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Meet Reece – Ski Cross Canada

Reece Howden is proof you can set your sights on the prize early in your career. Not many World Cup athletes have been named both Rookie of the Year and won a ski cross Crystal Globe for their overall season all in the same year. Having recently finished his studies, he’s now ready to tackle … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – World Beaters

WORLD BEATERS   From the skin-tight grey suit of a young Ken Read to the baggy slopestyle britches of Megan Oldham, Canada’s top skiers have evolved through the decades while competing against the best in the world. Crazy Canucks   On December 7, 1975, Ken Read became the first non-European man to step atop a … More »

Where are they now?

The decision to hang up the race skis is never easy. Reasons to retire are as varied as the terrain on which competitive skiers made their names. Some leave on top after reaching their highest goals, some never quite reach their ultimate and elusive goals, while others are forced to stop abruptly from injuries or … More »

Hallowed Halls – Ski Hall of Fame

After an eight-year absence, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony has returned, with the latest class of honorees celebrated in Banff in November 2018. “It’s not about playing catch-up now and trying to induct everyone deserving of this mention at once,” said Stephen Finestone, chairman of the board for the Canadian Ski Hall … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Join the Circus

Compared to the Alps, where numbers rival rock concerts (Austria’s legendary Streif attracts up to 100,000 spectators), Lake Louise’s Winterstart downhill and super-G World Cup races could be considered an intimate acoustic recital. But it’s also one where you can get up close and personal. So mark your calendar: November 25-26 for the men’s events, … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

Join the Club

On the eve of the 2016-17 World Cup season in October, President and CEO Mark Rubenstein of Alpine Canada, which oversees the national Alpine, Ski Cross and Para-alpine ski racing teams, launched Club ACA, a fan-inspired loyalty program. It’s free to enroll and members benefit from numerous perks from the club’s founding partners, including  Helly … More »

Larisa Yurkiw

[edit. note: On May 11, 2016 Larisa Yurkiw announced her retirement from ski racing due to concerns about her surgically repaired knee.]   Any World Cup podium result is impressive, but for Canadian skier Larisa Yurkiw, two podium finishes so far this season have particular significance given her decision to ski as an independent athlete. … More »

Manny O-P workout

When national ski team member Manuel Osborne-Paradis was thinking of a way to give back to the sport, he decided on working with Alpine Canada trainer Jamie McCartney to produce a training video for young racers. by JIM MORRIS from December 2015 issue “A lot of ski clubs maybe don’t have a trainer or a … More »

ski racing

Meet Reece – Ski Cross Canada

Reece Howden is proof you can set your sights on the prize early in your career. Not many World Cup athletes have been named both Rookie of the Year and won a ski cross Crystal Globe for their overall season all in the same year. Having recently finished his studies, he’s now ready to tackle … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – World Beaters

WORLD BEATERS   From the skin-tight grey suit of a young Ken Read to the baggy slopestyle britches of Megan Oldham, Canada’s top skiers have evolved through the decades while competing against the best in the world. Crazy Canucks   On December 7, 1975, Ken Read became the first non-European man to step atop a … More »

Where are they now?

The decision to hang up the race skis is never easy. Reasons to retire are as varied as the terrain on which competitive skiers made their names. Some leave on top after reaching their highest goals, some never quite reach their ultimate and elusive goals, while others are forced to stop abruptly from injuries or … More »

Hallowed Halls – Ski Hall of Fame

After an eight-year absence, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony has returned, with the latest class of honorees celebrated in Banff in November 2018. “It’s not about playing catch-up now and trying to induct everyone deserving of this mention at once,” said Stephen Finestone, chairman of the board for the Canadian Ski Hall … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Join the Circus

Compared to the Alps, where numbers rival rock concerts (Austria’s legendary Streif attracts up to 100,000 spectators), Lake Louise’s Winterstart downhill and super-G World Cup races could be considered an intimate acoustic recital. But it’s also one where you can get up close and personal. So mark your calendar: November 25-26 for the men’s events, … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

Join the Club

On the eve of the 2016-17 World Cup season in October, President and CEO Mark Rubenstein of Alpine Canada, which oversees the national Alpine, Ski Cross and Para-alpine ski racing teams, launched Club ACA, a fan-inspired loyalty program. It’s free to enroll and members benefit from numerous perks from the club’s founding partners, including  Helly … More »

Larisa Yurkiw

[edit. note: On May 11, 2016 Larisa Yurkiw announced her retirement from ski racing due to concerns about her surgically repaired knee.]   Any World Cup podium result is impressive, but for Canadian skier Larisa Yurkiw, two podium finishes so far this season have particular significance given her decision to ski as an independent athlete. … More »

Manny O-P workout

When national ski team member Manuel Osborne-Paradis was thinking of a way to give back to the sport, he decided on working with Alpine Canada trainer Jamie McCartney to produce a training video for young racers. by JIM MORRIS from December 2015 issue “A lot of ski clubs maybe don’t have a trainer or a … More »

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