November 1, 2019
My name is Kiki Alexander and I am from Sunshine Alpine Racers. Welcome to my first of many athlete journals. I am super excited to keep you all updated throughout the season on what the team is up to! This being my first year on the team, I feel very lucky to be apart of the 2019-2020 Alberta Ski Team and I can’t wait to see what the season ahead brings us. We are a team of 13 that is full of energy, great character and of course exceptional racers.
Currently, the Alberta Ski Team is back home from an awesome camp in Hintertux, Austria. It was my first time ever being in Europe and WOW what a cool experience. It’s amazing how our sport can bring us to so many amazing places to see and meet some new and old friends along the way. Our team got in a lot of great GS and SL training and are now feeling strong and ready for the fast arriving race season. At the end of our Hintertux camp, we had the opportunity to watch the first Men’s World Cup GS race of the season in Soelden. What a great inspiration these athletes are to our team!
Upon our arrival home, there was no time to spare as we had our second annual Highest Peak Gala on October 30. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the gala this year go to Alberta Alpine’s Facebook page to see highlights of the night. You will see our AST athletes start the night off by strutting down the runway showing off some of Sporting Life’s new outfits along with our 2019/20 team uniforms which for the first time in a long time is not BLUE! I want to give a big shout out to the AST boy who clean up very nicely and the girls who all looked absolutely beautiful, even though we were all still suffering from a bit of jet lag. I also want to personally thank everyone who was apart of making the gala amazing. Thanks to all the sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this event a huge success. Awesome job to our very own Rob McCloskey and Kelly McBroom on the mic, who MC’d the night, you guys did a fantastic job. Big congrats to all of the Hall of Fame recipients, your dedication to this sport is a huge inspiration to the community. Thank you for your spirit, your hard work and your passion towards skiing! For the final announcement. If you haven’t heard yet, Alberta Alpine has partnered up with Lone Star Mercedes-Benz! This was very exciting news to the AST athlete, and we are all very excited to represent all our new and returning sponsors this season.
The season is coming fast and I couldn’t be more excited to get this race season going! The AST athletes will keep you updated on how the season is progressing. Thank you so much for reading my first ever athlete journal! See you all on the hill! Happy skiing!
– Kiki Alexander
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