Who We Are

Jack Mintz – Founder

Born in NYC and moved out to Park City, Utah at the age of 9. Jack started skiing at the age of 3 strictly on vacations. After moving out to Park City, Jack tried out for the Park City Ski team. He was a kid who had never raced before and was a year younger than the age you were supposed to be. Making this team at such a young age was rare, but making it as a kid from NYC was unheard of. He ended up making the team and racing until the age of 14. After racing, he decided to switch gears and did one year of big mountain skiing, competing on the IFSA circuit. When he entered high school he decided he wanted to play college lacrosse and pursued that passion. Jack is currently a senior at the University of Vermont on the Men’s Lacrosse team. He is majoring in Business, has a concentration in marketing, theme in entrepreneurship, and minor in sports management. Jack gets out skiing any chance he can.

“I have been coaching Jack since he was eight years old. From the moment he entered SkiStudioParkCity I understood who he was. A young standout super talent full with passion to learn about all there was to skiing. I still hang a photo of Jack skiing sick angles at age nine. If he were able to stick with his ski racing, I am totally confident he would have taken it all the way. Fast forward, Jack has grown further into that detail oriented skier, still hungry for knowledge, still full of passion. He has become my go to for what’s cool in skiing.” -Alan Schoenberger (Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.)

Jack’s skiing style: Jack likes to ski fast, carve turns, hit cliffs, jumps, and anything in site. His racing background is where he thrives with speed and knuckle dragging.

Daniel Tisi

For Daniel, growing up in the shadow of the Tetons is like winning the lottery. Never a shortage of things to do. Looking at the mountains every day made him wonder how he’d explore them, and skiing became the obvious choice. This was around the age of 4 years old. Now he finds himself at 22 years of age with visions of the mountains changing every day. He has had segments in TGR movies and has won national championships in his past, but he thinks the evolution is what keeps him coming back to skiing. He believes that’s where his inspiration comes from. Every day was a new adventure, opportunity, and evolution as a mountain traveler. He wouldn’t say he is ever in pursuit of anything or any achievements, it’s always been about freedom of movement and personal evolution. 

His future in this sport is just continuing to enjoy spending time in the mountains. He always will love free ride skiing, and doesn’t foresee it changing anytime soon. Daniel’s next evolution will be making his own passion projects with his buddies. He believes he is just getting started. There’s so much time to evolve as a skier and person. Evolution comes from trying new things, and picking up a snowboard may be in the cards as well.

Sponsors: Stio, Line Skis, Smith Optics, Momentous, and Backcountry Zero

Andrew Miller

Miller hails from Park City, Utah, where he has been residing for 15 years. Prior to moving out west, Andrew spent his early ages in Massachusetts. Andrew is currently a junior at Dartmouth College where he studies English. As a member of the Dartmouth Men’s Alpine Ski Team, Andrew represented Dartmouth at the 2020 NCAA Championships. Prior to his college career, Andrew was a member of the US Ski Team for 3 years. Given the implications of COVID-19 on college academics and athletics, Andrew has chosen to take the winter off from school and compete professionally in Europe.

In between training and studying, Andrew likes to spend his time running, biking, golfing, and hanging with friends.

Sponsors: Dynastar, Lange, Poc, Swix, and Mountain Shield

Megan Dingman

Born and raised in Park City, Utah. Megan is now a Professional skier and university student. When not skiing you can find her climbing, biking, or eating cobbler.

Sponsors: Dynastar, Lange, Look, Leki, Stio and POC

Sebastian Halpern-Reiss (Seabass)

Seabass was born and raised in Northern Vermont. He has been skiing since he was three years old and has never stopped. Seabass attended a ski academy called Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield. He is currently a senior at the University of Vermont while also working for Red Bull. Seabass was a ski racer all the way up until his time at UVM, where he decided to switch gears and become a freestyle skier. He still loves to ski fast and go as big as possible. With the mix of a racing and freestyle background on the East Coast, there’s nothing he can’t handle. During the summer months he races downhill mountain bikes professionally.

Skiing Style: Finding the biggest natural gaps, going massive, skiing fast, and being as stylish as possible in the park. 

Spencer Smith

Spencer grew up in Woodstock, Vermont and started skiing at Killington when he was two years old. He began ski racing when he was seven. During his junior career, he was a three-time Vermont State Champion as well as a two-time overall eastern regional champion. In 8th grade he enrolled In Stratton Mountain School where he continued to pursue his ski racing career throughout high school and a post-graduate year. Spencer is currently a senior at UVM majoring in Business with a dual-concentration in accounting and finance, and an economics minor. He is also a member of the UVM Men’s Alpine Ski Team, but Due to the COVID-19 pandemic he has decided to take the semester off to train and race professionally in Colorado. 

When Spencer isn’t hitting the slopes or the books, he enjoys mountain biking, golfing, hiking and spending time with friends.

Sponsors: Rossignol, Komperdell, and Swix

Erin Spong

Erin Spong is an ex-ski racer from Minnesota now cutting her teeth on bigger mountains in Idaho. With a propensity to hit mach speed and a growing interest in going bigger in the air, Erin’s skiing style is evolving every day—from driving a ski with the best of them, to sliding rails and laying out huge backflips. 

Before pursuing a professional ski career, Erin was the assistant editor of FREESKIER Magazine for two years where she regularly reviewed gear and interviewed the industry’s most interesting characters. 

Sponsors: Rossignol (skis, boots and apparel), Look Bindings, Cast Touring, Kelly’s Four Plus Granola

Jake Railton

Jake is an ex-ski racer born and raised in the Wasatch mountains of northern Utah. Growing up surrounded by racers, big mountain/backcountry, park, snowboarders, and tele skiers, he grew to respect and admire all forms of winter mountain travel. His current style of skiing incorporates high-angle racing technique with a safer, older style he is learning from his old man in an effort to protect his birthright of “skiing til he dies”.

Stéphanie Lamontagne

Steph grew up racing for 12 years at Mont-Sainte-Anne before moving to Fernie, British Columbia to enjoy skiing powder! She loves everything on the mountain from skiing groomers, powder, and moguls. In the summer, you can find her riding her bike and waiting for winter to come around again.

Sierra Schlag

Sierra grew up skiing moguls and halfpipe in Park City, UT. She typically spends her winters in Japan mixing her passion for pow with her Japanese heritage. You’ll find her ripping around Aspen, CO nowadays and always ready for a dance party.

Sponsors: Atomic and Picture Organic Clothing

Trent Clifford

Trent grew up in the ski town of Park City. He started skiing as a racer but very soon decided that life was too short to not stunt it, and decided to start freestyle skiing. You can now find him trying to max out landings or ripping top to bottom lines in the big mountain.

Tagg Hurtubise

Tagg Hurtubise is originally from Park City, Utah and started skiing at age 3. Growing up, Tagg couldn’t decide what type of skiing was best and would often be found hitting rails on his Fischer RC4 Worldcup race skis. In high school, Tagg moved to California and attended San Diego State University graduating with a B.S. in Business Marketing. After graduating, Tagg decided that the mountains were calling him back and is now a coach for the U14 Race Team at Squaw Valley Resort.

Tagg’s Skiing Style: If you can manage to spot him, he is probably skinning up some peak in Tahoe on his oversized Dynastar Legend’s or ripping hot laps on KT-22 on his Head World Cup Rebels.

%d bloggers like this: