Olympian Julia Ford joins Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors



LUDLOW–Okemo Mountain School is pleased to welcome Julia Ford, member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team, to its board of directors.

Ford’s roots are grounded in Vermont and Okemo Mountain Resort, where she learned to ski and later attended Okemo Mountain School.

“We are delighted to have Julia’s enthusiasm and expertise added to our board,” says Mariel Meringolo, OMS Head of School. “Julia’s personal athlete experience, as well as her proximity to her experience at OMS will provide valuable insight. Furthermore, Julia is such a strong role model for younger athletes. Her positive demeanor and message are inspiring. We are proud to have her as a member of our board.”

Ford is committed to being an active community member even while following the demanding schedule that is necessary to pursue her ski racing career. In addition to joining the OMS board of directors, Ford is also the Snowsports Ambassador for the Holderness School, an ambassador for Youth Enrichment Services (YES) in Boston, Mass., and is involved with the T2 Foundation and Classroom Champions.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Okemo Mountain School board of directors,” says Ford. “OMS was such a large part of my upbringing. I wouldn’t be who I am or have accomplished what I have without OMS. I am excited to be able to contribute my experiences and the knowledge I have retained through my many years of ski racing. OMS has done so much for me; it is my greatest honor to be able to be a part of and help the community that raised me.”

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