Tony Lodico, Freeskiing Head Coach
Tony has been working in youth outdoor education since 1993. He started teaching skiing in 2000, and with the SSWSC in 2004. He grew up in western New York where he first stepped in a halfpipe in 1994, and slid his first rail in 1999. Since then he has also worked as a sailing, surfing, bodysurfing, sea kayaking and adventure learning instructor. Over the last few seasons Tony has been invited to join the US Freeskiing staff at the USSA Gold Camps. During the summers Tony works as the Assistant Director for the NYSSA summer camp for at risk youth.
“My goal is to create good people with a respect for the power of nature, and with a love of skiing. If an athlete has that, success will follow. I also believe that learning from all of the skiing and snowboarding disciplines gives us the creativity to be progressive freeskiing athletes.”
Andy Michnay, Freeskiing Slopestyle Coach
Andy grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and has been skiing for 13 years. He has been in the park for as many years. Even though the skiing in the midwest is not the powder runs of Colorado, he had a passion for it. That passion brought him out to Steamboat in 2006 where he has been working as Steamboat Park Crew. Aside from skiing he also enjoys filming and making edits with his friends and has made edits to be put up on both Copper Mountains and Steamboats web page.
Jon Dean, Freesking Big Mountain
Originally from Vermont, Jon started coaching at Bromley Mountain when he was 14, teaching 6 to 9 year old racers. Throughout high school, Jon moved into the freestyle scene coaching and competing in moguls and slope style. Jon moved to Steamboat in ‘05 for school at CMC. While attending school, Jon was an Adult Instructor for Ski Corp, which he then moved away from to start competing on the Freeride World Qualifier Tour. Jon has been skiing for Fat-ypus Skis, a local Colorado ski company out of Breckenridge, for 5 years and has helped in design and testing their product. Jon is also a Lightpole ambassador and one of the original Lightpole team members. Lightpole is a local media company started in the CMC dorms in 05’ and is now huge throughout the Colorado and Utah Freeski scene. Jon is very excited to get back into coaching and build a fun and successful program in the Big Mountain Scene.
Logan McKee, Lead Jr. Freeskiing Coach
Logan grew up in Pittsburgh PA, skiing at the near by Seven Springs Resort. His background stems from ski racing, moguls, and slopestyle. Having attended The University of Vermont, Logan was an active member of the Freeskiing team and enthusiastic about peer outdoor education. After graduating with a degree in art education, Logan ran multiple youth programs, camps and coached the Sugarbush “Diamond Dogs” Freesking team.
After a long summer road trip touring the most popular ski towns in the USA, Logan chose to reside here in Steamboat Springs.
“It is my second year here and I couldn’t be more excited about helping kids grow as athletes and being a part of the SSWSC community.”