Journey to Excellence
THE JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE AS TOLD BY OUR ALPINE CANADA SKI RACERS
The road to the podium in the elite levels of ski racing is long and challenging. Our Canadian skier development pathway begins during the Gliding Start and Skier Essentials stages of development continuing onto the Race to Win and Skiing for Life Stages. Watch and listen to these short video clips where they describe in their own words their journey to the achievement of excellence in ski racing. Skier development is a long-term process, these video collections provide insight into how our top Canadian ski racers started in the sport of ski racing and overcame challenges during their careers in order to succeed at both ski racing and life.
- Helly Hansen Living History
- Mackenzie Investments Performance Series
- Solace Speed Series
- 100th Anniversary
- My Ski Story
Presented by Helly Hansen
Kitzbühel is here, and we all know what that means, it’s going to be a wild ride! Catch the fifth chapter of “Living History” with Helly Hansen, featuring alumnus Erik Guay and current athletes, Benjamin Thomsen and Brodie Seger.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup has arrived in Wengen, Switzerland, featuring the longest downhill track in the world. Catch the fourth chapter of “Living History” with Helly Hansen, featuring alumnus Ken Read and current athlete Manny Osborne-Paradis.
The Alta Badia World Cup, featuring the ultimate giant slalom hill, is kicking off this Sunday! Catch the 3rd chapter of “Living History” with Helly Hansen, featuring alumnus Thomas Grandi and current athlete Erik Read.
Women's Weekend at the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup is just around the corner. Don't miss the 2nd chapter of "Living History" with Helly Hansen, featuring alumnus Kelly VanderBeek and current athletes Marie-Michèle Gagnon and Candace Crawford
The first instalment of "Living History" with Helly Hansen is here! Check out the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup with our Men’s Head Speed Coach and alumnus, John Kucera, as well as current athletes Jack Crawford and Dustin Cook.
Mackenzie Investments Performance Series
Part 3) Mackenzie Investments Performance Series: Better Together “Everyone elevates each other, we feed off each other, and together we're better” – Marie-Michèle Gagnon
Part 2) Mackenzie Investments Performance Series: Better Together “There’s no way that any of us would be able to achieve what we achieve without everyone behind us.” - Roni Remme
Part 1) Mackenzie Investments Performance Series: Better Together “It’s always better when all of us are together and were working towards a common goal. It’s not just team mates versus teammates, it’s Canada versus the rest of the world.” – Erin Mielzynski
Watch the final installment of the Mackenzie Performance series, featuring 2018 Paralympic medalist Kurt Oatway, member of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski team. Kurt speaks to his journey to success, highlighting the importance of his family, friends, and team members, as well remembering: “to not think too far into the future, and just work on what you can work on right now.”
As a veteran of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team, Alana Ramsay has the experience to push through the ups and downs of the ski racing season: "A bad day is only 24 hours, when you get up the next morning it’s a whole different day."
Hear from Benjamin Thomsen about the importance of being present in the moment, as well the strength and support behind the #CANskiteam.
Find out what drives #CANskiteam's Dustin Cook to push through the highs and lows of competition.
Canada's Ski Cross athletes talk about life as being a part of the team, and what it takes to be ready for each race.
Presented by Solace
“Every little bit counts, whether it’s how fast your skis are, how fast your suit is, it all adds up to get you medals.” – Reece Howden Hear from our athletes on the journey to the podium, and what it takes to hit your performance goals and taste success.
“This is a sport of hundredths. Every little bit counts.” – Jeff Read
Alpine Canada athletes were able to put themselves to the test at high speeds, in a state of the art wind tunnel before the season started and the impact is already being seen in results this season. Thank you Solace!
It's Ski Racings 100th Anniversary 1920 to 2020!
Take a trip down memory lane with Alpine Canada’s official 100th anniversary video. Curated by renowned sport video producer, Tim Thompson of CBC, this video highlights the rich tradition of our sport in Canada, with authentic footage captured throughout the last century.
My Ski Story
In 2011 and 2012, Alpine Canada produced a video series called #MySkiStory documenting the incredible journies of some of our current and past national team world-class competitors.
This video series provides an inspiring glimpse into the journey of our current and past ACA national team ski racers. Watch and listen to these short video clips where they describe in their own words their journey to the achievement of excellence in ski racing. Skier development is a long-term process, this video collection provides insight on how our top Canadian ski racers started in the sport of ski racing and overcame challenges during their careers in order to succeed at both ski racing and life.
Erin MielzynskiMarie-Michèle Gagnon Mike Janyk Erik Guay Ben Thompson Manuel Osborne-Paradis John Kucera
Ashleigh McIvorKelsey Serwa Marielle Thompson Brady Leman Chris Del Bosco