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As we joyfully enter our 10th year at Zipline, we wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.
A decade ago, we embarked on this adventure as a family business, and today, we're proud to say that we're still a family business, just like when we started. Your support has been the heartbeat of Zipline, and we're grateful for every moment shared.
Cheers to a decade of snowy adventures, cozy cabin moments, and joy shared on the slopes.
Chuck and Susan Heidenreich
More about our team
Zipline ski was started by former World Cup Freestyle skiers and coaches. Our management team has experienced both the retail and manufacturing sides of the ski & sporting goods business with several having patents to in the marketing of tennis and golf products with Spalding Sporting Goods, which included such brands as Top-Flite, Ben Hogan, and Etonic .
Experience in tennis and golf and graphite technology we knew there was a specific need to use the latest technology in graphite composites to help skiers. What better way to test a product than this who use them the hardest…. World Cup Mogul Skiers! After an intense phase of on snow testing in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Chile …. the new line of Zipline products was created.
Bruce Bolesky is known for his accomplishments on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Bruce “Bogue” has over 30 years of Freestyle experience. He brings to the table an incredible level of expertise in this sport. He is equally as passionate about the program and it’s values as the co-founder. Bruce had the honor of being a part of the Olympics, attending the Calgary Olympics in 1988 where he placed 6th – an incredible accomplishment.
Bruce was the first Freestyle athlete to ever throw a 1080 in competition. Bruce himself has spent many years at Mt. Hood and Lake Placid Ramp Camps. Prior to joining Stratton Mountain, Bruce was part of a team that performed their inverted tricks throughout the United States. Bruce’s passion for the sport and years of expertise is what makes our company and it’s camp truly unique. In addition, Bruce is the head coach and staff trainer for Stratton Mountains Freestyle Program.
Murray Cluff competed at the World Cup level from 1979 to 1991 in Moguls, Acro (Ballet), and Aerials and was one of a few combined freestyle skiers. He was both a World Cup and Canadian National Champion in moguls and combined events with 18 Top 10 Grand Prix finishes. His other accomplishments were 73 top-10 finishes, and 165 top-25 finishes at the World Cup level; winning first in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1991 at Canadian Nationals and first in 1980 at World Cup.
In 1976 at the age of 16, Murray Cluff became the youngest freestyle skier to win the Canadian Senior Men Moguls Championship. His achievements were based on focus, dedication and determination. All through his career Murray Cluff's high standards and sportsmanship have been his strength and his expectations of others. He assisted in the development of the Level III Aerials NCCP Course. Murray Cluff continues to give back to the sport through coaching at all levels and as a mentor for up and coming athletes.
Murray Cluff coached Jennifer Heil who won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics games in Turin, Italy and a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which was also Canada's first medal in those games. Murray has also coached for the Chinese Nationals team, Olympian Ellie Koyander of the British Ski Team, and is the current Head Mogul Coach at Winsport in Calgary, Alberta.
Bobby Aldighieri has a long history of success as an athlete and a coach. He spent 7 years on the US Ski Team where he attained #5 ranking in the World Status. He won a World Cup Gold Medal in 1988 and was part of the 1991 World Championship Team, and then attended the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
After retiring from the US Ski Team, Aldighieri joined the Professional Ski Tour and became the first mogul skier in history to win a World Cup and a Professional Event. Post tour, Aldighieri worked for the SSWSC as head coach of the Mogul Program before coaching the Canadian National Ski Team/Olympic Team and then with the Canadian Sport Institute in Whistler, British Columbia, as their Moguls Talent Development Coach. Bobby’s technical assistance and on the mountain experience is in valuable to our advisory panel.