Raul Guisado is a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Alpine-Level 500 Coach, a designation that is reserved for the select few who have worked through the full USSA education program, and have been on the U.S. Ski Team coaching staff for a full season or longer. He began coaching in 1989 and has been involved with skiing and winter sports for more than 40 years. Raul applies his extensive experience to the investigation of injuries and other claims involving skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and other winter sports.
As an internationally certified coach and official, Raul has been involved with every aspect of athletic preparation and has been responsible for ensuring a safe on-snow training environment for the athletes he coached. The scope of Raul’s investigations includes mountain safety (fencing, trail layouts, area closures, crossings, on-hill protection, course maintenance, use of terrain, terrain visibility, fall zones, equipment, and snow conditions) as well as coaching, and event management.
Raul has coached and prepared athletes who competed in the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and who have stood on numerous FIS, Continental Cup, World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic podiums. He has also earned the highest possible ski coaching certification level from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (Alpine-Level 500), and has been a longtime student of kinesiology, biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology, strength and conditioning, and functional training.
Areas of Expertise
- Accident Investigation
- Accident Reconstruction & Safety
- Personal Injury
- Safety Equipment
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Sports & Recreation
References upon request.