JJO 2023 is a Wrap
JJO 2023 is in the books. We had a few hurdles this year but with the strong capacity of volunteers throughout the north zone, it all came together. Check out the acknowledgments page and posted Sunday results on the JJO 2023 tab. Sunday awards that were not given out will be distributed over the next few weeks and at Rabbit Hill Lauberhorn if needed.
Please reach out to me if you would like to let us know what went well and what could be improved. I will not guarantee we can accommodate every request, but they will all be considered.
The ROC hopes that everyone enjoyed themselves and is eager for next year. Book your hotel rooms now.
Dan Iverson JJO 2023 Race Chair
Registration is open!
Ensure you also sign the racer waiver!
We are very excited that JJO is getting soooo close! only 2 weeks away.
A few volunteer spots are still required, thank you all for filling them up so fast.
A new Chief of Race for Lower course is needed for next year and it is important that this person shadow on lower this year if possible. Ideally this person has younger kids(6-7 years old), is at least a level 1 official, and is can give direction to others.
The rest we can teach you, or at least Tyler can. Please reach out if you have any questions. This is an ROC spot, so you also get to help steer the direction of the entire JJO MACHINE!
MARCH 4th and 5th will be race days and Friday will be a skills assessment day that will be lead by North Zone Chair and North Zone coaches. Check out the info here.
Feb 21, 2023
January 17th, 2023
Race Notice and Race Schedule have been posted on Alberta Alpine.
Volunteer sign up is LIVE!
I hope everyone is excited as the ROC is for another great year of Jasper Junior Olympics.
There will be a surprise for Friday, so please try to attend the full day.
Dan Iverson - Race Chair
March 10, 2022
JJO 2022 is in the books and the ROC is very happy with how it turned out.
Please take some time to thank yourselves for making this event turn out so great. The volunteers, parents, coaches and racers are what make JJO great.
We are evaluating what went well and what we would like to change so please reach out to me with any comments you may have, or fill out an event quality report.
Photo links are on the Race Photo page and a special message will be uploaded later this week to the Race Chair Message page.
I hope the rest of the season goes well and wish all the best to our racers completing the 2022 season.
The 2022 Jasper Junior Olympics was ran on March 5th and 6th, with 451 racers.
There was easing of Covid restrictions so we had had an EPIC awards ceremony, with help from Alberta Alpine President Patrick Gillespie and our GMC sponsors.
LUMBERJACK theme this year added to the fun and we saw many others join in with their own buffalo plaid. I hope athletes managed to complete Marmot's Munchies Animal Adventure to receive a cool new JJO sticker and prizes, definitely saw a few teams working on it.
12 year old racers were eligible for this years JJO as they missed out on what would have been there final JJO last year. Thank you for coming out and showing us how its done one final time.
This is an Alberta North Zone race and it really showed, as we had volunteers from every club step up to take part. The ROC was made up of Cold Lake, Rabbit Hill and ESC and we would like to add another club to the mix next year as we need a new Chief of Volunteers.
Please find our new Facebook page and start following to keep up to date. LINK BUTTON AT THE TOP.
See you on the Mountain!
January 10, 2022
With Covid restriction loosening there will no longer be a need for Covid declarations or REP program at Marmot.
All activities will happen in Parking lot 1.
Awards, Dream Team bells presentation all in P1.
The volunteer sign in and admin will be in a trailer in P1, this is where you will let us know you are here to volunteer, get your radio and make the race happen.
For clubs to get organized and stay warm there will be space to set up event tents in P1. Please email the race chair to confirm the number and size of tents you would like to bring. Keep in mind this means the will be limited parking in P1 this year. Plan us posted on Facebook and this webpage, JJO News, Parking Lot Plan.
THERE IS A NEW FACEBOOK PAGE, Link at the top.
GET signed up to Volunteer - check out the volunteer sign up link.
For 2022 we will have the usual ages groups.
Dream team 4 and 5 year olds.
Lower Drom will host 6-8 year olds.
Upper Drom will host, 9-12 year olds. Yes you read that right.
This year only we will allow 12 year olds to race as they missed their final JJO year last year.
Please reach out if you would like a specific volunteer position or need specific info about the race.
Dan Iverson - Race Chair
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
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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.....
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