Emily Lovett
Cross Country Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Lake Catamount Touring Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

What other occupations are you involved in?

Co-director at Steamboat Nordic Camp and West Yellowstone Ski Camp and ski school manager at Lake Catamount Touring Center.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

In a clinic setting, we used the teaching, people, and technical fundamentals as our foundation and then explored participants interests and goals for learning. The format let us all learn from each other and we have so much fun together. I get excited about environments that realize the learning potential of a connected team.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Train the trainer, new trainer development, team building facilitation, certification standards training, indoor presentations, coaching youth program, coaching master programs.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

Cross Country Level III. Rocky Mountain Division trainer. United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Level 200 Cross Country Coach.

Tulie Budiselich

Tulie Budiselich

Where is your home mountain?

Methow Valley, Washington

What other occupations are you involved in?

I’m an Equine Assisted Therapy and Competitive Equestrian Coach, and I also do freelance photography and design.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

Watching a fellow snowsports instructor teach a 3-year-old how to snowboard. Their creativity in keeping this little rider not only engaged, but actually performing complex skills blew me away. It is something that motivates me to stay curious and give every student my full attention.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Dryland training and coaching functional movement both on and off snow; coaching master skiers, and amateur athlete’s, coaching coaches!

Any relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-certified Cross Country Level III.

Is there anything we missed asking?

In addition to cross country skiing, I enjoy alpine skiing AND snowboarding and am delighted to be on the team with some of the best in the biz.

Learn more about Tulie.

Zeke Fashingbauer

Zeke Fashingbauer

Where is your home mountain?

Minocqua Winter Park, Wisconsin

What other occupations are you involved in?

I’m a carpenter and musician.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

Teaching kids from Texas to ski on ice in the rain.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Cross Country, teaching children and families, coaching, freestyle cross country (yes it’s a thing), telemark and snowboarding liaison.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

United States Ski and Snowboard Association Level 100 Coach. PSIA-certified Cross Country Level III with a Children’s Specialist 2 credential.

Is there anything we missed asking? 

I am eager for the opportunity to meet more members of the cross country community and create lasting connections across the country.

Learn more about Zeke.