Freeride Coaches

Andrea Krejci
Program Director/Head Alpine Coach
Sponsor: Atomic
Coaching/Skiing Credits: TWST coach for 11 years. Level 200 Certified.Collegiate Ski Racer for St. Michael’s College.
Education: BA Political Science, St. Michael’s College, 1993
Interests and Hobbies: Mountain bike racing, skiing with my family, stand up paddling, surfing.

Jimmy Loder
From: The Lake Sheridan, PA
Education: Lackawanna Trail High School, Factoryville, PA. 2006. Technology Education degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania 2010
Began skiing/snowboarding: I’ve been skiing since my third birthday, and I’m 27 years young.
Favorite run in TSV: Al’s Run and Turbinator
Interests and Hobbies: Skiing, Mountain Biking, Baseball, Climbing, Golfing, Water skiing, Woodworking
Sponsors: Flylow Gear

Sam Balsamo
Head Park Coach
From: Talpa
How long you’ve been skiing/snowboarding:
5 years old.
Favorite run in TSV: Al’s (only drawback is the lift above it).
I started racing then got into freestyle skiing.  I did comps throughout Co.  I was totally obsessed with skiing until I started a family.  I basically stopped skiing until Juliet was old enough to start.  We skied Sipapu for several years.  Had fun at Solomon Extremes and a few other back country comps.  Then I did a slopestyle comp and was hooked.  I had never done slope before this comp.  I have done many slopestyle comps.  Now I just enjoy every aspect of free skiing especially the park.
Originally from Santa Fe, NM Avi grew up competitively skiing racing in the Southwest.
He attended Bates College, ME where raced on the division 3 team and earned a degree in Philosophy.