Conquer The Mountain

BC Alpine names 13 skiers to the 2022 BC Training Group

BC Alpine announced the addition of six young women and four young men from across the province to the BC Training Group, a major stepping stone towards BC Ski Team selection. All newcomers to the provincial system, the 10 skiers represent five ski clubs: Whistler 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...

Canada West All Area Passes application forms for the 2022-23 Season

The following list of members (by club) have been approved for a CWSAA All Areas Pass for the 2022-23 season.  These members need to complete the online waiver and upload their pass photo as soon as possible.  Links to the waiver and photo uploader are found below the...

SAFE SPORT WORKSHOP: Introduction to Mediation Skills

After a successful workshop last month on complaint management, ViaSport is inviting BC Alpine members to continue building your comfort-level with handling potential conflicts in sport. This upcoming training session will introduce sport leaders to mediation as part of your...

Join us in Sun Peaks for our 2022 Summit and AGM!

NEW - Agenda now available Finally! We are thrilled to announce our plans to host this year's in-person Member Summit, Coaches Meeting and Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center, October 13 to 16, 2022. Everyone is invited and it's free...

FIS / All Areas Pass Registrations 2023

This article contains two different registration deadlines:Activation of athletes requiring FIS List #1 is June 24th.CWSAA All Area Pass Requests: August 10th.Please email kevend@bcalpine.com if you require any assistance with the process. FIS Registration If your club would like to...

Developing & Retaining Officials Presentation, June 23

Powering Podiums Presentation - Developing and Retaining OfficialsJune 23, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (online only) Powering Podiums is a series of high performance sport technical oriented workshops geared toward BC’s provincial and disability sport organizations. The aim of these...

Update to BC Alpine Membership Fees for 2022/2023

This is to notify our membership that BC Alpine is increasing its Program Fees for the 2022/2023 season. For the first time in 10 years we have made an adjustment for inflation, and following Alpine Canada's lead, we will implement an annual inflationary fee increase of 1.5 to 2%....

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...
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