Conquer The Mountain

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...

BC Alpine announces Morgan Pridy stepping into BC Ski Team Head Coach role

As he enters his fifth season with the BC Ski Team coaching staff, we are excited to announce that Morgan Pridy has accepted the BC Ski Team Head Coach position! Following in Nick Cooper's footsteps leaves Pridy with some big shoes to fill, but the two have...

Alpine Canada boss: ‘We want to win and we make no apologies for that’

Quoting English literature in one breath and commenting how cultural changes could push Canada to the forefront of the ski world with the next, Alpine Canada’s CEO Thérèse Brisson remains optimistic for a brighter future.  Canada’s alpine team endured challenges...

“MADE FOR CANADA” Strategic Plan launch to make Canada a world-leading ski racing nation

Calgary, AB [June 21, 2021] – Today, Alpine Canada announced its ambitious five-year strategic plan, “Made for Canada – The Future for Ski Racing in Canada,” aimed at making Canada a world-leading ski racing nation in alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross through two...

Seven athletes named to 2021 BC Ski Team ‘Summer Training Group’

BC Alpine is very excited to announce the naming of 7 athletes to the BC Summer Training Group. This group is already four weeks into centralized dryland …

Disadvantaged Canadian alpine teams embark on ‘catch up’ tour

The good news is, they’re training — actually on snow, training. The bad? The game of “catch up” has just begun. It’s like starting a best-of-seven NHL playoff series down a game or two. The series isn’t over but the chips are...

TECK RACE RECAP: Whistler Mtn Ski Club, Coast Zone

Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosts Teck U16 Coast Zone GS/SL, January 15 & 16 Ski racing is back! Zone racing returned to Whistler Mountain after an 18-month hiatus, with over 80 U16 and FIS racers from the Coast Zone racing strong on Whistler Mountain this past weekend. The U16...

TECK RACE RECAP: Sun Peaks Alpine Team, OK Zone

Sun Peaks hosts successful Teck Okanagan Zone Race, January 15 & 16 After an almost two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sun Peaks Alpine Club welcomed back ski racing to the Nancy Greene International Race Centre at Sun Peaks Mountain Resort on January 15th and 16th,...

2022 BC Winter Games Will Not Proceed

Today the BC Games Society and the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Society announced that the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games that were scheduled for February 24 to 27, 2022 will not take place this year.  Greater Vernon made every effort to stage these Games, however the...

Upcoming Coaching Courses in early 2022

BC Alpine will be conducting a number of coaching courses in January and beyond. So far this season, BC Alpine has run 11 EL courses for 71 prospective coaches. As well, Coach Licensing is at an all time high.  Courses coming soon (dates, locations & times TBC): Entry...

2022 Event Organizers Update

With five events in the next week to start off our 2022 provincial series races (and it being nearly two years since any races have happened in the province) I thought it prudent to create a quick overview for event organizers to remind you of some of the basics and to help you...

Panorama FIS Race Series postponed; Kimberley Speed Races cancelled

Panorama Race Events: 1. Due to concerns over the rapidly spreading Omicron COVID variant, the Race Organizing Committee and Panorama Mountain Resort have decided to postpone the BC Cup FIS Series scheduled to begin January 8th, 2022. It has been rescheduled to run January 29th to...

Clarification to the new Provincial Health Order for Alpine Ski Racing

As we have communicated earlier, alpine ski racing can continue as per normal under the current health order. You can find the updated chart here: www.viasport.ca/return-to-sport-2021 Link to the order:...

Coach Education Modules now live in NCCP Locker

Attention Coaches. SX eLearning modules are live in the NCCP Locker. Sign into your NCCP Locker account >> choose eLearning >> click on drop down to display Alpine Skiing modules. The next modules to become available will be: Para...

If your club has been financially impacted by recent flooding in BC, see how Sport BC & BCASF are helping

The BC Amateur Sport Fund is raising funds to give amateur sports organizations the vital support they need to survive and rebuild in the aftermath of the recent floods in British Columbia. You can designate your donation to a specific community, sport or club, or make a general...

BC Alpine SUMMIT Webinar Series: details announced

We are excited to announce the first two speakers in this year's webinar series. In previous years we have hosted our Member Summit over several days, but this year we will be offering a series of webinars over the course of the winter. Some will be live and others will be...
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