Program Director & Nordic Facilities Manager
USSA 2007 winner of Al Merrill Memorial Award for outstanding service to his sport.
SSWSC Nordic Program Director and Nordic Facilities Manager is also the primary coach for the Age Class Nordic Combined Team. Todd oversees a professional staff of thirty five coaches involved in the training of over 275 athletes in the Nordic sports of Ski Jumping, Cross-Country, Nordic Combined and Biathlon. He started jumping with the Winter Park, Colorado Jumping Program at the age of five, and took his first jumps at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs at age eight. In 1984 he was named to the U.S. Nordic Combined Team and competed internationally for nine seasons, which included the Winter Olympic Team in 1988 and 1992, and the World Championship Team in 1985 and 1987. Todd began coaching with the SSWSC in 1993 while he attended college at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat. His first tour of duty with the SSWSC was as head coach for the Development Team and then he was named Nordic Combined Head Coach the following year to oversee all the club’s Nordic Combined programs. In 2000 he was promoted to Nordic Program Director. This is Todd’s 18th season with the SSWSC organization. Todd is also currently the chairman for USSA Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Coaches Subcommittee. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in downtown Steamboat Springs with their two daughters, Maggie , and Ella.
Ability-Plus NC Head Coach
USSA 2007 & 2009 Nordic Combined/Jumping Domestic Coach of the Year.
Martin Bayer, a Slovak native, joined the SSWSC Nordic staff as the new Ability Head Coach for the ski jumping and Nordic combined programs in 2006. Bayer is a two time Olympian (’92, ’94), Slovak National Champion in Nordic Combined and son of a lifetime national coach. He brings to the table an impressive educational background including secondary specialized education in athletic training and coaching. In 1997, he moved to the US and started coaching in Ishpeming, MI.
Ability NC Head Coach
This is Gary’s nineteenth season as a coach at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. He is a former SSWSC athlete, and US Ski Team Member. He started jumping and skiing cross country at age 5 and took his first jumps at Howelsen Hill in competition at age 6. He skied for Western State College for two and a half years, when in 1976, he was named to the US Nordic Combined Ski Team. He competed internationally for twelve seasons which included two Olympic Winter Games in 1980 and 1988. He also skied on the World Championship Team in 1982. He picked up the game of golf in 1988, and began working in the golf business that same summer. In 1994 he began his coaching career with the Ability Team, working the summers at the golf course and the winters at the SSWSC. He held that position for three years, when in 1997 he was named the Head Golf Professional at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club. At that time he moved to coaching the Development Team due to conflicting schedules. When he retired from the golf business in 2003, he went back to coaching the Ability Team and has been full time ever since.
One of our newest coaches is Garrett Fisk. Garrett started with the Winter Sports Club as a volunteer for the Nordic Combined. He is now the head Devo Plus Coach.
Greg Rawlings is from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a town known as a great place to grow up. Growing up in this exciting environment, Greg raced Alpine skiing and was ranked nationally as one of the top juniors. He raced at the college level and started his coaching career in a handicapped ski program in Durango. Greg coached both Alpine and Cross Country skiing for the SSWSC. Although Greg wandered in the woods on Nordic skis as a kid, he never raced seriously until after College. His dedication to the new sport led to running the Cross country ski program for the SSWSC, as well as many miles on his Subaru and Frequent Flier Memberships putting a bib on himself. After a short time as a commercial airline pilot Greg spent four years coaching in Northern Maine at The Maine Winter Sports Center. A program modeled after the SSWSC to create skiing as a lifestyle. Greg is proud to have been a part of the infancy of that program having 50 kids on snow the first year and over 4,000 by the fifth year. After returning to Steamboat Springs Greg began as head coach of the US Ski Team’s Adaptive Nordic Program, leading the USA to it’s first ever medal in the Paralympics or Olympics in Biathlon. Greg still works part time with the team but spends less time on the road and more time raising his two kids, and packing the jump hills at Howelsen Hill. Over the years Greg has jumped every one of ski jumps at Howelsen Hill, and most of them without his heel attached to the skis. Greg is very excited to be a part of the Nordic Combined family and help the kids fly both on and off of the snow.
Although Greg has a closet full of medals, he doesn’t have a closet big enough for the friends, experiences, and lessons he has gained through being a member of the SSWSC. Greg is excited to be a part of the SSWSC's program."I believe skiing is a life-long sport, open to all ages and abilities. I believe that through skiing we can learn many of life's lessons and share many terrific experiences with great people and loved ones. It is a marvelous thing when we have huge smiles out in the woods with the snow all around us."