The Ontario Ski Team (OST) is one of the main properties of Alpine Ontario Alpin with coaches , office staff and support staff working directly with this team throughout the year. Since its inception in 1977, the OST has been a leader in ski racing development in Ontario, Canada, and the world. Many graduates of the OST have continued to race and achieve international success as part of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team (CAST) and/or on the NCAA circuit at some of the most prestigious schools in the United States.

The OST is funded by the families of the program, AOA sponsors as well as individual donations. Each year AOA provides approximately 50% of the overall operating budget. In 2016/17 season, AOA collected $438,566 and spent $905,526.  The subsidy provided is in line with the big four provincial bodies in Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.

Please join us in congratulating the following athletes

Head Coach

  • Kip Harrington
    Kip Harrington
    Head Coach

Women’s Team

  • Katie Twible
    Katie Twible
    Head Coach
  • Mike Byrne
    Mike Byrne
    Assistant Coach
  • Camryn Metzger
    Camryn Metzger
    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
  • Emma Pownall
    Emma Pownall
    Devil's Elbow Ski Club
  • Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke
    Camp Fortune Ski Club
  • Camille Vibert
    Camille Vibert
    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
  • Gwen Dymond
    Gwen Dymond
    Osler Bluff Ski Club
  • Emily Field
    Emily Field
    Devil's Elbow Ski Club
  • Brianna MacDonald
    Brianna MacDonald
    Osler Bluff Ski Club

Men’s Team

  • Cam McKenzie
    Cam McKenzie
    Head Coach
  • Alex Lennox
    Alex Lennox
    Assistant Coach
  • Jake Mealey
    Jake Mealey
    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
  • Sammy Duff
    Sammy Duff
    Calabogie Peaks Ski Club
  • Jared Burks
    Jared Burks
    Devil’s Glen Country Club
  • Alex Duff
    Alex Duff
    Calabogie Peaks Ski Club
  • Hunter Watson
    Hunter Watson
    Camp Fortune Ski Club
  • Harrison Wood
    Harrison Wood
    Georgian Peaks Ski Club
  • Ben Hanson
    Ben Hanson
    Osler Bluff Ski Club
  • Declan McCormack
    Declan McCormack
    Osler Bluff Ski Club/GMVS

Please find information on the 2016-17 OST here and information about graduating athletes on the NCAA Circuit here>>

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Katie Twible
Head Coach

Development Level (DL) Certified Coach and Level 3 USSA Trained Coach
1st year with the OST

Katie is originally from Breckenridge, Colorado. Katie raced on the US Development Team and later with the University of Colorado where she was crowned the NCAA Champion and earned a degree in Psychology.

Due to injury Katie retired and started coaching working with the Paralympic Team in Sochi before coaching with the Aspen Ski Club and most recently as the U16 Head Coach at the Craigleith Ski Club.

Katie lives in Collingwood

Mike Byrne
Assistant Coach

Development Level (DL) Certified Coach
1st year coaching the OST

Mike is from Wentworth Valley, Nova Scotia

Mike has worked with the Georgian Peaks U16 Enhanced program for the last four years as the Men’s lead coach and has lead teams at both the Can-Ams and Whistler Cup.

Mike has his B.Commerce from Mount Allison University

Camryn Metzger
Georgian Peaks Ski Club

10/24/1999
3rd year on the OST
Sponsored by Rossignol. Camryn sells custom ornaments to support her ski racing – perfect for any chalet decor or gifts

Skis on Rossignol

Emma Pownall
Devil's Elbow Ski Club

01/15/1999
3rd year on the OST
Skis on Rossignol

Nicole Clarke
Camp Fortune Ski Club

08/12/1999
2nd year on the OST
Sponsored by SPDi-Spark, Van-Fort Ontario. EQUIPMENT: POC, Dynastar/Lange/Look, Level

Prior to joining the OST Nicole trained for 3 seasons with the NCO Ski Team based out of Ottawa

Skis on Dynastar

Camille Vibert
Georgian Peaks Ski Club

11/03/1999
3rd year on the OST
When not skiing Camille plays field lacrosse for the Orillia Lady Kings

Skis on Rossignol

Gwen Dymond
Osler Bluff Ski Club

03/19/2000
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Rossignol & Peak Performance

Prior to joining the OST Gwen was with Global Racing Ski Team for 1 season and the Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) for 2 seasons

Skis on Rossignol

Emily Field
Devil's Elbow Ski Club

05/10/1999
3rd year on the OST
Sponsored by Dynastar, Lange, Look, Nav Canada

Skis on Dynastar

Brianna MacDonald
Osler Bluff Ski Club

05/07/1999
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Shred, Atomic, Buck and Cook, Mom & Dad

Prior to joining the OST Brianna skied with Burke Mountain Academy for two years

When not skiing Brianna enjoys art and spent time during a recent knee rehabilitation  worked at an Interior Design Firm in Toronto

Skis on Atomic

Cam McKenzie
Head Coach

Development Level (DL) trained coach
Four seasons with the OST

Cameron has over a decade of experience coaching at the club, regional and PSO level. He has spent the past four seasons coaching the Ontario Ski Team – most recently serving as Men’s Head Coach

Cameron lives in Collingwood.

Contact: cmckenzie@alpineontario.ca

Alex Lennox
Assistant Coach

Performance Level (PL) trained coach
1st year coaching with the OST

Alex is from Ottawa and coached for five years with the Camp Fortune Ski Club at the U12/U14 levels before moving to the NCO FIS Team for the past three seasons. The NCO Ski Team is a regional Ontario/Quebec program that feeds to the OST or Quebec Ski Team.

Alex has his undergrad from the University of Ottawa

Jake Mealey
Georgian Peaks Ski Club

13/05/1988
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Dynastar, Lange & Parents. Jake also sells hand carved custom wooden benches to support his ski career.

Prior to joining the OST Jake trained with the SOD Ski Team & the British Ski Academy for 2years

When not skiing Jake enjoys Motorcross, Canoe Tripping & Boxing

Skis on Dynastars

Sammy Duff
Calabogie Peaks Ski Club

Jared Burks
Devil’s Glen Country Club

Alex Duff
Calabogie Peaks Ski Club

03/31/1999
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Dynastar/Lange

Prior to joining the OST Alex skied with the NCO Ski Team

When not skiing Alex enjoys mountain biking

Skis on Dynastars

Hunter Watson
Camp Fortune Ski Club

Harrison Wood
Georgian Peaks Ski Club

05/10/1999
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Dynastar

Prior to the OST Harrison skied for two years with the SOD Ski Team

When not skiing Harrison enjoys track and cross country running

Skiing on Dynastars

Ben Hanson
Osler Bluff Ski Club

01/02/1998
1st year on the OST
Sponsored by Rossignol

Prior to joining the OST Ben was with the National Ski Academy for 3 seasons and the  British Ski Academy for one season.

When not skiing Ben enjoys mountain biking

Skis on Rossignol

Declan McCormack
Osler Bluff Ski Club/GMVS

Kip Harrington
Head Coach

Performance Level (PL) Certified coach
Previously ran the OST from 2000 to 2007

Kip has returned to AOA after eight years with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and two years leading the British Ski Academy.

Kip lives in Sault Ste. Marie
Contact: kipharrington@alpineontario.ca