We Are Calgary Alpine

We are a community of kindred spirits who’ve been celebrating the joy of ski racing for over 42 years. For us it is as much about developing great people as it is about developing great athletes. In our club you can’t have one without the other. This kind of dedication enables us to deliver transformational experiences to athletes and families that are unforgettable, empowering and exhilarating.

What Our Members Have to Say

We are Calgary Alpine, a committed group of ski race enthusiasts that compete, train and free-ski one hour away from Calgary AB, in Kananaskis Country at the amazing Nakiska Ski Area since 2003. The experience that our athletes and their families have really matters to us. We believe we are building more than a race team. Our members think so too:

“Our kids have been transformed by their experience with the club. It is such a positive community that not only improved their skiing but it gave them skills like independence and accountability that have been transferable to how they live their lives.”

“For us this club has given our family a chance to do what we love, together. We have made lifetime friendships with other families that we believe will last a lifetime. It really is so much more than a club.”

“What I love most about the club is that everyone is always there for you cheering you on no matter what level you ski at. My coach really cares about me and I get to ski with some of my best friends – I think that is pretty cool!”

“I was very fortunate to be able to take this sport to the next level. My passion for that desire to excel began at Calgary Alpine. It was such a significant part of my growth as an athlete and also as a person. I am here giving back to the club that gave me so much.”

Coaching Staff

GRANT RICHARDSON

Program Director
U16 Head Coach

Grant, the son of a ski school director, comes to coaching honestly! Growing up and skiing in the Eastern U.S. and attending a ski academy, Grant had a very successful ski racing career that culminated at the U.S. Ski Team Development Team level. Skiing for the University of Alaska, Grant was the captain of his university ski team and is a two-time NCAA All American.

After completing a degree in Applied Ethics, Grant studied Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Grant has founded or cofounded profit and non-profit companies including the National Alpine Training Center, Canmore MRI, the Lake Louise All Mountain Ski Club, and the Lake Louise Athletic Development Association.

Passionate about the sport of ski racing and coaching, Grant, a Performance Level Certified and NCCP Level 3 Certified coach, has coached for over 25 years. With a strong track record in ski coaching, Grant employs a long term approach toward athlete development- trying to see each and every athlete realize their athletic and personal potential.

When Grant is not coaching, he is the Owner and Operator of Rocky Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine Clinic in Canmore, Alberta – a business he and his wife Lynne own together. A true ski family, Grant and Lynne have two children who are equally as passionate for the sport of skiing: Cole (big mountain, slope style) and Britt (alpine ski racing). Mountain biking, hiking, stand up paddling, trail running, etc. fill the families days when the opportunity arises at their home in Canmore.

ERIN FYNN

Program Director
U16 Coach

A born and raised Alberta Girl, Erin grew up racing on all of our local slopes. She began when she was 6 years old and spent several years with various clubs before finally finding a home with the Kananaskis Alpine Racers when Nakiska opened to host the 1988 Olympics. Erin competed at provincial, national and even a few international races until the end of her 3rd year of FIS when she retired. She then began Coaching and completed her CSC Levels I and Level II while also attending the University of Calgary. After completing her BGS with a minor in Psychology and her Master of Teaching Degree Erin retired from Coaching to start a family.

However, skiing was always a part of her family’s life and once her girls were old enough to begin racing Erin made her return to Coaching. She was thrilled to return to snow and the world of racing as she was able to combine teaching and her love of skiing! Erin has spent the past decade and a half coaching and running programs at various clubs in the province. Over the years Erin has continued her coaching education, she is Park and Pipe Certified and Ski Cross Certified. She is a Level I and Level II Coach Evaluator, a Gliding Start Facilitator and a Level I Course Facilitator. In 2015 Erin completed her CSC Performance Level Training (Level III).

With four daughters who all raced, a husband who also coaches and a life long love of the sport Erin is very excited to be returning to the club, to be able to continue to share and pass on her passion. She is absolutely thrilled to be working with the U16 Team this season!

TBD

U16 Coach

To Be Determined

SCOTT SCHROEDER

U14 Head Coach

Scott grew up in Revelstoke BC where his love of skiing was born. He has been Ski Instructing and Coaching for over 25 years.

He is also a Canadian Ski Coach Facilitator helping time develop and educate the next generations of ski coaches.

RACQUEL SHANER

U14 Coach

This will be Racquel’s fourth season Coaching with Calgary Alpine. She has worked her way up through the programs and is thrilled to be joining the U14s this season!

PETER JURCAK

U12 Elite Head Coach

Peter is a highly decorated coach with over 25 years of coaching experience, graduating from a Ski Academy in Slovakia in 1985.

He has been coaching with Calgary Alpine for many seasons and loves the reward of getting to see the athletes grow, progress, and improve year after year.

Peter has an unrivalled passion for skiing and this is evident every day that he is on snow with athletes.

HUNTER PETERSON

U12 Elite Coach

Fresh off the FIS circuit Hunter is thrilled to be joining the U12 Elite Coaching Team. He has been a member of Calgary Alpine for as long as he can remember! Hunter is finishing his final year at the National Sport School and is looking forward to a fabulous season!

JASON HART

SnoFlyers Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon!

Coaching Staff

GRANT RICHARDSON

Program Director
U16 Head Coach

Grant, the son of a ski school director, comes to coaching honestly! Growing up and skiing in the Eastern U.S. and attending a ski academy, Grant had a very successful ski racing career that culminated at the U.S. Ski Team Development Team level. Skiing for the University of Alaska, Grant was the captain of his university ski team and is a two-time NCAA All American.

After completing a degree in Applied Ethics, Grant studied Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Grant has founded or cofounded profit and non-profit companies including the National Alpine Training Center, Canmore MRI, the Lake Louise All Mountain Ski Club, and the Lake Louise Athletic Development Association.

Passionate about the sport of ski racing and coaching, Grant, a Performance Level Certified and NCCP Level 3 Certified coach, has coached for over 25 years. With a strong track record in ski coaching, Grant employs a long term approach toward athlete development- trying to see each and every athlete realize their athletic and personal potential.

When Grant is not coaching, he is the Owner and Operator of Rocky Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine Clinic in Canmore, Alberta – a business he and his wife Lynne own together. A true ski family, Grant and Lynne have two children who are equally as passionate for the sport of skiing: Cole (big mountain, slope style) and Britt (alpine ski racing). Mountain biking, hiking, stand up paddling, trail running, etc. fill the families days when the opportunity arises at their home in Canmore.

ERIN FYNN

Program Director
U16 Coach

A born and raised Alberta Girl, Erin grew up racing on all of our local slopes. She began when she was 6 years old and spent several years with various clubs before finally finding a home with the Kananaskis Alpine Racers when Nakiska opened to host the 1988 Olympics. Erin competed at provincial, national and even a few international races until the end of her 3rd year of FIS when she retired. She then began Coaching and completed her CSC Levels I and Level II while also attending the University of Calgary. After completing her BGS with a minor in Psychology and her Master of Teaching Degree Erin retired from Coaching to start a family.

However, skiing was always a part of her family’s life and once her girls were old enough to begin racing Erin made her return to Coaching. She was thrilled to return to snow and the world of racing as she was able to combine teaching and her love of skiing! Erin has spent the past decade and a half coaching and running programs at various clubs in the province. Over the years Erin has continued her coaching education, she is Park and Pipe Certified and Ski Cross Certified. She is a Level I and Level II Coach Evaluator, a Gliding Start Facilitator and a Level I Course Facilitator. In 2015 Erin completed her CSC Performance Level Training (Level III).

With four daughters who all raced, a husband who also coaches and a life long love of the sport Erin is very excited to be returning to the club, to be able to continue to share and pass on her passion. She is absolutely thrilled to be working with the U16 Team this season!

TBD

U16 Coach

Bio Coming Soon!

SCOTT SCHROEDER

U14 Head Coach

Scott grew up in Revelstoke BC where his love of skiing was born. He has been Ski Instructing and Coaching for over 25 years.

He is also a Canadian Ski Coach Facilitator helping time develop and educate the next generations of ski coaches.

RACQUEL SHANER

U14 Coach

This will be Racquel’s fourth season Coaching with Calgary Alpine. She has worked her way up through the programs and is thrilled to be joining the U14s this season!

PETER JURCAK

U12 Elite Head Coach

Peter is a highly decorated coach with over 25 years of coaching experience, graduating from a Ski Academy in Slovakia in 1985.

He has been coaching with Calgary Alpine for many seasons and loves the reward of getting to see the athletes grow, progress, and improve year after year.

Peter has an unrivalled passion for skiing and this is evident every day that he is on snow with athletes.

HUNTER PETERSON

U12 Elite Coach

Fresh off the FIS circuit Hunter is thrilled to be joining the U12 Elite Coaching Team. He has been a member of Calgary Alpine for as long as he can remember! Hunter is finishing his final year at the National Sport School and is looking forward to a fabulous season!

JASON HART

SnoFlyers Head Coach

Bio Coming Soon!