Coaching Association of Canada

Alanna Butler

Hometown: Athabasca, AB

Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Current role in sport:

  • Head Coach of Red Deer Nordic
  • Ski Instructor at Snow Farm, New Zealand

Do you have a mentor: Les Parsons, Chris Jeffries, Michael Neary

List your current NCCP Training/certification:

  • Learn to compete – competition development “in training”
  • CANSI Level 3

Current occupation:

  • Head Coach of Red Deer Nordic
  • Ski Instructor at Snow Farm, New Zealand

Education:

  • Bachelor of Applied Christian Studies with Major in Outdoor Education
  • Chemical Technology from N.A.I.T.

Coaching History: Taking my level 2 CANSI certification in Canmore and I said to my course conductor, “Now I should go work as an instructor in New Zealand!” and he said: “Well it’s your lucky day the manager of Snow Farm in New Zealand is coming to Canmore.” So I had an interview on our lunch break and got the job! Now this is my fourth year returning.

Currently Coaching:

  • Run a Ski-at-School Program funded by Alta-Gas and the City of Red Deer (grades 4-6)
  • Club Level (ages 10-20) – Competition level
  • Masters group (adults of all ages)

Fun Fact: I live in 4 different countries per year.

What you do with your free time: Mountain bike or cross-country ski.