Sue Kramer’s passion for skiing began in the hills of Vermont. While as a young child her dream was to be an Olympian, she settled for a spot on her high school race team, winning both the state championships and earning MVP during her senior year. Kramer has since spent her career teaching, coaching, and studying the sport of alpine skiing. She competed in the 2008 and 2012 PSIA’s national team selection. She has a Masters degree in kinesiology as well as a Masters in art education and ceramics. She is a USSA clinician and Level 300 coach, alpine examiner with PSIA, the coach of the eastern division’s children’s education team and children’s committee chairperson, and on the VARA children’s committee. Kramer is also the author of Be Fit to Ski, a scholarly book on alpine skiing fitness. 2016-2017 will be her 28th season working at Bromley and fully believes it’s going to be a good one!
How long have you been at the BOC? This will me my 10th season
Why do you choose to work at the BOC? Bromley is one of those places that wraps around you like a warm winter coat and becomes part of the fabric of your skin. I stay at Bromley because the people are my family and my community. I’ve worked at other resorts across the country and have come to know that bigger isn’t always better. Due to the small size of our club and mountain, kids may grow a special appreciation for skiing and friendship that reaches far beyond the racecourse and into life.
What do you do in the summer months? In the summer months I get down and dirty in my clay studio, making pottery that I sell at the Londonderry Farmer’s market. I also enjoy trail running, hiking and road biking.
What is your favorite trail at Bromley? I don’t really have a favorite trail but have many preferred ways of skiing the mountain: Stargazer to Little Dipper to Havoc; Corkscrew to Upper Meadow; Sunder to Panic; Corkscrew to Peril. Twister top to bottom can be a great thrill as well.
What do you love most about coaching at the BOC? The BOC staff comes from a multitude of backgrounds and skills. I appreciate the collective on-snow experience the coaches bring to the table and believe that we respect one another for this diversity and depth of knowledge. We work for the club and we’re driven to help the athletes and BOC families embrace skiing and the ski culture as we have. Ski racing is intense. The weather, The competition, the nerves, the preparation and breakdown- we all have to work together and I believe the clubs strength lies in our teamwork. This is what I love most about the BOC.
Is there anything else you would like the parents to know about you? I’ve spent my career teaching, coaching and studying the sport of alpine skiing. I competed in the 2008 and 2012 PSIA’s national team selection and hold a Masters degree in Kinesiology as well as a masters in art education and ceramics. I’m a USSA clinician and Level 300 coach, alpine examiner with PSIA, the coach of eastern divisions children education team and children’s committee. I’m also the author of Be Fit to Ski, a scholarly book on alpine skiing fitness, which was published in 2015. 2016-17 will be my 28th season working at Bromley