Pre Christmas Race Overview

West Yellowstone Supertour Preparations began weeks prior to the first races of the year: a pair of skate races, sprint and distance, at an altitude of 2000m no less. As to not shock the body from sucking back Westyellowstone’s thin air, AWCA athletes acclimatized by training in Kananaskis Country. Taking advantage of the Sandau’s cabin…

The Start of a Conversation

The following article was written by Senior Alberta World Cup Academy athlete Kevin Sandau and was published on his blog. This past spring I was kicked off the National Ski Team. After finding out I was cut from the team, I really wanted to quit. I could not see any future for me in the…

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Park City Recap

Written by AWCA athlete Delphine Duvernay-Tardiff I had been told Park City training camps were really nice, and even with my high expectations going into the camp I was not dissapointed. I think everyone would agree, Park City was a success! In Park City we worked with the other two National Training Centers as well…

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Meet the Team – Dahria Beatty

Quiet, subtle, silent – one of those people who just tends to fly under the radar. These are the qualities of someone Dahria once met… probably. As for Dahria, well I suspect that while growing up in Whitehorse she decided she didn’t care much for subtlety. From my experience most northerners don’t and that’s just as well.…

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Meet the Team – Kevin Sandau

Kevin grew up skiing with his family on the Nordic trails in Kananaskis Country, just outside Calgary, Alberta. At first, he would enjoy watching his family ski from a child carrying backpack, then being pulled on a towrope a couple years later, and eventually skiing himself when the time was right. A member of Foothills…

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Ski Tour Canada 2016 unveils its website!

The National Organizing Committee for the Ski Tour Canada 2016 is proud to launch its official event website. This site will be the prime location for the public, athletes, and the media to follow all the Tour action online, as well as what’s happening on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Take a moment to check out the…

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Meet the Team – Jack Carlyle

Training History: Jack is a Soo-Finish Club alumni. From 2011 to 2014 Jack raced for the Thunder Bay National Training Centre. Last year he made the move down to Canmore to train with the Alberta World Cup Academy. Best result: Jack made a breakthrough last year taking home bronze in the 15km skate at the…

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Meet the Team – Knute Johnsgaard

Knute is a Yukon Ski Team member. He spent two years on the Pierre Harvey National Training Centre in Quebec during which time he was also on the Junior National Team. He then moved back to Whitehorse to ski on the self-made team Yukon Elite Squad for the following three seasons. Knute’s life long goal…

New Era – Dahria

It is hard to believe that it has already been 3 years since I was standing in front of my high school grad class speaking about our futures and what they might hold. A young adult excited to leave home and anxious to join a new team of amazing ski racers. When I joined the…