Nordic Combined superstar Todd Lodwick trains in Steamboat

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 24, 2009 4:15 pm

Todd Lodwick is getting ready to head to his fifth, count it, fifth Winter Olympics. He journeyed back to his hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado on Monday to start training even though the mountain won’t offically open for business until tomorrow. Teammates and fellow Steamboat natives Taylor Fletcher and Alex Miller joined Todd as they ripped up the slopes.

“Steamboat’s efforts to provide a training track for me in November has made a huge difference with my final preparation for the season, allowing me to build actual time on-snow just a few minutes from my home,” said Lodwick. “To see the efforts that the Ski Corp. and entire crew at Howelsen Hill deliver year-in and year-out, means a lot to me and allows my teammates and I to focus on being in the best condition possible to reach our goals, especially during this Olympic year.”

“We’re fortunate and excited to be able to provide an on-snow track for Todd well before other locations,” said Andy Wirth, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. “This community is all about supporting its athletes in working toward their goals and dreams.”

And with regards to Steamboat’s opening day tomorrow, vice president of mountain operations Doug Allen said: “With snow in the past two weekends and consistent cold temperatures, we’re well ahead of getting the mountain ready for a fantastic opening day. With multi-million dollar improvements to our snowmaking system over the past three years, we’re seeing the snowmaking results firsthand and the benefit this new technology provides the resort and Winter Sports Club in terms of early season training opportunities.”