Paralympic Training Centre
Why is Kimberley Alpine Resort the Ideal Race Training Venue?
Kimberley Alpine Resort has runs and terrain suitable for all alpine disciplines. The Dreadnaught run offers fantastic training for all disciplines including DH training, Super G, Slalom and Giant Slalom. It has a variety of terrain offering a variety of course setting options for each discipline. It has a state of the art Finish Building and Start Building.
Kimberley's Athlete Training Centre is a spacious, modern facility designed for both able-bodied and disabled athlete training, as well as hosting a variety of sporting events. It contains: the Jerry Johnston Meeting Room - with floor to ceiling windows facing the ski lift, a two room Office/Testing Room - complete with ensuite bathroom, ideal for performance-enhancing drug-testing or as your event command centre, a Fitness Room - with Cybex free weights and strength and cardio machines, and a Wax Room - with vented ski waxing tables, ski and sit ski lockers, as well as change rooms and restrooms. Entirely accessible, The Athlete Training Centre designates Kimberley as the only place in North America where disabled athletes can train for all four winter disciplines - Nordic Skiing, Wheelchair Curling, Sledge Hockey, and Alpine Skiing. Get more information on the Athlete Training Centre Website.
It started as a dream to create the best Race Training Centre possible for Paralympic Athletes. Kimberley Alpine Resort has a long history of supporting Race Training that dates back to the 60’s and 70’s with athletes like Gerry Sorenson.
Gerry Sorensen Lenihan began skiing at the age of 10 in Kimberley, BC where she was born in 1958. Sorensen was named Canada’s “Top Female Athlete”, Sport B.C.’s “Top Senior”, and “Top Overall Athlete” in 1982. Named #1 in the world for the Downhill Event for the 1982-83 season. In 1984, she won her 4th World Cup victory in 3 years in the Downhill Course at Puy St. Vincent, France.
Gerry set the tone for athletic excellence and both Kimberley’s community and Kimberley Alpine Resort have not looked back.
Continuing with athletic excellence and dedication to the sport, Annie and Jerry Johnston started Canada’s first disabled skiing program and so began the tradition of Kimberley becoming the destination for disabled training and racing. Jerry assumed duties as the President and Executive Director in of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) in 1976 and received Federal Charter as non-profit organization in 1979.
Significant Dates in the history of CADS & the development at Kimberley Alpine Resort
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