Tony Olin - director
Head coach and director of TEAM Afton-a USSA program.
Tony co-directs the Olin/LaCasse Skiracing School at Mt. Hood, Oregon during the summer months, and at VAIL, Colorado, in November. He is an International Certified Coach and PSIA certified. Tony raced internationally in NORAMS’ and Europa Cup. As a collegian, while skiing for St. Olaf College, he lead his team to the National Championship while he became the national USCSA slalom champion in 1987. A father of two, with wife Julie, Tony has gained a reputation as a caring, insightful and innovative coach. He has been racing and coaching more than 25 years….. the total experience with all levels. He has produce numerous Junior Olympic Champions and U.S. Ski Team Members, and all the time remains attentive to the needs of skiers of all abilities
Josee Lacasse - special
Born in Montreal, Canada, Josee started skiing at two years old and racing at six. She won her first Canadian National title at fifteen. At eighteen, she was named to the Canadian Ski Team on which she competed for seven years. Her accomplishments include capturing third place in a World Cup Giant Slalom; representing her country at the Olympics in Calgary, placing 11th in GS and 16th in Slalom. In 1991, while earning a business degree from Sierra Nevada College, she won the University World Championships in Sapporo, Japan. Perhaps Josee’s most important accomplishment has been raising her two daughters, Zoe and Danika. Josee has been coaching in Nevada and California for many years. She has transitioned to a career in Nursing – OL is proud of her accomplishments!
She continues to share her passion for skiing with coaches and young skiers, and will be a special guest from time-to-time.
Josee and Tony surround their students with a highly qualified coaching staff that includes racer/coaches from many international walks of life.
More coaches will be announced.
Originally from Kauniainen Finland, Joonas went to high school in Nilsia Finland at a ski high school (like Stams in Austria). As part of the Finnish National system, Joonas was on the Junior Team for two years and made the B-team for 2 years, which included several World Cup and Europa Cup starts. Right now he is studying in New Mexico at UNM.
Joonas won the 2013 NCAA National Championship Slalom title in Middleburry, VT! And this past December – won the WORLD University Games SL title! Joonas was named to the 2015 Finnish National Team – WAY TO GO JOONAS!
Marie Rochelle Hostetter
(better known as Mary Rachel or, “M.R.” Power-Woman) hails from Colorado where she grew up ski racing.
A longtime favorite racer to watch, she attended U of NM as well. A top collegiate performer and NCAA All American, M.R. has studied sports management and physical education. She teaches several fitness classes, and hopes one day to manage the Denver Broncos (no kidding, she probably will!)
A recent graduate of University of New Mexico, Tyler is a welcome addition to the OL SkiRacing School staff. This past summer, Tyler kicked it out of the park with our campers – doing daily diligence both on-hill and off. Tyler comes to us with a vast background in the ski industry with both his parents as ski professionals, as well as sis’ too – a real family affair.
We’re looking forward to having Tyler at Mt Hood and in Vail with us this November.
OL SkiRacing School surround their students with a highly qualified coaching staff that includes racer/coaches from many international walks of life. More coaches will be announced.
Simply known as Teagan, he grew up ski racing under the watchful eye of his father – but more importantly, from a blended tutelage of N.American and European influences. The Austrians, Slovenians, Spaniards, French, Italians, Swedes, Norwegians, Finnish, and others, and of course North Americans had strong ski racing influences on this rising young racer-coach. His technical, tactical, and flavor for the alpine sport – is infectious.
Teagan has won several FIS races in the Mid-America Series, and is a stalwart competitor at many levels – including a 4 yr stint leading the St. Olaf College ski team to several successful National appearances (including bronze at Nationals as an individual). Teagan is an integral part of OL SkiRacing School – as a go-to-guy, workhorse, and charging leader.
He also understands what it is to be a young racer trying to improve – and shares this passion with all ages