Eric Johnstone: Director of Mountain Operations
EJ has a long history in the Colorado Ski Industry.
Head of Vehicle Maintenance, Slope Preparation, and Snowmaking – Loveland Ski Area
October 2007 – July 2012
In charge of assembling crews and materials for injection efforts at Loveland Nor-ams.
Participated in course preparation at 2010 Whistler Olympic Games.
Helped facilitate post season training with addition of salt spreader.
EJ is an integral part of our staff and the primary reason why our surface is always World-Class.
Petter Brenna: Alpine Program Director & Head Coach
Born and raised in Oslo, Norway
Head Coach – Front Range Ski Club
2000-2008 Norwegian national team
2006-2007 4 World Cup starts and Norwegian National Champion
2008-2011 University of New Mexico Ski Team
2011-2012 Westminster College Ski Team
2008-2012 14 NCAA regular season wins
I believe in grabbing opportunities and making the best out of every day. I think people need to venture outside their comfort zone to grow. I have made many choices during my life that put me far outside my comfort zone, but almost every time I come out of it with a positive experience a newfound strength. I also believe in putting life in perspective from time to time. Way to often I find myself stressing or worrying about things that are not that important. By putting my life into perspective, it helps me re-focus and remember to see what really is important in my life.
Why Front Range Ski Club and Echo Mt:
I’ve decided to start a new chapter in my life. I want to pass my knowledge to younger athletes and Echo Mt will the perfect place to let that happen. I see skiing from a different perspective and angle than the “average” ski coach and I can utilize my skills as a ski coach to the max in Echo Mountain.
Front Range Ski Club is the most exciting thing that is happening in ski racing now and I want to be a part of this as a full time coach and as a FRSC athlete. My intentions are to create the top juniors in the nation and the world as well as ski for Norway in the next Olympics.
Broc Thompson: Event’s Director & Master’s Head Coach
Broc Thompson grew up ski racing in Northern Minnesota. He went on to race for the Colorado School of Mines, graduating in 1992. Broc then took a hiatus from ski racing to bike race for thirteen years, and excelled to Category 1 on the track, earning multiple podium finishes in National competitions. Broc then returned to ski racing and now dominates the USSA Masters ski racing circuit. In 2012, he won the Masters World Championships in the Slalom and took silver in the Super Giant Slalom. Broc continues to compete in FIS level races. Broc is a true student of the sport and loves to coach, watch, and talk ski racing. He was the head coach in the Eldora Masters ski racing program for the past six years and also has also coached in the Loveland Ski Racing Club program.