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Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy

The Academy is 10 years old

For the past ten years, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy has shaped young athletes into Canada’s strongest cross-country skiers. That deserves a pat on the back. The Academy took an evening to celebrate its past, present and future Sunday (June 24) at...

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AIAWCA Ski Waxing

This is an edit of a wax article I wrote a few years ago. The goal was to share some of our processes and highlight some of our favourite waxes. We work very closely with Start ski wax, a sponsor of ours, and this line has become a cornerstone of our wax box. Over the...

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We give back to sport through Northern Camp

Alpine Insurance AWCA, CRTG give back to sport through Northern Camp When it comes to cross-country ski champions, Northern Alberta has a rich history. Beckie Scott changed the sport from Athabasca. Olympians such as Graeme Killick, Amanda Ammar, Jamie and Amanda...

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Thank You Scott

Scott was upfront with us at his initial job interview that his professional goal at the time was to pursue a firefighting career, and that he was in the queue for enrollment without any kind of timeline or guarantee of employment.  He was fresh off of his World Cup...

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Happy Canada Day from Thunder Bay

Our team has arrived this afternoon in Thunder Bay for the third annual National Alignment Camp, hosted by the NTDC Thunder Bay.  Previous years were hosted in Canmore (NST/AWCA), and Mt. Tremblant (CNEPH). Attending the camp from the Alpine Insurance Alberta World...

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Alpine Insurance AWCA names 2017/2018 squad

With an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy has announced its stable of high calibre skiers for the 2017/2018 season. Dahria Beatty, Knute Johnsgaard and Emily Nishikawa appear to be locks for Canada’s Olympic team, while...

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Tribute to Joey Burton

On behalf of the Alberta World Cup Academy, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Joey's family, friends and many teammates within the tight-knit skiing community, following the unexpected passing of Joey last week. Joey was very close with many members...

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Sponsorship Announcement

The Alberta World Cup Academy, Canada’s premier high performance training centre, is thrilled to welcome Alpine Insurance into its Nordic ski family as a title sponsor for the 2017/2018 season. The partnership represents the next step in a longstanding and mutually...

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Cowboy hats aplenty on Whistler podium

The Academy men swept the sprint podium, as the team dominated the Western Canadian Championships in Whistler B.C., Jan 21-23. With Knute Johnsgaard away on the World Cup, AWCA alumnus Jesse Cockney stepped in to take the open men’s title Friday (Jan. 21) in the skate...

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A Taste of Fall

Join us on Friday, October 28th for A Taste of Fall, an evening of fine dining in support of Canada’s top athletes This evening affair consists of a four course dinner with wine pairings. Dinner will be prepared by Canmore’s very own Top Chefs Stefan Kuhn and Patric...

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Academy Partners & Sponsors


Cross Country Alberta


Alpine Insurance
Start Ski Wax
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company