Gavett, Traudl (Hächer)

U19 Girls' Coach

Traudl has been coaching at GMVS since 1992.  A German national ski icon, she came to GMVS with a renowned racing career under her belt, including 15 years on the German World Cup Team, with five appearances in the World Championships and two Olympic berths. Her accomplishments include four World Cup victories, a bronze medal in the 1991 World Championships, and two gold and one silver medal in the Junior World Championships. She lives in Waitsfield with her husband, GMVS Headmaster Dave Gavett, and their two sons, Sam and Tim.

Career Highlights:

German Olympic Team

1988  Calgary Olympics
1992 Albertville Olympics

Five-time Championship Team

  • Schladming 1982
  • Bormio 1985
  • Crans- Montana 1987
  • Vail 1989
  • Saalbach 1991 (Bronze Medal)

World Cup

 Four-Time World Cup Winner
 2nd-Overall GS World Cup Standings 1986

Junior World Championships

Gold Medal GS and Combined '78-79
Bronze Medal Junior World Championships Combined '79-80
Silver Medal, Junior World Championships SL

Coaching Certifications

USSCA Certified International Coach
German Certified Ski Instructor and owner of Skischule (Ski School) Traud lHächer-Gavett