How We Got Started
After the national financial crisis in 1998, all state ski schools of Russia were closed. Our dream about the Olympic tops was on the brink of collapse. We had no other choice but to open the country’s first private sports school. Freedom from the restrictions of the old state programs quickly yielded favourable results. We have introduced a lot of innovations to the coaches and athletes development. Different prices of the ideal training program were gathered from around the world like a puzzle. In 2003 it was decided to launch dedicated ski cross program with step-by-step approach that targeted safe skill building. In 2004, we held the first competition of ski cross and snowboard cross at the national level.
The new direction was so successful that we decided to solely focused on ski cross going forward. Using our proprietary approach to training we soon caught up and surpassed the level of all the Russian clubs, won the National Cups and the National Championship for both men and women. Preparation for the Olympic Games our athletes raced in two qualifying rounds of North America Cup 2013 and won them. Now, living in the United States, we are putting all our efforts to create a new professional sports organization dedicated to ski cross with ambitious goal we set in the beginning of our journey – the Olympic podium.
Founder of one of the first ski cross clubs in the world. Developed unique safety-focused training programs opening ski cross for racers 6 years old and up, growing into World Cup champions. Chief Ski Cross Judge of FIS competitions. Talented trainer capable of developing world-class athletes.
Olga MarinkinaVice President
Over thirty years of experience in alpine sports. Organized events, competitions, off-season training camps and youth ski cross programs. Regional manager of the ski cross team. Strong operational management skills. World Cup judge for Ski Cross.
Anton KishchenkoBoard Director
Passionate ski cross enthusiast, ex-racer for regional ski team of Russian Far East. Experienced technology entrepreneur and advisor for the top polytechnic university in British Columbia. Strong online marketing strategist interested in competitive alpine sports.
Sergey Khlop attended our seminar and training with the Ski Cross Team Russia in October 2012. It was a pleasure to work with such enthusiastic, proactive person who has a lot of experiences. He is also able to motivate people to high performance, his style of work is very professional and his organizational skills are more than excellent. We wish him much perseverance and success in his deeds and actions ..Miroslav Kostka, Austrian Alpine technical ski trainer - level 3
I had an opportunity to attend Sergey's seminar on technical ski cross training that he organized in Austria during European Cup. Seminar content covered innovative developments in training, including unique and comprehensive on and off season programs. I am certain that information shared in the seminar will significantly improve existing ski cross training systems from World Cup level athletes to regional ski clubs.Michael Ginston, Ski Cross Head Coach - Russian National Team
We feel so lucky that Sergey Khlop is one of the coaches in my kids ski racing team. He is always happy and willing to help and talk to us about any concern we might have. While he is very approachable, Sergei is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled ski coaches we have ever worked with. He has an impressive knowledge of the newest coaching techniques and was able to reach amazing success and results in the progression of skill and skiing/racing technique of my kids and their team-mates. My kids feel that he is very supportive and motivating, while pushing them to reach their best potential and improve their performance and the most important thing for them.The Kollmorgen family - Laura and Cathy