Olympic skier joins Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors

Okemo Mountain School welcomes Julia Ford, member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team, to its Board of Directors. Ford’s roots are grounded in Vermont and Okemo Mountain Resort, where she learned to ski and later attended Okemo Mountain School.

Julia Ford

New board member and former Olympic skier, Julia Ford. (Photo provided)

“We are delighted to have Julia’s enthusiasm and expertise added to our board,” says Mariel Meringolo, head of OMSl. “Julia’s personal athlete experience, as well as her proximity to her experience at OMS will provide valuable insight. Furthermore, Julia is such a strong role model for younger athletes. Her positive demeanor and message are inspiring.”

Ford is committed to giving back and being an active community member even while following the demanding schedule necessary to pursue her ski racing career. In addition to joining the OMS Board of Directors, Ford is also the Snowsports Ambassador for the Holderness School, an ambassador for Youth Enrichment Services  in Boston and involved with the T2 Foundation and Classroom Champions.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors,” says Ford. “OMS was such a large part of my upbringing. I wouldn’t be who I am or have accomplished what I have without OMS. ”

Okemo Mountain School is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic and athletic development of serious snow sports athletes. Student-athletes are given the opportunity to train in alpine ski racing, snowboarding, and freestyle skiing, while pursuing a rigorous course of academic study.

For further information, please contact Mariel Meringolo at mmeringolo@okemomountainschool.org or call (802) 228-1513.

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