Dan Egan is the primary coach and instructor on most camps. However John Egan Dean Decas are available upon request along with our other top pros.
Top Skiers of All Time
“John and Dan Egan – They were quick on their feet and even quicker to flash a grin. Warren Miller discovered John and Dan Egan pounding bumps at Sugarbush, Vt. in 1978 and the bros would become what Miller called ‘the ATVs of the ski world’ – guys skilled enough to go anywhere, from Siberia to Turkey to Greenland. Their famous death-escape when a house-sized cornice at Grand Targhee broke away beneath them in a 1990 film became the single most-used segment in Warren Miller’s career. They succeeded on both sides of the camera, producing more than a dozen movies and a syndicated television show. And they remain apostles for the sport – John as head of Sugarbush’s Adventure Learning Center and Dan as head on Egan Entertainment.” – Powder Magazine, Dec 2006
Dan Egan, founder of Egan Entertainment Network, Inc. and one of the pioneers of the term “X-Treme Skiing,” markets and promotes skiing around the world. He has skied the world over including Russia, Turkey, N. Zealand, Romania, Europe, North and South America, Canada and the list goes on and on! Featured in 12 Warren Miller films, Dan is also co-author of “All Terrain Skiing” and “Courage to Persevere.” He is an award-winning film producer and has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards. He also produces and is the host of “Dan Egan’s Wild World of Winter ” on the New England Sports Network . Dan resides in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is available for private clinics throughout the world, and in New England . Dan welcomes teenagers and adults, either as individuals or groups. www.deganmedia.com
Egan’s radio show is featured on www.boston.com/egan “Edging the Xtreme” on RadioBDC features cutting edge interviews with high profile Olympic and Action Sports athletes. Call 603 254 8000 or email Info@skiclinics.com. Dan is available at Killington, Big Sky, Val D’Isère and domestic and international resorts year round.
John Egan, rated as one of the top 50 skiers on the continent by Powder Magazine, has skied down peaks that others thought were unskiable, accumulating dozens of first descents. One of the original members of the North Face Extreme Team he is recognized around the world as a pioneer of Extreme Sports. Along with his brother Dan, he has covered the globe with his skiing talent and is one of the original Warren Miller “poster boys, ” starring in several of Warren’s original movies. Email John at Jegan@sugarbush.com, John is available throughout the winter at Sugarbush and at the resort of your choice based on availability.
Dean Decas is known for his passion for skiing and has become an expert in mountaineering. Ski Magazine rated Dean as one of the top 100 ski instructors in the U.S. in Nov. ’03. He has led groups throughout the French Alps, the Arctic, and most recently in the Andes mountains of Chile and Argentina, logging in over a dozen first descents. He is an expert in avalanche safety and backcountry skiing. Dean’s talents motivate skiers to find their skiing soul and discover the simplicity of the mountains. Whether in the Green Mountains of Vermont, or high alpine of the Alps, Dean can be found searching for the perfect turn. Dean makes his home in New England, the Lake Tahoe area and Chamonix, France. For bookings, call Dean @ 508-479-1756 or email Dean at Greekski@aol.com or contact us. Dean is available for clinics through out North America and Chamonix, France.
Founder: Henry’s Avalanche Talks (HAT). Henry’s interest in avalanches started with a close call in the French Alps. His attraction to the mountains began as a young ski racer in Vermont, USA. When he came to Europe and discovered the glory of off-piste skiing, his ability far exceeded his knowledge of mountain safety. This dangerous combination almost cost him his life. However, the off-piste bug and the freedom of the mountains had already gone to his heart. He went back to the United States to study avalanche forecasting and continue outdoor pursuits, but the obsession with Europe remained. Henry is a fully-certified ski instructor (French Diploma), has a degree in international business and over ten years of professional experience in the mountains.
Eric is a current member of the PSIA National Demo Team and PSIA’s Eastern Education Staff. A former college ski racer, Eric has spent summers coaching ski racing at Mt. Hood, Oregon as well as teaching all mountain skiing in the elite Portillo, Chile Ski School. Eric has also been featured nationwide on RSN Outdoors teaching “Moguls 101.” When not travelling with PSIA or touring the world with skiclinics.com, Eric works as a staff trainer and instructor for the Blue Mountain Ski School, PA and Beaver Creek, CO.
Mr SkiTips is Martin Heckelman, the author of the books: “The New Guide to Skiing,” “The Hamlyn Guide to Skiing” and “Step by Step Skiing Skills.” He is also the originator, demonstrator and presenter of the “SkiTips” video series. Martin Heckelman has taught skiing for over 30 years in the USA, Europe and South America and has a keen interest in current teaching trends. He has a vast experience to draw upon to answer your questions.
Big Sky, Montana is the base for Ben’s winter pursuits. He proudly calls North Dakota home with a background as a ski racer; competing throughout the midwest and Canada in his youth. Ben is a trainer to skiers in all terrain and an ambassador to the mountain experience. He has explored the industry as a racer, race coach, ski patroller, competitive freeskier, ski instructor and guide. Ben is an examiner for the PSIA-Northen Rocky Mountain Education Team and a staff trainer for Big Sky Mountain Sports. He holds a PSIA Level III certification in addition to USSA 100, Avalanche II and Wilderness First Responder credentials.