Jason's Ski Coaching Career
Jason was an Elite Coach with the Canadian Alpine Ski Federation for 13 years and had coached athletes of all ages in Ontario and Alberta. He contributed to the development of Olympian, John Kucera, who won a Gold Medal for Canada in the 2006 World Cup Super-G at Lake Louise.
Jason began his coaching career in Thunder Bay, Ontario with the Lake Superior Alpine Division where he coached for 7 years. He obtained his CSCF 3, CSIA 2, Level 1 Examiner CSCF, and Level 2 Officials.
When he relocated to Calgary in 2000, Jason took on the position of Head Coach for the Calgary Alpine Racing Club (CARC). Later, as Program Director, he was instrumental in building the CARC program from a very small club into the successful high-performance program it is today. During this time, the club produced several athletes that have moved on to the Alberta team and the Canadian alpine ski team.
Recently, Jason received an Award of Excellence from Alpine Canada Alpin. He was named 2005-2006 Domestic Coach of the Year (posthumously). Throughout his coaching career he displayed an intense dedication to the sport of ski racing. Jason possessed the ability to motivate and achieve results with this athletes, and he displayed an overwhelming determination, passion and zest for life which was always made apparent whether racing, training or just hanging out on the hill.
Jason was also a member of the Red Birds Ski Club in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec. This club was formed in 1928 and has been a driving force in the promotion and development of skiing and ski racing in Canada.