February 1st 2021
Sometimes the wheels fall off your plans!
JJO cancelled for 2021.
As the challenges with Covid continue on in the province, we have to regretfully cancel the 2021 Jasper Junior Olympics. The event as we know it is not possible to facilitate safely at Marmot. This is not the year I imagined it would be, and not a great start to my tenure as JJO Chairmen, but that means we will spend more time planning an epic come-back event for 2022. The volunteer effort at JJO and the camaraderie that comes with it will surely be missed this year, as the North Zone always makes it feel like a family event. Yet we must be thankful that through all of this uncertainty, we can continue to train and develop our racers, and I look forward to seeing the progression across the clubs next year.
See you on the Mountain!
Little Olympians: Marmot Basin hosts 41st Jasper Junior Olympics
Fuchsia Dragon |
Hundreds of speedsters descended on Marmot Basin last weekend for the 41st Jasper Junior Olympics.
The epic weekend of races saw young athletes from across the province compete to win coveted Olympic bells.
And Jasper athletes took some of the top spots.
Day one had racers compete individually on two different courses over two runs. The four- and five-year-old athletes had two fun runs on a course on School House while the older athletes took part in Giant Slalom events on Dromedary.
That day, Jasper skier Alexis Lahaie won first place in the age six men’s lower course race and Charlotte Bisaillon won third in the women’s. For the age seven’s, Elliot Vassallo won first place in the men’s race.....
JJO 2020 RACE NOTICE
We are in full swing at the Jasper Junior Olympics, getting ready for 2020 with race dates coming up on February 29th & March 1st.
OUR RACE NOTICE IS LIVE - CLICK ALBERTA ALPINE LOGO
We have been fortunate to see this race be around for 40 years now at Marmot Basin and it wouldn’t be without the help and dedication from our North Zone Ski Clubs, Alberta Alpine, Edmonton Ski Shops and our ski families. We are excited for the future of JJO.
It's almost November and
the Officials Calendar is out!
As we gear up for another ski season, and another Jasper Junior Olympics, we are excited to share the Officials Calendar. We know a race of this caliber takes many, many volunteers to ensure it runs smoothly and safely. This is your opportunity to learn more about the Volunteer positions available at all of our Alberta Alpine races.
There is no cost to you to attend these seminar, but they are crucial to everyone who is inside the fence on race day.
Click photo for Full details! Hope to see you here.
*You will notice there is no Level 1 course on this schedule, don't worry majority of Edmonton Clubs will be hosting a Level 1 at the beginning of the season so stay tuned!
National Coaches Week
The JJO Hat
Where did your JJO hat go for Spring Break....
Remember this Facebook post? Well, did we get an amazing response to this super fun campaign! WOW! Our JJO hats have travelled North America. They've gone fishing, hiking, tagged along on bikes, boats, playgrounds, went to camp and even to the ski hill in the middle of summer! HUGE shout out to all our JJO Athletes (and your parents). Thank you!
National Volunteer Week
For National Volunteer week, we want you to meet Heather of the Jasper Ski Team. Heather, signed up as Starter Assistant for Dream Team on Saturday without any athletes racing in the Jasper Junior Olympics. Her kids are all grown up and she missed watching all the little JJO racers. Thank you Heather and Thank you all our amazing Vollunteers! This is our ski family and we are so grateful 💙🧡💙
Thank you to our Moms & Dads
May & June 2019
Thank you to all our amazing Ski Moms! We love all of you!!!
Happy Mother’s Day #JJOMoms
Big shout-out to all our JJO Dads! You guys rock.
Happy Fathers Day. #JJODads