Bailey Pugh

Alpine Rockchucks Coach

I grew up in Steamboat Springs Colorado. I started skiing when I moved to the beautiful mountains in 5th grade and I fell in love with the mountains. I competed Alpine and Nordic in High School but ended up loving free skiing without competition for my last year of HS. Some of my favorite memories are telemark skiing to backcountry huts with family friends, and skiing on big powder days with friends. In college I worked at the Outdoor Program at Colorado Mesa University where I guided back country skiing hut trips, rock climbing, rafting, and backpacking. After college I moved to Telluride Colorado to live in the mountains. In 2019-2020 I coached the sixth grade Big Mountain Team. In 2020-2021 I coached third and first grade Team Gravity and ski P.E. I believe that coaching children in the unique and competitive world of skiing fosters individuality, freedom, and growth of character and self esteem. I have been visiting Jackson Hole for years visiting many college friends and I had an opportunity to move and work for Teton Science School. I am so excited to coach the Rockchucks this year and explore the beautiful Tetons.

Credentials, Certifications, Highest Level of Competition reached:

  • Telluride Ski and Snowboard Big Mountain coach


  • Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in Elementary Education

Personal Philosophy or Statement:

  • Live the Life you Love and Love the Life you Live.