Say "Hi" to Seth 
Chisholm Alpine Race Team Director
Hi, my name is Seth Fournier and I am happy to be coming back to Black Mountain again this year as Director of the Racing Program. I'm from Rumford, Maine and learned to ski at Black Mountain at the early age of 5 years old. I was a member of the Mountain Valley High School Alpine Ski Team where I perfected both my race and organizational skills. 
During the summer months you can find me managing our local golf course, Oakdale Country Club. 

Say "Hi" to Justin

Chisholm Alpine Race Team Coach


Hi, my name is Justin Lagassey. I have been a lifelong skier & am originally from Windham & now Turner, Maine. I've been involved in ski racing since 2003 as a founding member of the Windham Middle School Ski Team, went on to compete in USSA events with Shawnee Peak Race Team finally scoring a sub 100 point race in the last race of my USSA career. 

I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Chemical Engineering, with several projects in the Sports Engineering Lab that were presented for the International Society for Skiing Safety in Bariloche, Argentina. As a competitor with the WPI Ski Team in the Thompson Division of USCSA, I helped the team qualify for & compete in the 2014 National Championships in Lake Placid in both alpine & nordic events. 

For the last four winters I've been coaching the Shawnee Peak Race Team, primarily in the U16-19 program. My focus in coaching has been on cultivating methods of deliberate practice for my athletes including timed training, video analysis, drill progressions, & slaying the woods on powder days. In conjunction with aforementioned powder slaying, I'm pursuing ski touring as the next skiing discipline to master & will be dabbling in nordic skate skiing this winter. My certifications are as a USSA level 100 coach & I also hold a Wilderness Advanced First Aid cert. My coaching philosophy is simple; have fun, go fast, & stay safe. 

In my professional life, I run the cider making program for the Mainiac Cider at Ricker Hill Farms, crafting a variety of alcoholic beverages made from apples. As an athlete, I am pursuing enduro mountain bike racing at the continental level & am working hard to get paid to ride bikes someday soon.

Justin Lagassey

Cider Maker at Ricker Hill