Learn more about our Coaches!

Ryan Snow

Freestyle Head Coach

Ryan has been an athlete and involved in sports since the age of four.

He started competing in gymnastics provincially at the age of five, consistently placing in the medals. Ryan became intrigued by the sport of Freestyle Skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. In 1990 he and his family moved to Red Deer where they discovered the Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club. Ryan began skiing as a Combined athlete for the Red Deer Club, was selected for the AFSA Freestyle Ski Team at the age of fourteen, then was selected and competed for the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team in the sport of Aerials.

Ryan is an experienced Freestyle Ski Coach, administrator, supervisor and volunteer. He has eight years of competitive experience at the World Cup level in Freestyle Aerials and twenty-seven years of involvement with the sport. He has coached for twelve years at all levels of the sport from Entry Level to World Cup and the Olympics, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Ryan’s desire is to provide excellent coaching for athletes and to lead them to be healthy and proud of their accomplishments; to inspire them to push their skill level to the next level and to have fun every day, even when the going seems rough.

Colin Smith

Freestyle Assistant Coach

Colin will be working closely with Max coaching the Maddogs Freestyle Team. He comes from a mogul background competing on the National Mogul Team and formerly coaching at Panorama. Colin is from Red Deer and used to train with CAFSC. We are super excited to have Colin with us this yea…r!

Marc Shymko

Freestyle Slopestyle Coach

Marc with be a camp based Slope Style coach for the Maddogs Freestyle Ski Team and managing the performance level athletes at the Provincial and COT level. Marc has an extensive coaching resume from coaching the National Slope Style Team, Winsport Academy and more! We are stoked to have you on board with us Marc and to see you take our athletes to a new level!

Katey Warrener

Freestylerz Head Coach

Lakota Thomas

Freestylerz Coach

Corey Gish

Jumps & Bumps Head Director

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