Last season, Banff Alpine Racers were lucky to receive a Grant from Banff Canmore Community Foundation & True Sport, towards 15 Avalanche kits. This season we are committing to educating our young athletes on Avalanches within the ski resort and in the back country. Athletes and coaches will be educated in the safe environment in bounds, at local resorts.
Last week U12 and U16 athletes learnt the affects, causes and risks that are involved with avalanches. It definitely caught the attention of the young participants. U12 attended an age specific course learning the basics of avalanche equipment and search techniques.
U16 athletes were able to engage in a more detailed avalanche course. Athletes finished the day working as a team to find 2 buried packs in a scenario on Boundary Bowl, Mt Norquay. This initiative can only make our Club members more aware of their surroundings and make sure their friends and family understand the risks and make smart decisions within the ski environment.
We do live in an amazing part of the world, and are extremely lucky to take advantage of these mountains every weekend!
BAR Alumni Trevor Philp and Erik Read are headed to South Korea this week for the upcoming Winter Olympics. This week Trevor and Erik along with team mate Phil Brown are training at their old stomping grounds, Mt Norquay.
BAR Coaches, Team Canada Staff and volunteers helped water inject training run “Silver Legacy” earlier this week to provide prime training conditions for the 3 Olympic hopefuls.
GO TEAM CANADA!
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Check out the entire Alpine Team:
Check out the2017 Banff Winterstart Video. Thank you again to Caribou Lodge, Banff Alpine Racers & Banff Lodging Volunteers, and of course all the participants!
Tech Shop is already working on 2018 Race! Check it and out, and maybe you are famous!!
Rob Bosinger Memorial Weekend Registration is open!
The Bozocup Pro-Am features head-to-head racing in an exciting round-robin dual slalom drag race. Great, fun event raising money for SADS and Athlete Scholarships.
Saturday March 31st – 16+ past and present athletes
Sunday April 1st – Kinder Cup, open to U14 and U16 athletes
Check out registration and volunteer sign up:
Will be awarding up to two scholarships at the end of this month to two athletes currently participating in Bow Valley Quickies or Banff Alpine Racers Programs. Each award shall be $1,750 and is to be applied toward coaching fees or travel costs for the 2017/2018 season.
Please fill in the attached application and provide a cover letter introducing yourself to the BARF Selection Committee: Brian Brown, Greg Manktelow, Paul Stutz and Damien Mills.
All applications shall be reviewed by the Committee and winning applicants contacted directly by BARF.
- Who can apply? Anyone, though special consideration is provided to applicants who reside (full or Part Time) in the Bow Valley Communities of Exshaw, Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. The foundation is part of the Bow Valley Community Foundation so its charter is to support and promote skiing to families and athletes who reside in the Bow Valley
- Can the funds be used elsewhere? No, the Foundation was set up to support young athletes as they participate and develop as young ski racers in the Bow Valley Racers or Banff Alpine Racers Programs.
- Do I need to be a BVQ or BAR Athlete? No, but special consideration is provided to athletes who are currently enrolled within BVQ or BAR Programs. The committee may elect at their discretion to provide funds to an athlete who is an Alumni of the program or advancing in the ski career beyond BVQ & BAR Programming.
- Do I have to be a top athlete in my age group to qualify? No, awards and achievements within ski racing are not necessary qualifications. We’re looking for athletes that want to continue in the sport and have a passion for ski racing, skiing, their skiing community and peers.
- Who should fill out the application? The athlete applying for the scholarship should fill out the application and provide a cover letter. It’s about them and their passion for the sport.
- Is this designed as financial aid? Financial need is not a requirement for the application or award of the scholarship but part of the goal of BARF is to support athletes as they grow in the sport so consideration is given to athletes who may not otherwise be able to continue in the sport without aid from the community.
- Are there other scholarships available for young athletes? Yes, there are many scholarships and grants available for young athletes in Alberta and we would encourage you to look for these opportunities in addition to application to BARF. Alberta Alpine maintains a list of awards and grants available for young athletes. Winning or receiving additional grants in no way impedes your application or probability of winning the BARF Scholarship.
- Can I receive the scholarship more than once? Yes, though each year you will need to apply.
Again we will be holding Banff Community Ski Lessons for kids who reside and attend school in Banff. This program is fundraised by Banff Alpine Racers and Bow Valley Quikies. We encourage local Banff kids to get outside and experience skiing in the mountains. This program is free for eligible candidates aged 5-10years.
Lessons are Friday Evening at Mt Norquay 5pm-6.30pm
Camp #1 – January 26th, February 2nd and February 9th – CLOSED
Camp #2 – February 23rd, March 2nd and March 9th – OPEN UNTIL February 10th
To register please read and complete the documents below – contact details included
Alpine Canada Form
“Creating Skiers For Life”