Little Olympians: Marmot Basin hosts 41st Jasper Junior Olympics

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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.....

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We are in full swing at the Jasper Junior Olympics, getting ready for 2020 with race dates coming up on February 29th & March 1st.


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.

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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 

September 2019

Thank you to all our Amazing Alberta Alpine Ski Association North Zone Coaches! This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach

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

April 2019

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

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