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Coaches

Ann Battelle, Interim Freestyle Director

Ann Battelle, Interim Freestyle Director

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Ann Battelle is relieved to finally be back in the Yampa Valley. Having moved away for 12 years, she returns with her family and a renewed excitement for mogul skiing. A long time mogul competitor for SSWSC, Ann is Steamboat’s first 4-Time Olympian, a World Champion and 6-Time National Champion.

Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the U12 skiers. Ann spent most of her summers while on the US Ski Team coaching competitive mogul skiers. Upon retiring, she changed her focus to off snow training as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, helping aspiring skiers be properly prepared for the ski season. As well, she coached women’s clinics at Eldora and Steamboat.

With a new appreciation for using flat skiing to improve mogul skiing, Ann is is excited to bring her perspective and skills to the SSWSC athletes.

Tony Lodico, Freeskiing Head Coach, Head Devo Free coach

Tony Lodico, Freeskiing Head Coach, Head Devo Free coach

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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.”

Bobby Aldighieri, Freestyle Technical Consultant

Bobby Aldighieri, Freestyle Technical Consultant

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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 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.

Sam Tarrant, Head High Performance Coach, U17/U19 Coach

Sam Tarrant, Head High Performance Coach, U17/U19 Coach

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Sam is from the East Coast originally and has coached for Stratton Mountain School for the past number of years. Before his time at Stratton, Sam was with Killington Mountain School both programs based respectively in Vermont. Sam went to Whiteman, (Now Steamboat Mountain School), and skied with the SSWSC programs!  He has his US Ski and Snowboard Level 2 coaches certification in both moguls and aerials, is ambitious and a great communicator. Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing as well as his Master’s in Business Administration.

Kirra Dyer, Devo Free Coach, Assistant U17/U19 Moguls

Kirra Dyer, Devo Free Coach, Assistant U17/U19 Moguls

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Kirra is a former athlete with SSWSC Freestyle since 1995. She finished a Ba. Education and moved to Steamboat from Australia in 1999. She began coaching Bumps and Jumps and then in subsequent seasons moved on to be a Junior Devo coach before becoming Junior Devo Head Coach in 2003/04. In seasons 04/05 & 05/06 she was Junior Devo Head Coach for Vail Ski & Snowboard Club. At the end of 2006 she moved back to Australia where she taught in Primary and Secondary schools for 13 years and gained two Postgraduate diplomas, in Education Leadership, and qualifications as a Professional Life Coach, and Growth Coach. Kirra succumbed to the Yampa Valley Curse in 2020 and moved back to Steamboat. This year she is working part time for Partners in Routt County where she can put her love of working with youth into practice along with coaching the Devo Freestyle/Freeski athletes. She is also starting her own small Growth Coaching business. Kirra is super excited to be back in the SSWSC community that contributed so much positivity and friendship to her life.

Rick Hodges, Assistant U15 Moguls Coach

Kenzie Radway, Devo Free U13 Coach, U15 Coach

Kenzie Radway, Devo Free U13 Coach, U15 Coach

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Kenzie was born and raised in Steamboat and first joined SSWSC at 2 years old. She then progressed through the different programs, ending up in the Bumps and Jumps program where she started her competitive freestyle career. She then won the Nor-Am tour and made the US Ski Team. After tearing her ACL, Kenzie has decided to spend her time coaching instead of competing.

Kenzie loves skiing and hopes to help her athletes to learn and retain the same enthusiasm. She is very excited to remain in the sport and hopes to bring her knowledge to help each athlete to grow and improve their skills!