Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com

Canada’s top alpine and ski cross athletes will gather at Vancouver’s Blue Water Café for the 11th annual Peak to Peak Gala, Wednesday November 2, 2016. The evening is organized by BC Alpine to raise funds for training facilities, coaching and safety equipment for provincial and national ski programs. The popular event is attended by a variety of companies and ski enthusiast and has raised more than $1.4 million for ski racing since it began in 2005. 

The evening will recognize the achievements of national alpine and ski cross team members, including Ontario’s Dustin Cook who earned a silver medal at the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, Georgia Simmerling, three-time Olympian and 2016 Rio Olympic cycling bronze medalist and Whistler’s Marielle Thompson, 2014 Sochi Olympic ski cross gold medalist. 

Thompson, along with veteran speed skier and three-time World Cup winner Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, will be on hand to mingle with the crowd. They will be joined by national team racers Broderick Thompson (Whistler), Brodie Seger (North Vancouver), Riley Seger (North Vancouver) and Stefanie Fleckenstein (West Vancouver). Also attending will be retired 2010 Vancouver Olympic ski cross gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor Demerit (Whistler), retired national team skier and 15-time Canadian champion Britt Janyk (Whistler) and Crazy Canuck Steve Podborski, 1980 Lake Placid Olympic downhill bronze medalist.

The highlight of the evening will be the live auction featuring a generous donation from One Ocean Expeditions, Squamish-based Polar Cruise operator. The lucky winner will experience an action-packed sensational expedition cruise to the Arctic! 

“My wife and I traveled with One Ocean Expeditions to the Arctic,” said Doug Horswill, Peak to Peak guest. “We both mark it as the best travel experience we’ve ever had. The One Ocean team was fantastic, the learning was out of this world and the trip exceeded all of our expectations in every way!” 

Other highlights of the Peak to Peak auction will be a 4-day Heli-Skiing excursion with CMH at K2 in the Monashee and Selkirk ranges, a luxurious fishing trip in the Canadian wilderness at the Sonora Resort, and a deluxe Helicopter skiing package at Mike Wiegele's Heli-ski Village Resort in Blue River, BC where you will experience the world’s finest powder!

“The alpine ski community in BC is thrilled and grateful to have such generous supporters. They make athletes’ dreams come true,” said Bruce Goldsmid, BC Alpine CEO. BC Alpine would like to sincerely thank everyone who is supporting the 2016 Peak to Peak gala. Please visit our Peak to Peak website for more information on our sponsors, athletes and exciting auction items!

About BC Alpine:
The BC Alpine Ski Association is the provincial governing body for alpine ski racing, overseeing its 31 member ski clubs. As a member of Alpine Canada Alpin, BC Alpine’s mandate is to promote and lead competitive and non-competitive alpine skiing programs, govern and conduct alpine ski competitions, select and train members of high performance programs – including the BC Ski Team – and encourage and assist the formation of alpine ski clubs within British Columbia. Please visit us at www.bcalpine.com