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2016-2017 Alberta World Cup
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Chris Jeffries
Chris Jeffries | High Performance Program Director

Year of Birth: 1976
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Years coaching the Academy: 7

Career Highlights: 

  • 2006 Olympian

Favorite Place to Ski: Gatineau, QC
Favorite Recovery Meal: Pasties!
Interesting Fact about Chris: He has a child!

Scott Perras
Scott Perras | High Performance Coach

Year of Birth: 1983
Hometown: Regina, SK
Years coaching the Academy: 1

Career Highlights: 

  • Represented Canada in Biathlon for almost a decade

Favorite Place to Ski: Silver Star, BC or anywhere in Norway
Favorite Recovery Meal: Anything he didn’t have to prepare
Words I live by: “Thinking is much harder than pouting, but it’s more productive!” ~ Rex Murphy
Interesting Fact about Scott: He told his parents when he was 12 that one day he would live in the mountains.


  • Salomon
  • Swix Team Supplier
Keegan Brooks
Keegan Brooks | Technical Support
  • Grew up in Kelowna BC and first started skiing at Telemark Nordic Club when I was 18
  • Moved to Edmonton AB when he was 20 to finish a BA in Human Geography
  • Started working with the Academy last year while still working at Track N Trail in Edmonton
  • Skied with Edmonton Nordic and I learned how to race wax while competing in Biathlon
  • Work at Hardcore Bikes in Edmonton during the summer months as a bike mechanic.
  • Being a ski racing fan my favorite part about working with the Academy is seeing the fastest skiers in the country compete.
  • My favorite brush is the Red Creek Oval Steel
  • My favorite glide wax is Start SF30
  • My favorite klister is Rode Multigrade
  • My favorite ice cream is anything from D Dutchman Diary in Sciamous BC

Academy Partners & Sponsors


Cross Country Canada
Alberta World Cup Society
Cross Country Alberta
Capital Region Training Group


Alpine Insurance
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
Start Ski Wax