by Ethan Shaheen November 04, 2021 3 min read
We’re excited to introduce our first official group of Paradise Ski Athletes! This awesome crew exemplifies the Paradise lifestyle. Laid-back yet skilled, these skiers & snowboarders are always down to wake up early for a powder day and are always willing to take extra time for that well-deserved après ski.
There’s a lot of talent in this group, so make sure you check out their social media. Try your best to keep up with them!
For a 16-year-old, Ben's mad skills put most adults to shame. If you're trying to find Ben on a mountain just look for the guy who's doing backflips and sending it off cliffs. Ben got a great season last year on his Reds and is looking forward to this year’s National Junior BigMountain circuit. In the summer, Ben brings his same energy to mountain biking so be sure to check out his Instagram for his latest adventure.
Jenn is a sunrise chasing, summit seeking, pizza and wine consuming, outdoor enthusiast. You can count on her to take way too many photos on any adventure and is usually holding the group up because of it. Between backcountry camping trips and days on the slopes, there are few weekends when Jenn isn`t in the mountains.
Alyssa started skiing at the age of 2 and hasn't taken a year off since. She's done everything from racing to instructing, to coaching and has fallen in love with all aspects of skiing. Alyssa used to make people happy in the kitchen where she was a trained chef, but now, her goal is to make people happy in the mountains by getting them into amazing gear at Ski West here in Calgary.
Sean's mom taught him to ski when he was still a baby and had just learned to walk. She's his inspiration and still rips at almost 70! Sean started ski mountaineering while living in Europe and has been working in winter as a ski guide. There's nothing he loves more than skiing big lines in the Rockies and Rogers Pass. His claim to fame – the first descent of COVID couloir (check it out on his YouTube channel here).
Brooke is a flatlander that learned to ride on a literal garbage dump turned ski hill in central SK. When she outgrew shredding paper, she moved out west to shred some real terrain. When she’s not on a mission to fit an average person's 7-day vacation into one weekend she is helping farmers grow their best crops. Her friends don’t understand how she does it all, but like she says “it’s hard being off when you’re always on”.
Mac is the Saskatchewan gal snowboarding in the Rockies in the middle of July—and every other month of the year (literally). She works in agriculture by day, but when she is off the clock you can find her scrambling up hiking trails, reading the green on the golf course or sending herself off jumps she can’t land. In other words, she doesn’t sit still.
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