AST Journals


2019 AST Athlete Journal: Caeden Carruthers

April 15, 2019
Hey everyone,     As a long season comes to a close it’s important to look back on your year and learn from your failures and your successes. Through my reflection, I’ve decided this year for me was one of learning, and the steepest learning curve I faced was balance. Before every single race this year, Jonas,... View Article

AST 2019 Athlete Journal: Claire Timmermann

March 1, 2019
Hello all! It has been a busy and cold one recently. Ever since the new year kicked around, I have found myself racing non stop, which comes with a lot of ups and downs. In early January, Tora and I met Leslie out in Collingwood where we had a week of NORAM racing. Tora and... View Article

AST 2019 Athlete Journal: Angus Musgrave

February 14, 2019
Hey everyone!! Welcome to my second Athlete journal as a part of the team. Over the last couple weeks the team split up with the boys going to Kimberley Mountain Resort,  to race the Dreadnaught speed series and a night slalom. The girls headed down south of the border to Snow King, Jackson, to ski... View Article

2019 AST Coach Journal: Darin McBeath

January 24, 2019
After a hectic Nov/Dec racing schedule the Alberta Ski Team has been enjoying some high quality local training and racing in January.  The first couple weeks saw the majority of the ski team training locally at Nakiska, C.O.P., Lake Louise and Norquay.  We are so blessed here in Alberta to have so many high quality... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal: Ashleigh Alexander

January 4, 2019
Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great time with your loved ones during the Christmas holidays and are now recovering from all the turkey dinners and festivities.  As we approach the New Year, our girl’s team will be heading out east to compete at NorAms. Unfortunately, I will not be joining them due to... View Article

2019 AST Coach Journal: Jonas Haehlen

December 13, 2018
Hello all! This is my first season as a coach with the Alberta Ski Team and what a ride it’s been so far. I was an athlete with the team for four years between 2010 and 2014 before I transitioned into coaching. Over the past four years, I coached at the FIS, U16 and U14... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal: Tora Hoshizaki

December 7, 2018
Hey everyone! The team just got back from our first race in Sun Peaks! All of us were eager to get back into racing and finally get this season rolling! Even with challenging conditions, all the AST athletes persevered and still had some great results. We are now back at home preparing for an extremely... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal: Caeden Carruthers

November 22, 2018
Hey everyone! After our first few weeks on snow at Nakiska, The Alberta Ski Team headed to Kamloops November 19th for our first races of the season in Sun Peaks. We’ve been training with high intensity and volume and pushing each other every day. The first few weeks on snow were about fine-tuning technical and... View Article

2019 AST Coach Journal: Leslie Firstbrook

November 2, 2018
OH Hey, It’s finally my turn! I wanted to share with everyone in our community, a collection of daily 1 second videos of the AST, from the last few months. My intention by doing this is to give our world a glimpse of what it is like to be a part of the Alberta Ski Team. We really are a family, we... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal – Claire Timmermann

October 17, 2018
Hello everybody! The team just got home from an awesome 3 week camp in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. We have a few days off at home to rest up and heal a few injuries before hitting the gym and the slopes again. We are scheduled to be back on snow for November 5th at Nakiska, however, with... View Article