The Lake Tahoe Ski Club has a rich history of financially supporting the region’s top athletes to help them reach their goals. Many of the country’s top athletes got their start right here in North Lake Tahoe. Whether it’s making the US Olympic Team or competing at the World Cup level or at the highest levels of NCAA competition, we have helped with the funding of many of these talented athletes.
Current team athletes Travis Ganong,Bryce Bennett, AJ Hurt, Garret Driller; current World Cup Racers Mark Engel, Lila Lapanja, and Foreste Peterson; past Olympic athletes Marco Sullivan, Todd Kelly, Bill Hudson, and Bobbie Ormsby, have all benefitted from the financial assistance of the Lake Tahoe Ski Club. But we can’t do it without the generous support of donors like you.
At the elite level these athletes have to travel throughout the US and abroad to compete at the highest levels of national and international competition. And while our annual Asado helps raise most of the funds we pass on to these athletes, we still need your continued support. So, when you’re considering your philanthropic plans please keep the Lake Tahoe Ski Club at the top of your list. Skiing is more than a sport, it’s part of the fabric of who we are as individuals and as a community. Your gifts help keep that dream alive for the next generation of Tahoe Olympians, World Cup Racers, and NCAA stars.
Whether it’s an annual donation or a gift on behalf of a loved one, or as part of gift from a trust or as part of your estate planning; it all helps keep the dream alive. Please consider giving generously to the Lake Tahoe Ski Club.
Board of Directors
- Jo Abbott
- Osvaldo Ancinas
- Aaron Atkins
- Josh Benge
- Dee Dee Driller
- Kurt Engel
- Dean Headley (President)
- Steve Hurt
- Greg Jones
- Todd Kelly
- Vojko Lapanja
- Dave Mercer
- Greg Murtha
- Eric Poulsen
- Jenn Ragan
- Lee Schmidt
- Gail Scoville (Treasurer)
- Marco Sullivan (New Member)
- Larry Young
- Anna Sullivan (Executive Assistant)
Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Jo ski raced in High School. Jo and her husband have one daughter a U18 racing for Squaw Valley Ski Team. Jo comes from 20 years of working in the wine industry, was on the board of Napa Valley Classic for many years and has been the Chairperson of Far West Gala Event for the past three years.
Dee Dee Driller
Kurt, the father of three, has instilled in them his passion for skiing. As the Director of Sugar Bowl’s race department, Kurt prides himself in running one of the best race departments in the Western Region. He has volunteered for several local organizations including the Alpine Meadows Fire Department and Placer Co. Sheriff Nordic Search & Rescue. He is looking forward to being involved with the LTSCF and assisting with the Asado fundraiser.
Greg was a top national and international racer in 1970s—1975: won 3 consecutive Europa Cup races, 1976, World Cup victory at Copper Mtn, rated 6th best overall GS in World, Bronze medal Innsbruck Olympics. 1977-78 US Ski Team. Greg has worked extensively with ski industry in technical development of skis, boots, and bindings. Greg has coached the Lake Tahoe Ski Team at Alpine Meadows and is currently employed by Squaw Valley Ski Team.
Todd was born and raised in Squaw Valley. He grew up racing for the Lake Tahoe Ski Club and is excited to encourage his three children to continue the Kelly family ski racing tradition. He has been in the ski racing community for over thirty years and has been on the coaching / director side since 1994. Todd is excited to contribute to the LTSCF wherever his expertise and energy is needed.
Greg grew up in Darien, Connecticut, graduated from the University of New Hampshire and has spent the last 25 years in the ski business. He & his wife Laura have 3 sons, Dylan (1995), Austin (1998), Garrett (2001). He is a PSIA level 3 certified instructor, and is the Chairman of the Board of Sugar Bowl Ski Team as well as a member of the board of the Sugar Bowl Academy. Additionally he serves on NSAA National Marketing Committee; NLTRA Marketing Committee and is a former President of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a member on both the Snowfest and Excellence in Education boards
Eric is a lifelong Squaw Valley resident and former US and Olympic Ski Team member. Eric is the father of three grown daughters and he participates with several public and private organizations in Squaw Valley as well as former participation with the Far West Ski Association. Eric currently works for Squaw Valley Realty. Eric brings knowledge of the history and relevance of the North Lake Tahoe area and its ties to the ski racing community.
Lee grew up in southern Oregon, where he raced for Southern Oregon State College, National Champions in 1975, 76, and where he was “Skier of the Year” in 1975. Lee is the owner of High Sierra Water Ski School and the head J3 coach for Squaw Valley Ski Team. He is a former program Director and Head Coach at Alpine Meadows since and was Director of Skiing and Coach at Mt Ashland, OR. He is a PSIA Certified Instructor and Level 3 Coach. A member of the Board since 1985, Lee keeps us up-to-date on all the ski team activities, and helps on all fundraising activities.
Gail Scoville (Treasurer)
Born in Visalia, Gail grew up in Burlingame where she attended College of San Mateo. Moved to Tahoe in 1973 and worked for Bank of America in Truckee and Tahoe. Gail and John have twins: Jennifer and Brian. Jennifer was one of our top national competitors. Board member since 1994, and has worked on every fundraiser, chaired the golf tournament and the Asado.
Marco grew up in Tahoe City and started out with the Squaw Valley Ski Team. He raced for the US Ski Team for 17n years, competed in four Olympics, and won a World Cup Downhill and had multiple podiums. He recently retired, but continues to give back to the Ski Racing Community through his speed camps: American Downhiller, and he is also currently coaching the US Mens Speed Team.
Larry is a 33-year Truckee resident and President of Ward-Young Architects. He is a former LTSC member (coached by Osvaldo) and ski raced at the collegiate level at University of Colorado. Larry and his wife Deborah, have two adult children, Brett and Quincy, who were both SVST members from Mighty Mites through JI. Larry hopes to help the LTSCF become financially stronger in order to provide more financial help to local junior ski racers.