Conquer The Mountain

Girls Fast Forward camp inspires nearly 60 female skiers from across BC

When 58 female ski racers from all over the province descended on Sun Peaks last week, the energy and willingness to learn was at an all time high.

8 BC skiers qualify for national ski team

Alpine Canada announced this week a roster of skiers who have qualified for the national ski team, including eight BC skiers. After a breakthrough season for many of the BC alumnus – including Jack Crawford, who took home a bronze medal from the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games,...

Whistler is producing champion ski racers at a rapid pace. What’s the secret?

When Jack Crawford battled for a hard-fought bronze medal in the men’s combined in Beijing last week, he kept Canadians and ski racing fans glued to their devices, including his legion of friends and followers at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.  And before you know...

Perhaps Rome was built in a day: Vernon Ski Club steps up and delivers “terrific” race series

If they come, will you build it? For Rob Tupper, a long time ski racing “chief” with the Vernon Ski Club at Silver Star, this was the proposition presented to him a mere three weeks before a scheduled BC Alpine Teck Open race series.

“Ski racing is more popular than ever”

If you build it they will come. The iconic line from Field of Dreams is a baseball reference but it could also hold true for BC Alpine and its 35 member clubs. Challenged with many obstacles over the past two seasons, including no racing due to provincial travel-related restrictions, the clubs have persevered.

Van Soest, coach Monty, reflect on “invaluable” experience at the Lake

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein Yes, Al, you got that right.  BC ski team speedster Gerrit Van Soest and BC team assistant coach Montana Molyneux both had the opportunity to take that motto to learn and...

“Labour of love”: Energetic Smithers club president optimistic and excited for club growth

Running a ski club is a “labour of love”, according to the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club president Cormac Hikisch, but one that is also tremendously rewarding.

The Tao of Mike Janyk – former World Cup racer helps to reshape the next generation

Culture and progression. It’s what every business, every team, every athlete strives for. Without it, the path becomes less clear, the outcomes less predictable, and the road bumpy. When there’s a positive growth-oriented culture in place, the necessary leadership...

Meet the Interns! Stef Fleck and Molly Raymond

As part of its new social media strategy, BC Alpine recently hired two “Social Media Interns” who are tasked with helping publish interesting content on a regular basis. Stef Fleckenstein (@stef_fleck), a Whistler Mountain Ski Club and BC Ski Team alumna who...

Dustin Koepke joins provincial team coaching staff

BC Alpine is pleased to announce that Dustin Koepke has accepted the BC Ski Team Assistant Coach position and is expected to hit the ground running at the end of July when he joins the team for a dryland block in Whistler. Koepke lives in Lake Country, BC...

TECK RACE RECAP – Smithers Hosts North Zone Finals

Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club hosted three thrilling days at the North Zone Finals, April 15 to 17, on Hudson Bay Mountain Resort. Yukon, Prince George Ski Team, Lightning Creek Ski Club, and Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club were in attendance, with 95 athletes ranging from...

Women in Sport Part 3, Physical Literacy – Tackling Dryland

Alpine Women in Sport is pleased to present their final webinar, Physical Literacy with Jamie McCartney, on May 4th, 2022 at 6:30 pm PST/9:30 pm EST Join renowned strength and conditioning coach, Jamie McCartney, as he presents the importance of dryland for various age levels and...

Kimberley wins $50,000 grand prize in Mackenzie Top Peak Contest

After a thorough and detailed process of who would be crowned Mackenzie Investments “Top Peak” ski community in the country, Kimberley came out on top, tied with Adanac Ski Hill, near Sudbury, Ontario. Each will receive $50,000 to invest in local community projects. Rounding out the...

2022 Goldies – Athlete Bursaries and Awards Available

CLICK HERE FOR CLUB, EVENT, RESORT AND VOLUNTEER AWARDS 1. Dave Murray Bursary Criteria: Awarded to two BC athletes based on the following: Financial need.Athletic ability / Sportsmanship / Leadership.Recommendation to BC Alpine by coach or other club...

2022 Goldies – Nominate Club, Event, Resort, Volunteer

1. Club Development of the Year Criteria: This BC Alpine ski club has illustrated growth and significant improvement or leadership during the current season Award:Trophy presented to one club per year Application/Nomination: Submit via BC Alpine...

TECK RACE RECAP – Coast Zone Finals, Mt. Washington

On April 2nd and 3rd, the final weekend of the Mount Washington Ski Resort’s scheduled 2021/2022 season, 195 athletes from teams across the Coast Zone, including Whistler, the 4 Lower Mainland ski teams (Cypress, Grouse, Seymour, Sasquatch) joined 30 Mount Washington Ski Club...

TECK RACE RECAP – Grouse Tyee Coast Zone U16

With the buzz of local and national races rattling Canada, the coast zone shone a light on U16 athletes last week by bridging the present and future with two special guests as forerunners. On March 30th, the Grouse Tyee Ski Club welcomed 54 racers, consisting of 34 female and 20...

TECK RACE RECAP – Okanagan Zone Finals, Revelstoke

The Revelstoke Ski Club was excited to welcome back the Teck Okanagan Zone Finals after four years, on April 2nd and 3rd. There was a great showing from visiting clubs, with 143 athletes from Alpine Yukon, Apex, Big White, Revelstoke, Sun Peaks, and Vernon. For this spring race, the...

Girls Fast Forward Camp – Register before April 11!

Girls Fast Forward camp is back😊 BC Alpine’s high-performance GFF training camp, which aims to inspire BC’s next wave of female skiers, is back with an all-star coach and athlete-coach crew, April 19 to 21, 2022 at Sun Peaks Resort. Guest coaches may include Olympian and World...

Women in Sport Tech Talk for Coaches, Bridging the Gap

Alpine Women in Sport presents webinar series for coaches - join part 2, Wed., April 6! "Women in Sport is pleased to present, for all Coaches (male and female) a 3 part webinar series starting March 23, 2022. The webinars will focus on coach development, providing educational and...
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