AST Journals


Alpine Insurance Athlete Journal – Mikey Soetaert

November 13, 2015
It’s finally here! With cold temperatures around the corner, the Alberta Ski Team is gearing up for the ski season this week. Today we got our new Descente jackets and they are looking fresh! With our new team uniforms everyone is ready to get to work. As dry land comes to an end, everyone is... View Article

Alpine Insurance Alberta Ski Team Athlete Journal – Haley McKercher

November 5, 2015
Happy Halloween everyone, I hope you all had a spooky Halloween weekend. Since my last athlete journal, I have graduated from high school, turned 18, and have gained 5 pounds (not from Häagen-Dazs) from dryland at the team’s second home, Peak Power. The team is so fortunate to have a workout environment like Peak Power... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – HUSTON PHILP

October 27, 2015
As the season starts to pick up, the Alberta Ski Team couldn’t be more prepared. We have just completed 5 weeks of pre-season training in Saas Fee, Switzerland. The first camp consisted of 3 weeks followed by a second 2 week camp. Both camps were very successful. Throughout the 5 weeks of training, we received... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – JACK LEITCH

October 19, 2015
Jack Leitch submitted a video account of the team’s Saas Fee October training camp. View it here.

ALPINE INSURANCE ALBERTA SKI TEAM ATHLETE JOURNAL – SARAH TAYLOR

October 6, 2015
We are back in Switzerland this week ready for our last pre-season camp before we get back on snow at home. Since we have arrived in SassFee it has snowed 130cm on the glacier. With that delaying our first two days, we had a beautiful day on the glacier, filled with drills and technical skiing... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – BEN LEGREE

September 28, 2015
It’s that time of year again! We’re getting the last few weeks of physical training in before we are back on snow again in Switzerland. We have spent the last 2 or so weeks working hard in the gym and I have also incorporated a bit of time on my bike. Fall is my favorite... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – GEORGIA BURGESS

September 23, 2015
From super aggressive lift lines to ridiculous amounts of cheese consumption, I think I can say I got the full European experience. I am now on my second week of recuperation at home after returning from SaasFee Switzerland. The team and I headed overseas for three weeks of some on snow training, which was a... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – COLLIN TAYLOR

September 17, 2015
Well as fun as it is skiing in Switzerland, it is always nice to come home for a bit and sleep in your own bed, and not have to worry about battling through the lift lines every morning to get a seat at the top lodge. The lift lines in Switzerland are a whole new... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – KEEGAN SHARP

September 1, 2015
Year after year the summer seems to be getting shorter and shorter, but that could be that they’re just getting more fun. Fun is probably the best way to describe my summer. Near the end of June my family packed up and we headed down to the Oregon coast for a summer of surfing as... View Article

ALPINE INSURANCE ATHLETE JOURNAL – ZOE BELCZYK

August 25, 2015
From Saas-Fee, Switzerland As of Tuesday morning, AST has successfully made it to Saas-Fee Switzerland! After returning from our Mt. Hood camp in early July, we started a new dry land program preparing us for this camp. Between more demanding workouts and a summer job I found myself quite busy the last month. Unlike most... View Article