INTERSKI TV: Luc Belanger Intro

Meet Luc Belanger! As a National Technical Team member and Interski 2019 coach and demonstrator, Luc outlines his hopes for the 2019 Interski event in Bulgaria. | Je vous présente Luc Bélanger! À titre de membre de l’Équipe technique nationale ainsi que d’entraîneur et démonstrateur dans le cadre du Congrès Interski 2019, Luc donne un aperçu de ses espoirs pour cet événement présenté en Bulgarie.

MEET THE TEAM: BREEN TROTT

Full name and discipline/role at Interski: 
Breen David Trott, Snowboarder, Demo team

Do you have a nickname we should be using?
Breener, Caribreener

Where, at what age and on what kind of plank(s) did you start sliding?
Started skiing at Glen Eden at age 7

What’s your home resort now?
Mt. Pakenham, Ottawa Valley

What other certifications do you have in the sliding sports world?
CSIA 2

First time on the team?
Yes, first time!

Tell us one thing that really gets you excited about Interski 2019 :
Very stoked to be in Bulgaria. Very excited to meet the team!

What do you hope to get out of Interski 2019? 
I hope to get some shredding in with some great people. Hopefully shred a bit of pow.
Check out the Bulgarian park scene. Excited to see how different countries teach people…what body parts they focus on, what kinds of similes they use.

Tell us something funny or interesting about you that not many of us know: 
I really like to be in the air…jumping off big cliffs or bridges in the summer and big jumps in the winter.

MEET THE TEAM: YUKI KAWADA

Full name and discipline/role at Interski: Yukiko Kawada, CASI Team member 

Do you have a nickname we should be using? No one calls me as my full name. Yuki is the best way, (means “snow” in Japanese ) 

Where, at what age and on what kind of plank(s) did you start sliding? First time skiing was at the age of 4 in Norikura Nagano Japan, then stopped at 5 when I started competing figure skating. I didn’t re-start skiing until I got in University at 18. Then swapped to snowboarding at 21.

What’s your home resort now? Whistler Blackcomb BC 

What other certifications do you have in the sliding sports world? CSIA level 1, SAJ 1st level ( not instructor level just skiing test level) and I am good at ice skating. 

First time on the team? If no, please tell us about your previous experience(s): I was in St Anton I remember that Demo slope (WC slalom slope) was super icy…but so many audience were watching the demo. Amazing ambience and experience. Local kids were drinking Glühwein (Mulled wine) while watching demo. 

Tell us one thing that really gets you excited about Interski 2019 : Going to ride mountain in Bulgaria where I have never been. Meeting people from other countries and sharing our passion and ideas about snowboarding. 

What do you hope to get out of Interski 2019? Learning other countries methodologies and techniques, promoting CASI ’s strong teaching methodology. 

Your claim to fame? Oldest Snowboard team member who can still follow young ones. I can speak several languages but not Bulgarian. I have been snowboarding in many countries including indoor slopes in UAE. 

Tell us something funny or interesting about you that not many of us know: I can make a crane from a piece of square paper. I write with my right hand, but I draw and color with left hand. 

Please add anything else you’d like to share with us: Maybe ask CASI boys, sometimes they know me better than myself : )