Avalanche Safety

1/19/2020

Over the past few weeks, Canada has been recieving significant snowfall across the country. Snow safety education is the best way to prepare skiers for travel in off-piste environments inside and outside of ski area boundaries.  Avalanches are the most significant threat to the safety of anyone recreating in an uncontrolled mountainous country during the winter months. Avalanches can occur within a ski area boundary or outside the ski area in the backcountry. It's important to understand... Read More

Concussion: Facts You NEED To Know

1/13/2020

January 2020 marks the start of the #CHECKFORCONCUSSION: 2020 PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN with Parachute Canada. Parachute, supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada, created a national awareness campaign for recognizing potential concussions featuring champion athletes, including Alpine Canada National Team Alumni Steve Podborski.   Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that jars your head, could cause a concussion. To learn more about the management... Read More

Eat, Sleep, Ski & Repeat

1/10/2020

Sleep is the cheapest and most effective performance enhancer due to its physiological and restorative effects. The lack of sleep can be a severe performance disruptor, young athletes are considered an at-risk group for reduced sleep duration and quality (Fox, Scanlan, Stanton and Sargent, 2019). Athletes can optimize recovery and enhance training and competition performance through the use of proper sleep hygiene habits.   What is the purpose of sleep? Sleep... Read More