TERRIE ANNE BENNETT , 41, is a professional ski instructor and racing coach with more than 15 years of experience at ski resorts around the world.
Bennett is a ski instructor and staff trainer at Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire. She has also taught skiing to children and adults as well as adaptive athletes, at Black Mountain Ski Resort in Maine, Portillo in Chile, Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, Club Mediterranean in Colorado, and Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont. In 1999 she served as a race coach at Mt. Hutt in New Zealand. She holds national and international certifications in alpine and adaptive racing and race coaching.
From 2000 to 2004, she was the head coach for Maine Handicapped Skiing, a team of middle school and high school athletes usually excluded from team sports because of their disabilities. After four years of coaching, four of her athletes went on to compete nationally.
Bennett also launched the nation’s first smoke-free ski facility at Black Mountain in 2005. The initiative received widespread media coverage, including stories by The Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, local news outlets and ski industry publications.
Bennett has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, a master’s degree in administration and leadership and a certificate of advanced study in curriculum, assessment and instruction. She is certified to develop K-12 curriculums for modern languages. Bennett is originally from Montreal, Quebec, and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She now lives in Portland, Maine where she teaches in the public school system.