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Dear Ski Family,

It is with great excitement that I am entering the position as new General Manager for BC Alpine. I believe this sport offers a unique community, and I am humbled to be going into this role where I, together with the ski family, can strive to grow and further develop the sport that we all love, alongside our passion for the mountains and the outdoors.

BC Alpine is a strong organization with a long, successful history at both grassroots and elite levels. The path towards building 'skiers for life' and world cup athletes is something that will always be our goal, and we will work to make that road clear and accessible. It all depends on how excellent we are as clubs, coaches, volunteers, officials and community builders, as well as how we continue to live our great values. It is an honour to be able to work with this as our mission.

Safe to say, exciting times ahead!

I would like to take the opportunity to encourage you to participate at this year’s Member Summit and Annual General Meeting in Kelowna. That is where we all can learn from each other, point out the direction for the organization and decide how to best grow and work to ensure a great future for alpine skiing in BC and Canada. It is also a great opportunity for me to get to know you and learn more about the ski community here in BC.

I look forward to meeting you in Kelowna, or on a hill somewhere in BC when the snow falls.

My door is always "open", please feel free to introduce yourself anytime!


Anders Hestdalen
General Manager
BC Alpine Association