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Coaches

Blair Seymour, Development Program Director & Cycling Program Director

Blair Seymour, Development Program Director & Cycling Program Director

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Blair grew up in Minnesota as a competitive figure skater and enjoyed skiing through her youth. Blair moved to Steamboat in 1992 and taught skiing with the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp for 7 years. She started her career with SSWSC as a Buddy Werner League coach in 1992.  She is a PSIA Level 3 certified instructor and USSA Level 100 coach. She has had director experience in a variety of youth sports including cycling and soccer and has a passion for teaching kids and educating parents. In the summer she is the Cycling Director for SSWSC and started the Steamboat High School Mountain Bike Team in 2013. Blair and her husband John have three boys that are alpine ski racers and competitive mountain bikers. In her free time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, spending time with her boys.

Alex Shorter, Head U10 Coach

Alex Shorter, Head U10 Coach

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Alex joins SSWSC from the Mission Ridge Ski Team in Wenatchee, WA, and has worked at every level of the sport. She has spent the last seven years as their Youth Director, rapidly growing the program’s membership from 25 to over 100. Prior to her work as the youth director, she was the J3 (U16) Head Coach for five successful years. Alex was awarded Coach of the Year for the Pacific Northwest Division of U.S. Ski & Snowboard in 2015, and was named to 2017’s “Wenatchee Class of 30 under 35”, a distinction recognizing outstanding innovation and leadership. Alex firmly believes in SSWSC’s interdisciplinary philosophy, and that U10’s are the base of a successful program. She is committed to creating a culture where athletes develop a strong skill base and use positive mindsets to reach their maximum potential both on and off of the hill.

Linda Curzon, U8 Head Coach and Junior Coach Program Leader

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Growing up in Bucks County, PA, Linda spent her youth skiing in the Catskills of New York. She started teaching skiing in high school then ski raced in college. After graduating from Amherst College, she moved to Steamboat Springs in 1990 and taught skiing full time for 10 seasons at Steamboat and Telluride including 3 in New Zealand (Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak). Linda started her career with SSWSC as a Buddy Werner League coach in 1997. As a PSIA Level 3 certified instructor, Linda is passionate about her Head Coach/Trainer role creating a great experience for our U8 athletes, their families, and our coaches. Linda and her husband Michael have 2 children who have spent many seasons racing alpine and XC and also junior coaching with the alpine youth programs and mountain biking programs. In her life off the mountain she is a professional people manager in the outdoor industry.

Sascha Ayad, Head All Mountain Program Coach

Sascha Ayad, Head All Mountain Program Coach

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Lori Keefe, U6 and Little Toots Coach

Lori Keefe, U6 and Little Toots Coach

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