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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Jerry grew up in Santa Fe and first learned to ski in the Santa Fe Public Schools Ski Program. That six week long, once a week program, sparked a life-long passion for skiing. During college, Jerry spent weekends and holidays working as a ski instructor at the Angel Fire Ski Area with his future wife, Kati. He and their two children have been enthusiastic members of the Santa Fe Ski Team since 2011 and are grateful that they can enjoy skiing and ski racing together. Jerry practices law in Santa Fe and is a shareholder in the Coppler Law Firm P.C., a small seven-attorney firm founded by his father in 1975. Jerry is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time outside with his family in our wonderful State.
KIM SPIERS–VICE PRESIDENT
Kim is the owner of Tom Taylor Belts, Buckles, and Bags located on the plaza in Santa Fe. She grew up in Connecticut and has been skiing for over 40 years. Her children joined the Santa Fe Ski Team in 2013 to become better skiers. She quickly learned that this program was much more than just teaching the kids to ski. The values and life skills the coaches instill in the kids not only will make them better athletes but also better people. She can honestly say that joining the Santa Fe Ski Team was one of the best things she could have done for her children.
Kathrin is the owner of Iota Marketing Group, a marketing agency and webdesign firm. She grew up in Germany and skied the European Alps of Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy before migrating onto U.S. snow. She has two sons on the team. She believes that a supporting, competitive environment brings out the best in us, and that spending time with your children on the mountain is invaluable, especially during the teenage years. She has been a strong advocate, supporter, and Board member since 2010.
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.
Steve was born in San Francisco in 1938, the son of a physician and a psychologist. He graduated from Amherst Colleg in 1960 with a degree in English. At Amherst he was Captain of the Varsity ski team and Co-captain of the Varsity track team. He received his M.D. from Stanford University in 1965, after which he did a rotating internship at King County Hospital in Seattle followed by four years of residency in orthopedic surgery in the University of Colorado Medical Center program. This included a six month rotation at the New Mexico crippled childrens hospital which at that time was in Truth or Consequences. While living in T or C, he attended outlying children’s clinics all over the state. He and his wife fell in love with New Mexico and after retirement from orthopedic surgery made Santa Fe their half time home. Steve practiced orthopedic surgery in the Salinas/ Monterey area in California for thirty two years where he and his wife Lynn raised a family of one son and two daughters.Steve skied whenever possible during his years as an Orthopedic Surgeon, heliskiing on three occasions, one with his son.He is now happily retired, enjoying skiing whenever possible, sometimes with his kids and grandchildren. He hopes to be able to ski on into his eighties or beyond.
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.