ASXT Athlete Journal: Garrett Musgrave

Hello everyone!

My name is Garrett Musgrave, this is my first year on the Alberta Ski Cross Team. I could not be more excited to kick off our season with the first race happening this weekend at Nakiska!

I have been experiencing many emotions leading up to this event. Mainly, I have been extremely excited to be returning to this sport. After the 2018 season, I decided to pursue football and academics at the University of Alberta. It was extremely hard to leave a sport that I enjoyed so much but, after some time away, I knew I was not done yet. I have been extremely grateful to be reunited with my old teammates and my amazing new coaches.

Leading up to our first race of the season, we were very fortunate to have preseason training over in Europe. It was a trip with many firsts and great laughs along the way. We started our trip in Stelvio, Italy, then we made our way to Hintertux, Austria and finally Saas Fee, Switzerland. When returned home, we had great training opportunities and facilities at Nakiska Ski Resort. Everyone has been getting very excited for the upcoming race as Covid-19 had put a hold on last year’s races for my teammates. The energy during training has been very competitive and it will be amazing to put all of our hard work to the test this weekend.

This season has been a lot of fun so far and I expect it to only get better. It all starts with our coaches Shayne Spence and Kya Fairley who are joined by our Strength and Conditioning coach, Nate Morris. They make sure we are sticking to our goals while working as hard as we can along with keeping everybody motivated while having some laughs. This season wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t have the support from my family along with my peers at home that helped me to get to where I needed to be. Thank you to everyone that helped my journey back into the skiing community including our team sponsors Sporting Life World Cup Supply, Karbon, GMC, and Raymond James Mission Wealth Advisors. I’m also grateful for the personal support provided by Alpine Saskatchewan.

Thank you for Reading!