AOA Forms New Partnership with Blue Mountain Resorts

AOA and Blue Mountain Form Partnership to Support Ski Cross Development

COLLINGWOOD, ON (January 9th, 2019) – Alpine Ontario Alpine (AOA) and Blue Mountain Resorts (BMR) are thrilled to announce a new partnership to promote ski cross development in Ontario. For the first time ever, AOA is working alongside Blue Mountain for nine consecutive Friday nights, January 17th through to March 13th. The program, entitled “Nights At Blue”, will be open to U12+ registered AOA athletes and all registered AOA coaches. Training will run on ‘L-Hill’ which will be transitioned into various SX training sections.

AOA Competition Director, Robyn Skinner comments, “We are super excited to be working with Blue Mountain, one of the largest public ski resort in the province, to elevate the discipline of ski cross. This program will allow kids to test their skills in a relatively unstructured, fun environment with friends from different clubs. Athletically, the training will allow skiers to work on tucking, gliding, long impulse, patience, timing, tactics, line interpretation, air and more! For coaches there is also a great learning opportunity to take part in mock SX races as they learn to get comfortable with the format and pacing of a real event.  AOA is also working on running an SX Intro to Coaching On-Snow Module to identified sessions to train more coaches in this growing, dynamic discipline of Ski Cross.”

Athletes in the U12 category must be accompanied by a coach but for those in U14 and older they may register without a coach representative. Each night is only $20 plus your lift ticket. If considering the full 9-week program members are encouraged to purchase the Blue Mountain 5×7 pass which is being offered at the early bird rate with proof of AOA membership.  Click here to complete your application and remember to present your AOA membership receipt at Blue Mountain Guest Services to purchase at this special rate.

Please visit AOA’s event calendar in the coming days for more information regarding registration, coach and officials education opportunities.

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Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 44 member clubs and over 30,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grassroots level to the elite level.

For more information contact:
Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x132