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SSCV adds new coaches

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VAIL – Returning to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in 2005 is Craig Daniels, formerly an alpine-ability coach from 1995-1999. From 1999-2002, Daniels was the head men’s coach for Team Go USA, followed by a three-year stint with Media Partners in Italy producing races for the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour. Daniels is a 1995 Graduate of Portland State University where he attended on a golf scholarship. He has been selected as RMD team captain for a number of projects and has assisted the U.S. Ski Team in numerous training camps and competitions. Daniels is fluent in German, the language of ski racing. A USSA Level 3 Certified Ski Coach, Daniels also holds certifications as a PSIA certified ski instructor, a certified Austrian ski instructor and as a PGA golf professional. Daniels joins alpine-ability program director Ben Webster and head alpine J2 coach John Cole in the key alpine-ability positions for 2005-06.Joining the freestyle staff this year will be Alex Wilson as ability mogul coach and Lance Rose as head development freestyle coach.Wilson is a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, including two World Championship Teams and the Nagano Olympic Team in 1998 where he placed 10th. He was the World Cup Rookie of the Year in 1996 and won the Heavenly Valley (Calif.) World Cup in 1999. A coach at numerous training camps for over 10 years, Wilson has been coaching full-time at Team Summit since retiring from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team.Rose comes to SSCV from the Vail Devo Team where he has been coaching and instructing for the past six seasons. Originally from Clinton, Iowa, Wilson’s family members have been longtime Vail Valley second home owners. Learning to ski right here in Vail and on Golden Peak at 3, Rose began teaching skiing at 16 at Chestnut Mountain in Illinois, where he taught for four years before moving to Vail full-time.Vail, Colorado


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