From skiing to landscaping

Erik Guay – the most highly decorated alpine skier in Canada’s history – and his wife Karen recently acquired Northland in partnership with two couples, friends of theirs who, like…

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Bob Gilmour, « fou du ski »

Bob Gilmour, crazy about skiing Bob Gilmour was born on January 1, 1935, in Rosemere, Québec. His parents, Kenneth and Elsie, owned a dairy farm where they produced buttermilk. Their…

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Looking back at the Olympics

I found the Beijing Games really interesting, although a bit hard to follow thanks to the time difference. The ambience, for a spectator, is obviously very different from that of…

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Everyone can improve with coaching

This week I was lucky enough to work with Valérie Grenier at Tremblant. Back from the Games, she was home for a short stopover before returning to Europe for the…

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Self-esteem: too often neglected in training

Last week I gave a development-level training session to coaches. One of the aspects discussed was self-esteem. We talked about actions to take with young people who are more self-effacing…

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L’importance de la course en ski alpin

The importance of racing in alpine skiing Skiers have been training in gates without participating in a race for more than a year now. It’s time to start the competitions,…

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Slow and steady wins the race

Aesop was right. Without being the tortoise in the fable, you can progress by taking small steps and in particular, by being steady in your efforts to develop your physical…

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Responding to the health crisis by adapting and innovating

All too often, we take our way of doing things for granted. It works well and we don’t second guess ourselves. And everything does go well, as long as everyone…

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Seven days of skiing

I’am on the plane. We’re flying back from Sun Peaks, British Columbia. We have just completed a fantastic ski camp. I learned this morning that British Columbia has just limited…

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Is alpine skiing an essential service?

Looking back over recent months, we can see that having young people stop their sports activities is very harmful both physically and mentally. It’s well known that our body secretes…

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