“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
― William Arthur Ward

The professional ski instructors at Nubs Nob Ski School and Race Center have the passion and skill to help anyone learn, and enjoy skiing. The kind, professional staff is a collection of “old” and “new school” talent. From beginners, to park rats Nubs Nob Ski School has you covered.


Kitty Siekmann

Winter Sports School, Nub’s Nob

I have been skiing for 55 years. I have been teaching professionally for 10 years but prior, I taught many family members and friends over the years.  I also had the experience of being assistant coach, and then coach of my high school ski team for 3 years after graduating from high school.

I have numerous favorite and memorable lessons with students from all ages, 2 yrs up to 75 yrs of age. But I do have to say my all time favorite teaching moments are with ladies who are afraid of skiing, either learning to ski or from past bad experiences.

It is so rewarding to introduce skiing to someone and have them feel the freedom that it brings to their life.  To be able to help someone overcome their fears and learn how to ski, to me that’s priceless!



Brian Albrant

Winter Sports School, Nub’s Nob

I’m 36 until dec. 3rd. I learned how to ski at Sugarbush VT. where I grew up and later switched to mostly snowboarding when I was fifteen. I hired in at WSS at Nubs under Scooter in 2002 as a snowboard instructor. Scott then talked me into learning how to ski again so I could teach both sports. So I’ve been teaching snowboarding for 11 years and teaching skiing for 10.

One of my most memorable teaching experience was teaching my girlfriend and her daughter both how to ski five years before we even started dating. That’s neat. Other activities of I enjoy are being a bird hunting guide and fly fishing instructor at Wycamp Lake Club.



Bob Mogford

Winter Sports School, Nub’s Nob

Loves teaching children
Started skiing 1959
10 years of teaching experience
PSI certified Level 1
Level 2 children



Johnathan Barrett

Winter Sports School, Nub’s Nob

Loves teaching Telemark skiing an is skilled in Dynamic parallel technique.


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