Murray Banks comes to the Foundation after a long tenure as a coach and board member of New England powerhouse Mansfield Nordic Club. Now a full timer in Crested Butte, he volunteers his time coaching community kids and masters in local Nordic programs and has joined the CBSF board to provide energy for coaches’ education and youth programming. Murray has been an Alpine skier since childhood, but came to Nordic racing in his 30s as a winter training alternative during his triathlon racing career. He is a three time Masters World Champion in cross-country skiing, but you will find him in the backcountry and on the lifts, as well as on Crested Butte’s amazing Nordic trails. Murray feels all kids growing up in the Gunnison Valley should have a passion and joy for snow sports and to experience recreational and competitive opportunities in all disciplines. He loves to see kids on snowboards, Tele skis, Alpine skis, and Nordic gear because there is nothing better than gliding across snow.