AST Athlete Journal: Ashleigh Alexander

Wow what a crazy summer we’ve all had. I want to start off by saying I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and getting ready to go skiing! I was planning on doing a quick video on our first week at Nakiska but unfortunately I sprained my ankle and was not able to ski this week.

Our trip to Saas Fee was incredible! The first few days were a little crazy as we were all trying to remember how to ski, but thankfully we all got back into our groove. A huge thanks to the Tenne hotel for always being amazing.

Once we got back we had to quarantine for two weeks and that left a few of us pretty stir crazy. But now we are out and the team is currently at Nakiska, finally getting to ski in Canada for the first time in 7 months!

Since this is my only athlete journal this year, I wanted to use this to thank our sponsors, coaches and supporters. Over the years I have seen this team change drastically and this year I’m seeing it change for the better. Our coaches Gavin, Jim, Jonas and Peter have been amazing, fun and so supportive. I’m so excited to see what this season holds for us.

Another person I want to thank is Rob McCloskey. Rob, you’re amazing and we miss you everyday! You believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. You’ve worked to create a positive environment for all athletes in every province, at every age. I hope your having an amazing time in Sunpeaks, but please come back and visit us soon!!

I also want to mention Alied. You may not always see Alied on the hill but know she’s always working in the backgrounds for every athlete in Alberta. Thank you Alied for making sure we stay organized and get to do what we love.

To our sponsors, Sporting life, Sync, Lone Star Mercedes: thank you for your continued support and love–we wouldn’t be able to do this without you.

I wish you all an amazing ski season and good health! If you see me on the hill come say hi! I would love to chat!

Thank you and until next time,

Ashleigh Alexander