The SNC Women’s Alpine Team has been on the podium every year at the USCSA National Championship, and has brought home twenty-plus National Titles. The team’s nation-wide reputation has attracted skiers from all over the world. Although SNC is not a NCAA D1 program, the team works and trains as if they are. With the home resort only five minutes from campus, the team trains six days a week. No one misses a class either – the skiers on the team can legitimately boast about having some of the best GPAs on campus.
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Coach: Branko Zagar

Branko presides over one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs in the nation. Since he assumed the helm of the Alpine Ski program in 2007, at least one of the teams has brought home championship hardware every year.

Home Mountain: Diamond Peak, NV
Hobbies: Soccer, dirt biking, mountain biking, tennis.

Q: Where and why did you first learn to ski/ride?
A: Slovenia. In Slovenia, skiing is the national sport. Everyone skis!

  • Q: How long have you been involved with USCSA and College Racing and how did you first become involved?
    A: Since 2007. I became involved through the Sierra Nevada College coaching position.

Q: What are your current responsibilities?
A: Northern California USCSA Coordinator, Sierra Nevada College Athletic Director and Alpine Ski Coach

Q: If you could spend a week skiing at any ski resort in the world where would it be and why?
A: Val D’Isere, France. Great mountain, nice grooming, and my best ski races!

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