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Snowboard

Philosophy

We are a community riding mountains. We train, compete, support each other and evolve.  Through our programs we strive to put Snowboarding and our Teammates in a better place. 

Programs

We give every team rider the opportunity to improve their snowboarding skills in a supportive environment that builds character and encourages a life-long passion of snowboarding. We have programs for most riders that will fit into most schedules.


Snowboard Staff

Our staff is our most valuable resource. Their passion for snowboarding and sharing knowledge with the next generation is key to our programs' success. Come 'spin a lap' with the PCSS crew and take your riding to the next level.

Rick Shimpeno

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Rick Shimpeno, originally hailing from North Western Pennsylvania, has been working in the Snowboard world for over 25 years. He has put in time with the Stratton Mountain School, Woodward Camps, and most recently the US Snowboard Team. His passion for Snowboarding is only eclipsed by his desire to share it with others.

Nicholas "Pops" Poplawski

Head Freestyle Coach

"Pops” USSA's 2020 Domestic Coach of the Year, has been coaching since 2005 between Maine, Oregon, and Utah. He is USSA/USASA level 300 certified coach and a frequent guest Coach at US Snowboardings Project Gold Camps. Outside of snowboarding Pops enjoys golf, skateboarding, and has a major Star Wars Problem.

Sam Everett

Head Snowboard Development Coach

Being a native of northeast Ohio with few worthwhile options to ride, I spent my early days riding at Peek'n Peak and Holiday Valley in western New York. Following my first trip to Utah, I moved to Park City in 2010 and began sharing my passion for snowboarding as an instructor. I found my way to the Park City Snowboard Team (now PCSS) in 2016 and doubled down on coaching by working for High Cascade Snowboard Camp in the summer. Sharing my passion with others only inspires me more to be a part of such an extensive community that revolves around creativity and expression. To help pass the summer months, I have taken to skateboarding and golf.