Our staff is a young and dynamic team, dedicated to providing our guests with a great experience.
Austin Abel, Coach
Austin is from Hickory, North Carolina where he has been skiing since childhood and specializes in slalom, but is a fantastic three event instructor. Austin has been at Trophy Lakes for five years and has proved to be a top level instructor. In 2009, Austin achieved his Open Rating and since then has been traveling the world hosting clinics and competing in various competitions. He has an uncanny ability to learn and apply his experiences not only into his own skiing, but also into his coaching, making him one of the co-founders of Trophy's patented Hybrid Style of skiing and coaching. Austin is one of the hardest working skiers you'll ever meet, both on and off the water. He has dedicated his life to this sport, and it will surely pay huge dividends for him in the very near future. Be sure to keep your eye on him.
Personal Best: 3 @ 41 off (practice) 2 @ 41 off (tournament)
Austin is currently sponsored by:
Razor Skis . Dolphin Wetsuits . 4wake.com . Carolina Watersports . RydeOn Sports . Trophy Lakes
Chiara Bonnemann, Team Rider
- Vice Junior World Champion in overall, 2012 (Trick, Slalom and Jump)
- competed in over 71 contests worldwide