Our staff

Stephen Edwards

Programme Director

Stephen has more than 30 years of coaching experience from the grass roots up to the elite level. As a former Olympian himself, Stephen knows what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of sports. He has shown this numerous times while coaching athletes to World Cup wins, World Championships, Olympic Games, International Children Races and National Championships. He has been a National Coach for England, Denmark and Australia. Stephen has also gathered a wealth of experience as the Programme Director for European Development and Excellence, which he has led since 2009. His expertise will benefit all those who chose Trysil Race Academy as the place to futher develop their ski racing talents.

Marius Solberg

CEO of Trysil Race Academy

Marius brings a wealth of international experience and a proven track record in sports management and coaching. With a career spanning multiple countries, Marius has worked with diverse athletes, enhancing their performance and fostering a culture of excellence. His tenure as a Sports Director and Coach has endowed him with exceptional leadership skills, enabling him to build and guide successful teams across various competitive environments.
Marius’s passion for team development and his strategic approach to sports management are at the core of Trysil Race Academy’s mission. Under his leadership, the academy is dedicated to nurturing talent and achieving outstanding results, ensuring that every athlete reaches their full potential. Marius’s commitment to excellence and his dynamic leadership style make him an invaluable asset to the Trysil Race Academy community.

Thomas “Thompa” Erikson

Head Coach Trysil Race Elite

“Thompa” has started Europa Cup races for Sweden, and out of this he built himself an impressive career as a coach. He has been coaching ski racers since 1987. Among the teams Thompa has coached are: SWE Junior Men, SWE Europa Cup Men, SWE World Cup Men, FIN/GER World Cup Men Speed team, Åre Skigymnasium, NTG Bærum and Åsarna Ski Academy. With all his experience, gathered from taking athletes all the way to the pinnacle of our sport we have every confidence Thompa will lead Trysil Race Elite to success.

Peter Lind

Head Coach Trysil Race Academy Tech Women

Peter Lind comes from World and Europa Cup coaching. He was the Head Coach for Sweden during the 2010 Olympics campaign in SkiCross. Peter has the highest alpine ski coach education level available in Sweden, is an ISIA card holder, and is a former national team member as an athlete. Peter will be in charge of the TRA Women´s Tech team. We have every confidence that he will help them reach their goals on the slopes.

Thomas Sjödin

Head Coach Trysil Race Elite

Thomas has a long and illustrious career behind him as a ski coach at the highest level. He has coached the Swedish & Swiss men´s WC teams in Tech disciplines. Thomas also has the highest level of ski coach education in Sweden as well as an education in Sport Science. He will be coaching TRA Tech Men. Under his experienced leadership, the guys in the team will have every opportunity to reach the highest level of ski-racing.

Parker Spear

Parker Spear is an excellent coach with 7+ years of experience in managing continental cup ski racers. Originally from the USA, Parker got a varied education in sports. He started off at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid. Went on to get his B.sc. in Business Administration with minor in Coaching, and M.ed. in Athletic Administration at Plymouth State University. He also got certified in ASEP Coaching and US skiing level 1.

Parker has left his mark on European skiing as well since moving overseas. He is in a position to offer valuable insights to ski racers and assist in their continued Development. His coaching experience includes being U19 – U21 FIS Men // Waterville Valley Academy // May 2014 – August 2018, U19 – U21 FIS Men // Proctor Academy, New Hampshire // August 2018 – May 2020 and FIS Alpine Ski Coach CTL ApS // Copenhagen, Denmark // October 2020 – May 2021. Since then, Parker has worked as a boot fitter with a leading ski shop in Denmark and led workshops in tuning & set-up to enhance skiing technique. He is now looking forward to getting back into coaching and working with the Trysil Race Academy team to help young skiers take their skills to the next level.

Nicolai Madsen

With a background as a former alpine skier under the Danish Ski Federation and over a decade of coaching experience. Nicolai brings a lot of knowledge and expertise to TRA. He is a certified ski instructor from the Danish system, and has coach training from the Swedish system. This combination gives him good prerequisites as a coach for ski racers at a variety of levels.

You will find Nicolai coaching on the slopes of “Høgegga” this season. He will work especially closely with our talented and dedicated group of young Danish skiers, many of whom call Trysil their “second home” throughout the season.

Lucas Sidor

Lucas is a highly motivated coach and passionate skier. He was selected for the Danish Jr. National Team in 2018. Coach Lucas has a strong focus on the development of children and youth. To Lucas, sports are a cornerstone for well-being, both on a personal and athletic level. He aims to promote and further develop frameworks to create healthy talent development environments that also contribute to the personal development and well-being of athletes. For the past 3 years, Lucas has served as a leader and coach for young athletes and other coaches. While attending a BSc. at Copenhagen Business School, he has been coaching and actively building a year-round training offer for Danish U12 racers and associated coaches. Lucas has completed education as an ISIA Level 3 Instructor and Den Danske Skiskole, Alpine Race Coach. He has been a Head Coach for U12 racers & Board Member SkisportDanmark since 2022. In addition to this he was the Director of Ski-School for Skiklubben Hareskov and a Trysil Race Academy U14 &U16 coach.