AST Journals


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

2019 AST Coach Journal – Darin McBeath

September 27, 2018
Greetings from Saas-Fee , Switzerland. The Alberta Ski Team is finally all together, training on the Fee Glacier situated below the Allalinhorn, reaching 4027m.  Conditions have been absolutely perfect and the world knows it.  There are many World Cup and Europa Cup teams here right now.  We are training along some of the worlds best skiers... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal: Angus Musgrave

September 13, 2018
Hello everyone,  This is my first Athlete Journal, I’m super glad to be part of such an awesome group for this upcoming season and thankful for the opportunity. Lately, we have been spending some extra time in the gym as this is the final push before on snow training begins in Hintertux, Austria. We have... View Article

2019 AST Athlete Journal: Ashleigh Alexander

August 25, 2018
First of the Athlete Journals for the 2018/19 is from second year Alberta Ski Team member, Ashleigh Alexander. Instagram: @ashleighalexanderr Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great summer! The new team just got back from Mt Hood. Our first on snow camp went really well lots of volume and now lots of... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal: Sam Wall

May 3, 2018
Hi All! Thanks to everyone who took the time to either read or watch the team’s journals this season. This will be the last AST journal for the season. April 15th marked my last ski race.  It was incredibly emotional but it really couldn’t have finished any better. The sun was out at Nakiska and... View Article

Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Claire Timmermann

April 26, 2018
I guess you just need to trust the process, cause all it takes is time. This year was a terrifying yet refreshing, discouraging yet successful, roller coaster of an experience for me. As a rookie on the team, I felt like I had a standard of potential I had to live up to each day... View Article