Grand Traverse Ski Club Coaches

GTSC prides itself on recruiting, training, and retaining some of the best ski coaches in Northern Michigan.  Our team has a broad range of skiing experiences, ski certifications, and racing backgrounds.  Many of our coaches grew up skiing at Hickory and were GTSC members.  We value their depth of knowledge, love of teaching, and encouraging words while instructing our skiers.


Nicole Schroeder, Director of Coaching and Programming

Nicole started skiing at 18 months old at Hickory and went on to race throughout her childhood and then at Traverse City West High.  After high school, she learned the majority of her coaching skills through the Young Americans, an international, nonprofit, music, outreach program.  She traveled the world teaching and performing for seven years before moving back home to Suttons Bay to take up coaching for GTSC!