vail, Colorado to attend Colorado Mountain College. In Colorado, he was hired to coach big mountain, park, pipe, and mogul skiing for the Ski Club Vail Freestyle Program. After two years in Vail and receiving a degree in Fire Science he was happy to return to life in Jackson Hole.

Matt has been a coach with the JHSC Freeride Program since 2007.  Previously he has been the Head Training Team Coach and the Competition Teams big mtn coach. For 2012/13 Matt is the Head Freeride Ski Coach and will be focusing on coaching the Competition Team’s big mountain skiers. Last winter he finished in fourth and 14th place at two Freesking Competitions and took first place in the amateur class of JHMR’s Dicks Ditch Banked Slalom.

Matt currently spends his summers as a firefighter for Teton Helitack. In addition to skiing and fighting fire, Matt enjoys hunting, traveling, surfing, snowmobiling and all aspects of being outdoors.

TREE JIB!

TREE JIB!