April 24, 2021

Dear AASA Members:

RE: Athletic Director Announcement

After an extensive search, Alberta Alpine is very pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Benge as the Athletic Director.

Josh comes to us with a world of experience, most recently as the Assistant Coach with the U.S. Ski Team C & D Men’s team. His background includes working with the U.S. Ski Team – Europe Cup Men’s group as well as helping to develop and build the Korean National Ski Team, ensuring they were performance ready at the Korean Olympics. Josh has coaching experience with several clubs, one being the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Team which has 1200 athletes, where he also collaborated with the Prep Period Strategic plan for the entire club.

Josh’s education includes a Level 3 Coach, Level 3 Referee, Level 1 Timing and Calculations, Avalanche Level 1 along with a strong working knowledge with non-profit operations and fundraising.

When Josh isn’t on the ski hill you will find him mountain biking, hiking, and camping with his wife Catherine from their home in Canmore.

Please welcome Josh to the AASA family, I know he will try to meet as many of you as soon as he can. Josh will start on May 3rd out of the Canmore office.

Best regards,
Patrick Gillespie
President of Alberta Alpine Ski Association

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