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The Bridger Ski Foundation recently welcomed new executive director Evan Weiss, who assumed the post July 9.

Weiss has spent his first days meeting with program directors, board and staff and learning about the club’s programs.

“Evan is a bright, energetic and well-qualified individual,” said Rebekah Bunting, president of the foundation board, in a news release. “I look forward to seeing him infuse those qualities in BSF as our new executive director.”

Most recently, Weiss was head coach for the Snow Summit Race Team at Big Bear Mountain in California. A former U.S. Ski Team member, he has more than a decade of experience in athletic program management and brings a diverse skill-set, from managing financial operations to raising money and developing programs.

Weiss skied on the U.S.’ Alpine team from 1999 to 2006 and was a three-time NCAA All-American at Dartmouth. As the head Alpine coach at Western State and then Nevada, he led recruiting efforts and managed student-athletes.

During five years as the program director and head coach at Alpental Snoqualmie Ski Education Foundation in Washington, he managed a successful youth Alpine program, boosted membership and athlete retention and developed a scholarship program.

Weiss and his wife, Lauren Summers, recently relocated to Bozeman. Summers also grew up Alpine racing and works in cancer research.

“Bozeman has a great tradition of winter sport with outstanding venues and a community that is engaged in skiing,” Weiss said. “I’m looking forward to helping the BSF programs continue to succeed and to bring new energy into the fundraising and capital projects that will take this team to the next levels.”

Weiss succeeds Swithin McGrath, who resigned in December for personal and family reasons.

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Paul Schwedelson can be reached at or 582-2670. Follow him on Twitter @pschweds.