Jan Borstelmann, Celeste Young, Drew McCarthy, Peggy Boggs, and Victoria Hollingsworth live in Teton Valley and are excited to help you take your cross-country skiing to the next level, whether you are new to cross-country skiing or an advanced skier.
Jan Borstelmann, owner-instructor
Jan has been on skis since she was 2 years old! She started cross country skiing when her brother came home from a private school with a load of ski equipment for his siblings to try. Her first real taste for technique came when trying to follow the women on the US Ski Team around the tracks at Dartmouth College. She has taught nordic skiing on and off for forty plus years. By bringing together her years of experience on the snow with her NeuroMovement practice, she has a unique perspective on learning from beginners to those wanting to refine their technique. She also specializes in working with individuals who are coming back from an injury, or who have a body shift that has changed their movement significantly.
Celeste Young, owner-instructor
Celeste started cross-country skiing in her Massachusetts backyard after her parents brought home some new-to-her skis from a ski swap. She raced on a state championship high school team and on the University of New Hampshire Division 1 NCAA team. She currently coaches for the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation cross-country development team, and has coached middle and high school teams. Celeste loves seeing student "aha moments" as they learn to be more efficient on skis so that they can enjoy skiing more than they already do.
Drew McCarthy, instructor
Drew grew up skiing in Anchorage, exploring the hundreds of kilometers of local trails during the short Alaskan winter days. After competing with the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski team, Drew turned his attention to skier development, coaching for Anchorage Junior Nordic League, the Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation, and instructing Nordic skiing at Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana. When not teaching lessons, Drew can be found leading backcountry outings in Yellowstone National Park, Alaska, and Greenland - encouraging his guests to find wonder and self-discovery in the world's wildest corners.
Peggy Boggs, instructor
Peggy began Nordic skiing in 1996 in the Sun Valley area after a friend roped her into doing the Boulder Mountain Tour. After a very cold and very long 30km skate skiing race, Peggy decided to learn to ski. She has spent a lot of time on cross-country skis working on technique and learning from great masters coaches and ski partners. Peggy continues to do a couple of marathon ski races a year for fun. She was a college athlete in sailing(!) at Georgetown. Peggy knows from her experience that you can get more efficient (and have more fun!) with time, instruction, and intentional practice. Peggy works for Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, the nonprofit that grooms and manages Teton Valley’s winter trails.
Victoria Hollingsworth, instructor
Victoria has been coaching cross country skiing for six years now, with nearly all age groups. She is extremely passionate about education and teaching people how to use their bodies in a way the promotes life long use. She has her LV100 certification through US Ski and Snowboard Association. Preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. If she were an animal, she would be a Rough Legged Hawk or a Northern Harrier.