Alpine Coaches





Sean Cassily – Program Director/Head Alpine Coach
Sponsor: Atomic
Coaching/Skiing Credits: TWST coach for 11 years. Level 200 Certified.Collegiate Ski Racer for St. Michael’s College.
Education: BA Political Science, St. Michael’s College, 1993
Interests and Hobbies: 
Mountain bike racing, skiing with
my family, stand up paddling, surfing.                               


Lucy McDermott- Staff Coach, Fundraising Coordinator 

Lucy grew up in Albuquerque New Mexico and raced for the Taos Winter Sports Team from middle school into high school. She then attended Northeastern University where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and Geology. When she’s not skiing or working as the TWST fundraising coordinator, she enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, whitewater rafting and spending time with her dog.


Ian Hadbury- Staff Coach

Hometown: newington, ct
Education: history/poli sci, saint michael’s college 2014
Started skiing: 2 years old
Raced collegiately (ncaa d1) for Saint Micheal’s College
Favorite trail at taos: slapshot or eagles nest
Sponsors: mom + dad

Peter Donahue: Staff coach

Peter began skiing in earnest in Lake Placid NY in the late 1960’s, racing in the Northern Adirondack Council. After a brief stint teaching skiing at Berkshire East in Charlemont MA during his college years, he got hooked for good working for the Santa Fe Ski Basin in 1981. He moved to Taos in 1983, and has been working for the Ernie Blake/TSV ski school and on and off for TWST ever since. Highlights from his career include:15 summers coaching for National Alpine Ski Camp at Mt. Hood OR, Three winters in New Zealand at Mt. Treble Cone and coaching for the Wanaka Ski Club, PSIA level three certification in 1984, Coaching the Taos Special Olympics team for four years in the late 80’s, Becoming a PSIA/AASI clinic leader/Examiner in 1990, Attending the national coach’s school in 1993, USSA Coach’s level 2 Serving on the PSIA/AASI National Board of Directors since 2006, Serving as the PSIA/AASI National Children’s Task Force chair in 2008-2009 developing the national Children’s Specialist certificate, Coordinating training for the TSV children’s snowsports school 2008-2013, Developing the Ernie Blake Adaptive Snowsports program in collaboration with the Taos Community Foundation and TWST.