March 8, 2017
Alberta Alpine is happy to announce Avery Lebsack (Lake Louise Ski Club), Alyssa Hill (Team Panorama), and Cassidy Gray (Team Panorama) have been selected to attend the 2017 Alpecimbra (formerly Topolino), FIS CHI event, in Folgaria Italy. The 3 Albertans were selected based on head to head racing and results at the U16 Canadian National Championships GS and SL events, held at Loch Lomond ON this past February. They will be joined by 3 U16 men from BC Alpine, Alpine Ontario, and Ski Quebec Alpin and will be supported by Leslie Firstbrook (Nakiska Alpine Ski Association) and Dustin Keopke (Grouse Tyee Ski Club) providing top notch coaching advice, whilst competing against the best U16 skiers in the world.
According to Dusan Grasic, ACA Domestic Director the opportunity is designed to “provide athletes with international experience in both training and racing environments, for continued success in the sport.”
Athletes will participate in both GS and SL events in Alpecimbra, and partake in training prior to the races under the guidance of Team Canada coaches. Races start this weekend. For more information and to follow along you can visit the EVENT WEBSITE