LLAMSC is happy to announce that we are going back to the Blanket Glacier Ski Hut with CAPOW guiding this April. The trip will take place April 17th-21st, 2024. The total cost of the trip is $2550, and that includes the helicopter ride in and out of the EHframe, 5-star meals cooked by their amazing chefs, and beautiful ski touring and avalanche safety learning opportunities guided by the world-renowned CAPOW guides.
The athletes and parents that came along last April had an absolute blast skiing pow, building backcountry booters, popping pillows, and learning about the interior BC snowpack. The guides Lisa, Seb, and Aaron showed us an amazing time and we have all been dreaming of going back since.
Please keep in mind that the athletes who attend must have their AST 1 and be older then 14 years old. Registration is up to the coach’s discretion, and seats are reserved for the Lake Louise All Mountain Ski Club. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see more amazing videos and photos, go check out @blanketglacierchalet on Instagram, or check out their website, http://www.blanketglacierchalet.com.
Come join us at the EHframe this season!
Head Coach, LLAMSC, LLSCs
I wanted to take the time to welcome all of our one day program athletes to the 2023:24 ski season. We are very excited about the staff we have in place for your athletes this year as they promise to bring an excellent mix of experience and youthful excitement. We all love to ski and look forward to sharing our passion with you.
If you are a new parent to the club, I encourage you to meet some of your peers when dropping your athletes off in the morning and going for a ski yourselves. All of the groomed runs are in great shape and with more terrain opening daily , there is a variety of early season options all over the mountain. Some ski days will be organized by your board members and head coaches once we all get into the swing of things.
At the end of your day, our goal as a staff is to send everyone home with a smile on their faces after learning some new skills and looking forward to the next day on the mountain together.
Think snow and have a great weekend!
Executive Director, Lake Louise Ski Clubs
The LLSCs is committed to being leaders through the Canadian ski community by promoting Safe Sport practices and education among our membership and staff. We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new Safe Sport page. Positioned prominently in the top menu of our homepage, this dedicated space will offer the latest in Safe Sport resources, education, training details, and essential contacts.
Do you know what Safe Sport is? Have you taken the Safe Sport training? Do you know how to report suspected maltreatment? Our aim is to empower our community—athletes, coaches, staff, and members—to actively engage in creating the safest possible environment for our athletes to thrive.
Take a look at the video below from Basketball Canada for a better understand of how everyone plays a role. Safe Sport is everyone's responsibility and with your support and involvement we can ensuring a secure and supportive space for all.
Grizzlies Head Coach & Safe Sport Committee Co-Chair
We are so excited that ski season is finally here! We wanted to send out a note to capture the volunteer commitment information all in one place! Your role as a parent in the club is critical to the success of all of our athletes, and to help make sure we have volunteer support, all athletes have a volunteer points commitment. You can choose to pay the volunteer bond instead, but honestly volunteering is fun, and a great way to get to know other ski families!
A family is required to collect points (or pay the fees) for up to two athletes (e.g., if a family has three athletes, they will be required to volunteer/pay the bond for two athletes). Members should volunteer for at least one financial opportunity and one community building opportunity. This is a minimum of 1 point in each opportunity category. This year, because many of the financial opportunities occurred before the season even started, as such you only need a minimum of 1 financial point (bringing in one sponsor can get you that point!).
Throughout the year, volunteer time will be tracked in the VOLUNTEER CREDIT TRACING SPREADSHEET. Please check your volunteer points throughout the season, and if you think something has been missed, please email email@example.com for assistance. There is usually a time lag getting hours in the system. Currently we do not have the volunteer list from the Calgary New and Used Ski Sale reflected. This year, as families hit their total, we will be removing the bond payment in RAMP and we will stop tracking actively tracking your points.
SO if you are thinking... "how on earth am I going to hit this total?"... have no fear! Below is a list of common opportunities. As other opportunities come up, emails requests will generally be sent out, and an appropriate point value allocated. If you volunteer for something, and aren't sure it's been captured just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Sheena Johnson & Mandy Long
Volunteer Coordinators, Lake Louise Ski Clubs
This Safe Sport information session is intended for parents and to bring more awareness to Safe Sport as it will help you understand what Safe Sport is, what it is not and how to go about reporting incidents. All parents are encouraged to attend this free session hosted by ITP in association with AASA.
This session is appropriate for parents of Grizzles, All Mountain and Race athletes!
When: Tonight, November 1, 6 pm
Where: Virtual (Click here to join)
Member Services, LLSCs
Alberta Alpine needs our help! They are short volunteers for their upcoming casino next week, Tuesday November 7 & Wednesday, November 8. All shifts are evening shifts starting at either 7 or 11 pm. If you are available please reach out directly to Alberta Alpine Member Services at email@example.com.
Member Services, LLSCs
Alberta Alpine is hosting the officials update this weekend with the option to join on either Saturday or Sunday from 9am-12pm. Information and registration can be found on the Alberta Alpine calendar. This update is a refresher for all current Level 1, 2 & 3 officials. Both sessions are offered virtually. Deadline to register is Nov 2nd at 11pm.
Level 1 officials course will be offered in house at a later date. Please watch your inbox for further details.
Level 2 and 3 courses should be populating the AASA calendar shortly.
Executive Director, LLSCs
Good news, LLSCs Members! GearUp Mountain Sports in Canmore is thrilled to announce its continued sponsorship of our RISE Program for the 2023-24 season. With the the support of GearUp, we are proud to provide each athlete in the club with a RISE bag tag as a reminder of our RISE philosophy. At the Lake Louise Ski Club, RISE stands for Respect, Inclusion, Support, and Effort. This philosophy shines in everything we do, promoting athletic development and character growth.
Our RISE Athletes of the Month are given a special spotlight, earning their very own RISE hat. In addition to this recognition, our RISE Coaches of the Month receive a RISE hat and a complimentary GearUp tune. It's a way to acknowledge and celebrate excellence within our club, from our talented athletes to our dedicated coaches.
GearUp isn't just a sponsor; they're an integral part of our community. Once again, they will be donating a pair of skis to be presented to one of our lucky RISE athletes or coaches, of the month, drawn at the year-end banquet. This generous contribution adds an element of excitement and anticipation to our annual celebration.
GearUp understands that a successful partnership involves giving back to the community. For the month of October, they are running their Annual TuneUp Special, offering a full tune at only $49.95 (regularly $74.95). This is the perfect opportunity to get your skis race and all mountain skis in top shape for the upcoming season.
For the rest of the season, GearUp is extending a 15% discount on all regular-priced tuning services to club members,. This ongoing discount ensures that maintaining your equipment is affordable and hassle-free. It's as easy as mentioning you are with the Lake Louise Ski Clubs when you drop off your gear.
For families who prefer to maintain their skis between professional tunes, GearUp has you covered with a good selection of wax and tuning equipment in stock, and they have even more arriving soon. This means you can take control of your gear's maintenance and performance.
Let's embrace the winter season and RISE together with the help of GearUp Mountain Sports!
Member Services, Lake Louise Ski Clubs
We are incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with Ski West. Ski West is generously donating a $1000 gift card to each of our Skier for Life Bursary recipients starting this year!
This bursary program was started by the club in 2021 and is intended to help keep athletes involved in competitive alpine skiing. The club sets aside 2% of the previous seasons' program fees to help families by providing up to a 50% discount on an athletes basic fees. Ski West's partnership in the program will go a long way in achieving the Clubs' goal of keeping young athletes in the sport!
We all know skiing is an expensive sport. If you are ever in a position where support is needed, please reach out to Member Services. We are always ready and willing to work with you!
Member Services, Lake Louise Ski Clubs
Come out and support our current Alberta Ski Team athletes, including LLSCs alum Caleb Brooks, as well as the upcoming Development Team, including LLSC current FIS athletes Olivier Brooks, Kyleigh McConnell and Kate Smith!
Unable to attend and you would still like to support our athletes? Alberta Alpine is still accepting donations for their silent auction. All funds raised from the auction will go directly towards the athletes costs this season. Please contact Genevieve Giroux for more information.
Member Services, LLSCs