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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Director Jesse Hunt resigns

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced yesterday that Alpine Director Jesse Hunt has stepped down from his role with the organization.

“Jesse has been an important leader of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for many years and has left a lasting impact on our athletes, coaches and programs,” CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said. “During his two stints with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, he led the alpine program to great success, including 13 Olympic medals and 26 World Championship medals. We thank Jesse for his long commitment to the organization and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Hunt has fulfilled the position since 2018, concluding his second tenure within the role as he also stepped down from the same position in 2009 after 16 years with the organization. While his previous tenure was perhaps the most successful, producing 12 Olympic medals and 18 World Championship medals, this recent job departure follows one of the worst Olympic performances as the team only secured a single medal, their worst production since 1998.

While Hunt has already stated his resignation, a U.S. Ski and Snowboard representative informed skiracing.com that Hunt has been “offered to stay on until July 1 to ensure we have a smooth transition,”.

With Hunt’s departure, U.S. Ski and Snowboard is currently looking to fulfill the role, as well as the Chief of Sport position, as illustrated by the listing on their job board.

“U.S. Ski & Snowboard is recruiting for the position of Alpine Director. The Alpine Director is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy and culture from development to elite to take USSS to the next level of success during this next cycle and beyond. This will be done by working to provide the teams and programs at all levels with the appropriate structure and resources necessary for success at the highest level, in a sustainable way,” the job posting states.

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