The Santa Fe Ski Team has trained aspiring athletes in competitive alpine ski racing for over 50 years, and has been playing an important part within the Santa Fe community ever since. The organization remains true to its mission to develop the next generation of leaders through values of character formed by sportsmanship, respect for others, self-discipline and self-esteem. Between 40-60 athletes participate in our alpine ski race programs each year.
Professional coaching is invaluable to improving skills beyond the standard ski class level. Since 2010 Hubert Seigmann has been Head Coach, an internationally experienced, world-class ski racer, who has competed and coached both in Europe and the US for more than 30 years.
Hubert Seigmann has been the Head Coach for the Santa Fe Ski Team since 2010. Internationally experienced, a world-class ski racer, who has competed and coached both in Europe and the US for more than 30 years.
Walk into any race room at any ski area in the southwest and you will find a flock of kids surrounding Hubert Seigmann. The busy voices are telling him their latest accomplishments, or their fondest memories of attending one of his ski camps in Austria. Hubert’s interest in the junior racers is genuine. He is a soft-spoken man with an Austrian accent. He often mixes German with English or vice a versa. Sometimes you are not quite sure what language he is speaking. Once Hubert gets on the chair lift, his “bigger than life” persona lets out a yelp of half-cowboy, half-Austrian yodel Yeeeeeeahoohoohhoo that can be heard all over the mountain. A firm believer in the power of positive thinking, Hubert’s outlook on life is sometimes hard to believe. He is never negative and has a kind word for everyone.
In 2004 Hubert foreran the series of World Cup races at the 64th International Hahnenkamm Race in Kitzbühel, Austria. At 43 years of age, Hubert is probably one of the oldest racers to ever forerun the race. However, he is convinced that it is the only way to show his young ski team that they can follow their dreams. He also does not believe in theoretical coaching but by coaching by leadership. Hubert says it this way, “No compromise, no regrets.”
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Britta grew up with a deep appreciation for the outdoors and mountain sports. An active member of the Santa Fe community, she is committed to providing healthy opportunities for the city’s youth through volunteerism and coaching. She has coached soccer for Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club for three years and works full time as a marketing coordinator at Los Alamos National Bank.
Harvey is an architect, a builder and a ski instructor. He enthusiastically supports the promotion of positive sporting activities for young people in Santa Fe. Harvey has been involved with the Santa Fe Ski Team for over 10 years, and his younger son is currently a member of the Ability program. He serves as a Board Member of the Northern Soccer Club and the Santa Fe A.Y.S.O. Youth Soccer Club, as well as being involved in the Santa Fe Adult Soccer Club.
Richard grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from St. Michaels High School. He learned how to ski through the Santa Fe Public School Ski program starting in 1970. He and his two sons have been part of the Santa Fe Ski Team since 2012. He is the sole proprietor of Richard Stump Designs specializing in high-end contemporary western jewelry. He is also part of the management team at La Choza Restaurant. Building confidence and a happy, positive attitude in our children is a goal he shares with the world class Santa Fe ski coaching staff.
Carlos is an engineer with Criterium Building Inspection Engineers, a company which provides consulting and buyers representation services to the real estate industry. He grew up in Northern New Mexico skiing at Sipapu, Angel Fire and Taos Ski Valley He is a certified instructor with PSIA and enjoys racing in the Santa Fe Ski Team Masters Program. Carlos enjoys working with children and believes the best investment in our future is an investment in our children. He is a coach with Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club and has taught at the Taos Ski Valley Junior Elite ski school program. He and his wife have two sons, Jeffrey and Joseph who look forward to being on the Santa Fe Ski Team.
MARY ANN SAVILLE