As our national ski teams prepare for the upcoming World Cup season and 2022 Winter Paralympic and Olympic Games, Alpine Canada has announced the roster of athletes who will represent Canada. New to the team is Logan Leach of Lumby, BC and his guide Julien Petit.
Logan Leach is a visually impaired athlete who has worked his way through the BC Adaptive Snowsports athlete development pathway. Throughout his development career, Leach has excelled, winning medals at Canada Winter Games and CanAm Championships. Last season, Leach was recruited to join Alpine Canada’s Para-alpine NextGen program, and with the goal of being named to the national team.
As Leach progressed through the development pathway at a torrid pace, the challenge was to find a guide who could match his speed, skill, and passion. Prior to the 2019/2020 season, BC Adaptive Snowsports was able to recruit and hire Julien Petit out of Quebec. From their 2019/2020 home base on Silver Star Mountain, Leach and Petit proved to be a great match, putting in the time and effort to achieve the goal of making the national team.
BC Adaptive Snowsports is proud to have supported Logan on his path to the national team. However, without the support of donors and funding partners, BC Adaptive Snowsports would not have been able to support Logan to the degree they were able to.
Congratulations Logan and Julien! Read the Alpine Canada Release here:
BC Adaptive Snowsports is the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) responsible for the development of the sport of para-alpine in British Columbia. Working with Alpine Canada, BC Adaptive Snowsports proudly serves as a PSO for Canada’s para-alpine team.