SAFE SPORT WORKSHOP: Introduction to Mediation Skills

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 organization’s toolkit for safer sport.

Join us for safe sport workshop #5 on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m.

More details to follow, but you can register early here. Also, more on ViaSport Safe Sport program here.

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

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 (not including travel and accommodation).

We’ve added Facilitator Training to our agenda, for Coaches, Facilitators and Evaluators. Any Coach wanting to learn how to, or planning to, give an evaluation or facilitate a course in 2022/23 must attend these sessions. We will cover updates, process, delivery and SnowReg training. Please contact Johnny Crichton at johnnyc@bcalpine.com to make sure this portion of the summit is for you. Below is a summary of the schedule.

  • Thursday, October 13 (PM only) – Facilitator Training (for Head Coaches, EL Facilitators & Coach Evaluators only)
  • Friday, October 14 (AM only) – Facilitator Training continues
  • Friday, October 14 (PM only) – Coaches Meeting
  • Saturday, October 15 (AM only) – Coaches Meeting continues
  • Saturday, October 15 (PM only) – Member Summit ( see full AGENDA HERE)
  • Saturday, October 15 evening – Goldie Awards and Banquet
  • Sunday, October 16 – AGM and Member Summit continues

CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL ROOM PRICING AND BOOKING DETAILS

Please book your room as soon as possible to receive the best rates, including pre and post stay if you choose!

We are beyond excited to meet in person again. Before the pandemic the number of people attending our Summit was increasing every year, and we truly believe that getting the membership together is key to the success of alpine ski racing in BC. Great speakers, compelling topics, sharing and collaborating, fun with friends, they all help to keep our strong culture alive. And on top of that we have plenty to celebrate together: World Cup success, Olympic an Paralympic success, BC Ski Team successes, return to racing all over the province, record membership numbers… the list goes on. I really hope to see everyone in Sun Peaks, and let’s prepare for the best BC Alpine ski racing season yet!

Anders Hestdalen, BC Alpine CEO

IMPORTANT – Please visit BC Alpine’s sign up page linked below to let us know which days/meetings you hope to attend.


CTS
CTS is the Presenting Sponsor of BC Alpine’s Member Summit

BC Alpine names 13 skiers to the 2022 BC Training Group

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 Ski Club qualified four, Grouse-Tyee Ski Club three, Big White Racers, Sun Peaks Alpine Club and the Vernon Ski Club, each with one a piece.

The 10 ski racers will join three returning members – Tait Jordan (WMSC), Dylan Timm (FAST) and Heming Sola (Apex/OST) – throughout the summer and preparation phase. 

The BCST for the 2022-23 season will be named in November.

“We are very proud of the athletes in BC and of the rich history for excellence and performance among our racers,” said Anders Hestdalen, the BC Alpine CEO. “More than a third of national team athletes come from BC and our coaches and athletes are tirelessly working to continue that success.”

Six young women “pushing hard”

Montana Molyneux returns to the BCST staff this season but in a new role as the head coach of the women’s program.

“It’s been amazing to have this group come together to push each other and themselves out of their comfort zones and work hard,” said Molyneux. “This is a great group of young women and they are working hard to establish a strong team culture.”

The women’s group will continue training in Whistler “focusing on building their bodies, mindsets, and their team’s culture,”and have an on snow camp scheduled in Europe in early September.

Mix of youth and experience for men’s group

According to BCST men’s head coach Morgan Pridy the men’s group is brimming with potential along with stability from the returning skiers.

“It’s still early but our training group athletes are figuring out each day a bit more about what kind of work it will take to be prepared for our upcoming on-snow camps in the late summer and fall,” said Pridy. “We are really fortunate to have a strong veteran presence in TJ (Tait Jordan), Heming (Sola), and Dyl (Dylan Timm) to lend an assist in showing them the ropes and hopefully aiding in a smooth transition from training group to the BCST in the future.”

Some BCST members are not returning to the team. “A heartfelt goodbye and thank you to Nathan Romanin (WMSC), Heiko Ihns (RMR) and Gerrit Van Soest (VSC) for their years of commitment and leadership; we wish them all the luck in the world with their future endeavours which they will undoubtedly crush,” said Johnny Crichton, BC Alpine VP Athletics. 

Pre season training for the men’s group will include an on-snow camp in Chile for four weeks in late August to late September at El Colorado. “Elevation is about 11,000 feet so the training prior to this is very important if we actually want to be able to train at that elevation,” said Pridy who will be joined by returning coach Dustin Koepke.

In October the group will train at the “Ice Box” (indoor skiing) in Austria as well as some glacier training in Germany.

BC Ski Team:

  • Dylan Timm (2002) Fernie Alpine Ski Team (Fernie)
  • Heming Sola (2003) Apex Ski Club/Okanagan Ski Team (Summerland)
  • Tait Jordan (2002) Whistler Mountain Ski Club (North Vancouver)

BC Women’s Training Group:

  • Shayna Little (2005) Big White Ski Club/Okanagan Ski Team (Kelowna)
  • Mila Plavsic (2004) Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club (Vancouver)
  • Talyn Lorimer (2004) Sun Peaks Alpine Club (Kamloops)
  • Erin Husken (2005) Whistler Mountain Ski Club (North Vancouver)
  • Alexa Brownlie (2005) Whistler Mountain Ski Club (Whistler)
  • Ella Kaufmann (2005) Whistler Mountain Ski Club (North Vancouver)

BC Men’s Training Group:

  • Sascha Gilbert (2004) Whistler Mountain Ski Club (Whistler)
  • Graeme Eder (2005) Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club (Coquitlam)
  • Dylan Stevens (2004) Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club (North Vancouver)
  • Oliver Young (2004) Vernon Ski Club/Okanagan Ski Team (Coldstream)

Coaching Staff:

  • Morgan Pridy, Men’s Head Coach
  • Montana Molyneux, Women’s Head Coach
  • Dustin Koepke, Men’s Coach

For more information:

Johnny Crichton
BC Alpine VP Athletics
johnny@bcalpine.com
(250) 371-7754 

Developing & Retaining Officials Presentation, June 23

Developing & Retaining Officials Presentation, June 23

Powering Podiums Presentation – Developing and Retaining Officials
June 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 workshops is to provide the sport sector relevant information to improve sport excellence in BC and achieve BC government benchmark of athletes on national teams. A wide variety of topics will be sourced based on feedback and observations from provincial sport organizations. Workshop sessions are typically 2 to 4 hours depending on the topic.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.csipacific.ca/programs/powering-podiums/

Powering Podiums is a joint program created by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and viaSport

Update to BC Alpine Membership Fees for 2022/2023

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%. This increase will take effect on June 15, 2022.

The new fees and distribution breakdown can be found here: https://bcalpine.com/programFees/