Courtney Hoffos makes Canada Ski Cross Team

WVSC Alum Courtney Hoffos Is Member of Canada Ski Cross Team

 

Windermere Valley Ski Club member, Courtney Hoffos made the switch from alpine ski racing to ski cross last year and she hasn’t looked back.  Since Courtney was a strong alpine the racer coached by both Helmut Spiegl and Mike Lewis, she had a lot of the skills and the drive to do well at ski cross.

Making its debut in 2010, ski cross stands as one of the newest additions to the winter Olympics.  With a relatively new sport like ski cross, athletes and organizations stand to gain a tremendous amount from innovate programs.  Alpine Canada Alpin and the Canada Ski Cross program is creating a Centralized Training and Education Program in Calgary, Alta., which will allow athletes to simultaneously pursue post-secondary education and high performance sport.

Now a member of the Canada Ski Cross team, Courtney was selected for this program in Calgary.  Courtney is studying at the Haskayne School of Business at University of Calgary, training and racing with the “Nexgen” Canada Ski Cross team.

Read more HERE.

Windermere Valley Ski Club AGM 2016/17 Season

Windermere Valley Ski Club

AGM

Tuesday October 4, 2016 7:00pm

Hoffos Residence, Windermere

You are invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting.

WMSC is run by volunteers and it needs your help to grow and continue. There are positions open on the executive (as outlined below) for 2016/2017.

  1. Adoption of Minutes, WVSC AGM 2015
  2. Financial Review 2015/16 – Gerri
  3. Review of the BC Alpine Training Center – Helmut
  4. Coaching Staff – Helmut Spiegl, Janice Morgan, Mike Lewis
  5. Panorama Instructors
  6. Review of proposed Training Calendar 2016/17 – Helmut/ Janice
  7. Review of Race Schedule
  8. Snow Stars races,  proposed special events
  9. Nomination for Election of Officers
  • President                     Jenny Hoffos
  • Treasurer                    Gerri Brightwell
  • Alpine Chair
  • Registrar                     Renee Franken
  • Snow Stars Parents     Kirsten and Mark Boulay
  • Directors                     Alison Brown, Gordon Bagan

 

10.  Ski Swap – Sat. Nov. 5th – Jenny

11.  WVSC Web site –Done by Tracy Connery

12.  New Business

 

 

WVSC Calendar 2016-17

Here is the calendar for the entry level ski program for 2016-17. Happy skiing!

WVSC Training Calendar 2016

 

Helmut Spiegl Honoured High Performance Ski Coach of the Year!

FISCoach-awardSo proud is Windermere Valley Ski Club to announce that Head Coach, Helmut Spiegl, was presented with the 2014 – 2015 High Performance Coach of the Year (U16 and FIS) award at the recent BC Alpine Awards Dinner.

It was well-earned and well deserved!

Congratulations, Helmut!

Lusti Cup!

LindaPutnam (11 of 15)

Lusti Cup this Sunday, January 25th.

12:30-2 pm on New Timer, Toby Chair.

WVSC 2014-15 Training Calendar

calendarHere is the training calendar for this coming 2014-15 season.  Please take a look and note not only training dates but upcoming events as well.  Stay tuned for any changes.

WVSC Ski Calendar 2014-15

Please Read!

choffosHello all BC Alpine Club Presidents, Alpine Chairs and Program Directors.  Please take a look at the letter below from the CEO of Alpine Canada, Mark Rubenstein.  Mark has been the CEO for one year and is working very hard to make ACA world class.

Dear Friends of Canadian Ski Racing

 

 

Windermere Valley Ski Club Ski Swap

Windermere Valley Ski Swap!

Windermere Valley Ski Club Ski SwapFall has arrived and it’s time to think about our favourite pastime- skiing!
We will host our annual ski swap at the Invermere Community Hall on Saturday, October 11th. Please, come out and support our swap by selling, and, of course, buying your gear.   There will also be a concession and ski tuning available.
Club registration will also be in full swing!
Noon – 3:00
Check in equipment 9:00 to 11:30 am.  For information call 250 341-1650.
Thank you for supporting Windermere Valley Ski Club!

AGM October 7th, 7pm

As noted last week, our AGM will be held this Tuesday, Oct 7th, at 7:00 pm at the Hoffos residence in Windermere. For those of you unfamiliar, the location is upstairs of the General Store, kitty corner of the White House Pub.

We hope that many of you can make it to discuss this year’s program possibilities. The agenda is:

1. Adoption of minutes, WVSC AGM 2013
2. Financial Review 2013/14 – Gerri
3. Introduction of Plan and Budget for 2014/15
4. Coaching Staff – Helmut Spiegl
Mike Lewis, Janice Morgan
Panorama Instructors
5. Review of Training Schedule 2014/15 – Helmut
6. Review of Race Schedule
Snow Stars races
7. Nomination for Election of Officers:
President Jenny Hoffos
Treasurer Gerri Brightwell
Alpine Chair Colleen Bermel
Registrar Helmut Spiegl
Snow Stars Parent Alison Brown
Directors Rene Franken, Neil Carey
8. Team Fundraising – Ski Swap – Sat. Oct 11th – Jenny
9. Kootenay FIS Team Van – Helmut
10. WVSC Web site – Done by Tracy Connery

Martin Grasic Wins Keurig BC Cup

Martin Grasic Makes National Ski Team!

Martin Grasic Wins Keurig BC CupWindermere Valley Ski Club is so proud to offer CONGRATULATIONS! to Martin Grasic for making the National Ski Team!

After his great results last winter Martin Grasic was selected to Alpine Canada’s National Development Team and became WVSC’s newest National Team member.

Unlike most European National Teams the Canadian Ski Team athletes are required to contribute to their training and racing expenses. These contributions are very substantial especially at the Development Team levels.

Martin has launched his online fundraising campaign which gives us all the opportunity to support him in his lifelong passionate pursuit of becoming the best ski racer in the world.

Please, check out his story on his site and give him your support if you can:  www.makeachamp.com/martingrasic

Windermere Valley Ski Club couldn’t be more pleased for Martin and his family!

You can read more HERE.