Austin Weiss- Head Devo Team Coach
Austin was born and raised in Baltimore, MD but has lived in Colorado for the past 23 years. He has a B.A. in Outdoor Education from Prescott College and worked for Outward Bound for 10 years. He is an avid rock climber and mountaineer and was the team leader for the 1991 American Manaslu Expedition. Austin is a master trail groomer and has been instrumental in the homologation of our race courses. He is a USSA L100 certified coach and has been on the AVSC coaching staff for over 10 years. He is currently Open Space and Natural Resource Manager for the City of Aspen and he coaches local marathon runners in the summer through Challenge Aspen. Austin and his wife Rebecca have two very talented young AVSC Nordic skiers that we love to see zipping around the trails.
Jeff Alden- Devo Team Coach
Hanging around the AVSC Clubhouse, you may better know Jeff as “Jefe.” Jeff grew up competing in biathlon and Nordic in Northern Maine. After high school he continued to train, race and attend school at the Sollefteå Skidgymnasium in Sollefteå, Sweden. While in Sweden, Jeff completed in biathlon at the Europa Cup level and received his coaching certification from the Swedish Biathlon Federation. From there, Jeff continued to compete in Nordic, cross country and track and field at Colby College. Jeff has been coaching with AVSC since 2011 and works at the Aspen Parks and Recreation Department as a Financial Analyst.