October 15, 2020
Summit County, Colorado - Team Summit is fortunate to welcome Colorado native, Jaime Brede as the Ski Mountaineering “Skimo” Head Coach. Jaime is a member of the United States Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA) National Team and competed in the 2019 World Championships in Switzerland.
In 2014, Jaime successfully installed the Summit County branch of The Cycle Effect, a non-profit organization using mountain bikes to educate and empower young women.
Jaime has competed as a professional athlete in Xterra Triathlons and Cross Country Mountain Biking. Her athletic pursuits also include competing in nordic skiing, trail running, and swimming.
"Team Summit is excited to add Skimo to our portfolio of programs for the 2020-2021 season. Skimo is tracking to be an Olympic sport and Summit County is the epicenter for Skimo in the US. By offering dedicated training to aspiring athletes we will open the door to participation in this rapidly growing sport. With an experienced leader like Jaime spearheading the program and great support from our resort partners, this will be an exciting new horizon for the youth of Summit County." CB Bechtel, Team Summit Executive Director.
"I am looking forward to putting my programming, coaching, and athletic experience to work for Team Summit. My mission of using mountain sports to transform (young) people's lives aligns with that of Team Summit's Whole Athlete mission. Skimo is a truly beautiful sport that encompasses aerobic fitness, muscular endurance, nordic technique, and downhill prowess, all while enjoying what our landscape has to offer, both on and off-piste. As a USSMA National Team Member and Athlete Advisory Council Member, I am thrilled that Team Summit has chosen to put their resources towards growing the sport of Skimo, and that they have chosen me to be Head Coach of this program." Jaime Brede, Team Summit Head Skimo Coach.
Jaime begins immediately leading Team Summit’s Skimo Program.
For more information, please visit www.teamsummit.org
*Banner Photo is of Grace Staberg taken by Dynafit