PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced on Wednesday that Patrick Riml is returning to be the organization’s alpine director.
Riml was the alpine director from 2011 to 2018, where he led some of the most successful teams in the organization’s history. He most recently served as the alpine director for the Austrian Ski Federation.
“We are thrilled to have Patrick return to build on the success in alpine and bring the program to the next level from the development to World Cup level,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt.
Riml started at U.S. Ski & Snowboard in 2001 as a coach, and later served as head coach of the women’s team from 2003 to 2008.
“His proven breadth of expertise in working with world-class athletes and understanding of developing young talent makes him the right leader for our alpine program. His intimate knowledge of the U.S. system combined with broad European experience, along with his expertise and passion for athletes at all levels will be extremely valuable for our program.”
Riml will join the organization at the end of March.
“I am very happy to be returning to the alpine program at U.S. Ski & Snowboard,” he said.
“The program is unmatched in its potential and I’m excited to be working with both the talent coming up through the ranks and the elite athletes to help the skiers achieve their dreams.”
U.S. Ski & Snowboard also announced the appointment of Anouk Patty as its new chief of sport on Wednesday.
“These additions to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletics department combine proven experience with the fresh outside perspective required for innovation and moving our sports forward to their maximum potential,” said Kipp Nelson, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors Chairman.
“These transitions require a lot of thought and effort and this has been a thorough process. We are proud to welcome Anouk as the leader of the team and to bring Patrick back into the fold. Anouk’s wealth of experience in both sport and business will move the needle and with support from someone like Patrick, with a proven track record at all levels, will help push our organization to new heights from the development level upwards.”