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The tenets of athlete development are that the Alberta World Cup Academy will:

  • provide programs that are unique in Canada, are athlete centered, and that set new standards for athlete performance.
  • prepare athletes to be ready for entry to national teams and for international success.
  • support all athlete with the same levels of technical support, regardless of their performance profile or scholarship status
  • accommodate full time year round training and competition schedules. Only athletes that have graduated from high school are eligible.
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New Beginnings
New Beginnings (Mar 30th, 2014)
By: Phil Widmer
It’s interesting that, as I come to the end of my ski-racing journey I have to look back to the beginning to give perspective to things. The journey is what’s it’s always been about. The beginning for me, was as a 13 year old coming off several years of alpine and Nordic combined competition. Through Nordic combined I was drawn to the thrill of cross country skiing. I was horrible! Ha. I was way better at the jumping, but funny how sometimes it’s the struggle that holds the appeal... » more »
Alberta World Cup Academy 2014-2015 Program Guidelines and ApplicationThe Alberta World Cup Academy is a vibrant, inclusive training Centre that offers high-quality
programming, in a cost effective manner. We view ourselves as partners with Cross Country Canada, Cross Country Alberta, and the high performance ski community in Canada... » more »
15th and 20th at World Junior Championships
15th and 20th at World Junior Championships (Feb 8th, 2014)
By: Dahria Beatty
Monday was the final day of the World Junior Championships, we finish off the week with the team relay which is always lots of fun... » more »
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Dec 20th, 2013)
By: Mike Cavaliere
It is always easier to write updates when things go as planned, but that’s not sport or life... » more »
Weekend Update: Sovereign Lakes Racing Recap
Weekend Update: Sovereign Lakes Racing Recap (Dec 12th, 2013)
By: Mike Cavaliere
We have just completed our first Nor Ams of the year in Sovereign Lake BC (Vernon). While the temperatures hovered near -20 the entire weekend we left satisfied with our results. Saturday the race was delayed twice to let the temps... » more »
Weekend Update: Racing, Team Scouting and a New Team SponsorNov.30/Dec 1st the Canmore Nordic Centre hosted the first official races for Canadian Skiers. While this race was an Alberta Cup, we used as a final tune up before we moving on to Silver Star and Rossland for the NorAm cup races. The next 4 races are more important.... » more »
Team Starts off Season with Alberta CupsThe Alberta World Cup Academy primed themselves for the fast approaching NorAm racing circuit with a couple of Alberta Cups this past weekend. It was a respectable field both days... » more »
The Four: Alberta World Cup Academy
The Four: Alberta World Cup Academy (Nov 19th, 2013)
By: FasterSkier
This is the fourth and final preview giving an inside look at Canada’s national training centres. We asked coaches to tell us what’s new, whom to look out for and their outlook for the season » more »
AWCA Ski Wax 101 - Part 2
AWCA Ski Wax 101 - Part 2 (Nov 6th, 2013)
Since my last wax blog post, the ski season has hit hard in Canmore! Frozen Thunder opened on October 19th, and many of North America’s best skiers have been seen logging some early season miles ever since. The highlight of the first week was definitely the 3rd annual FT sprint race, which had what will likely be the most competitive field we will see in Canada this season... » more »
Killick and Webster Take 3rd Annual Spray DragRunners from the Bow Valley and Calgary gathered Saturday to come challenge themselves in the grueling Spray Drag race. Marking its 3rd year in Canmore, the funds from the race go to support the athletes and programs of the Alberta World Cup Academy. Finishing at the top of the Smith Dorrien road... » more »
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