Watch out if you see Bennet (better known as the King of Aprés Ski) shredding down the hill, because the only thing he stops for is a Costco hot dog and warm beer. From Collingwood, Ontario he came out of the womb on skis and is often caught napping with them too. Being the coolest guy on campus it was no shocker when he became the ski club co-president. Banjo enthusiast and aspiring teacher, there is truly nothing Bennet can’t do, and rumour has it he’s on the next season of Too Hot Too Handle. The thing we love most about Bennet is that he has no shame in ordering a Vodka-Cran or Shirley temple and is a weapon on the dance floor. If you love to ski Bennet is your new best friend, until its a powder day - then good luck finding him!
Say hello to Kate, our co-president whose upbringing was as unconventional as her leadership style - she was raised by a family of bears! Yes, you heard that right. In the dense forests where she learned to ski as easily as she learned to walk, Kate honed her instincts and resilience under the watchful eyes of her bear family. This unique childhood has given her an unparalleled ability to navigate the wild glades of the backcountry. Her nonstop chairlift conversations are filled with fascinating tales from her extraordinary upbringing, captivating everyone who listens. As the co-president, she's the architect of fun and strategy, crafting plans with the precision of a finely tuned ski edge, and when it comes to enjoying a Moscow Mule, let’s just say she appreciates it with the same robust enthusiasm a bear shows for honey.
Nasty boy Kosta will do anything to make his meat talk. Aside from being our resident meat man, Kosta’s obligations include running the ssmuski’s comms platforms and pouring you a lukewarm beer every Thursday night. You can always rely on him to be the first one on the slopes every season, but rumour has it he has never used a microwave in his life. This boy feeds his natural urge for swagger and the finer things through answering the floods of DMs on our instagram page, though he may start telling you about the intricacies of ski gear. All jokes aside, if you have any questions about racing or the great outdoors, he’s your guy!
Hailing from Manila you wouldn’t necessarily think the ski club would be her first choice of clubs to join, but the way Nat shreds the slopes you would think the Alps were in the Philippines. Nat is one of our fellow communicators here at the Ski Club and she's well versed in the dark arts of making a mean insta graphic. When it comes to the slopes you could call her ambidextrous since she not only snowboards but can ski as well! Like most of us, Nat loves a good ol’ fashioned shotski at the end of the day to get Après started right!
The story goes that Sasha’s parents dropped her off at whistler with nothing but a pair of skiis and a cold pint. That’s the only way we can explain her skiing expertise and outstanding drinking stamina (although some argue they’ve seen her not be able to keep it down). She currently spends her time studying trail maps, planning boozy events, and procrastinating her Cog Sci homework. An event thrown by Sahsa is guaranteed a good time, and maybe she’ll even take a shot with you! (She definitely will)
Some say Molly is an urban legend, but we know that she just follows a unique hibernation cycle. She hides out in Gerts for the Fall months and emerges just in time for ski season. Molly’s true colours shine when she’s giving out free shots at events and coordinating with companies to keep the beers flowing for everyone. In her spare time Molly likes to make epic logos for our merch and always shows up with crazy energy!
Fearless from even the scariest of audit stories, Alexis is our knight in shining ski suit, ensuring the club’s safety from financial ruin. Armed with charm and business acumen, he keeps the vibes as balanced as his budget. He excels at hunting down SSMU officers, a talent matched only by his Dutch gift for knowing where all the best coffeeshops are. Alexis is living proof that the occasional finance bro actually has a soul, and even further, they can be helpful when dealing with money - who knew! Although Alexis struggles with reading calendars, his financial literacy (and chug time) makes him the better half of the finance team.
When it comes to the world of numbers and spreadsheets, Kasia reigns over them like a queen. Her talent for balancing budgets and beer bottles with equal flair is nothing short of legendary. Not only is she a wizard with figures, but she also possesses a gift: the ability to decipher even the most cryptically written SSMU emails. Her experience at SSMU Ski has left a mark, her PTSD can’t handle going through any more clubbing receipts. But we’re lucky to have her because she knows how to finance. She girl maths every trip to make sure we have enough $$$$ (or at least we hope so) and therefore makes her the most qualified of VP Finances!
To you, Freddie might be VP Sponsorship, but to us, he’s Uncle Fred. The king of the gap year, Freddie has shown all the slopes from BC to Quebec his rad style. He’s a living testament that age is just a number, proving that you can still shred it like a pro while simultaneously yelling at kids to vacate his tracks. Don’t be fooled by his accent, the only thing that Freddie and England have in common is being bad at soccer (oops, I mean football.) Rest assured, engaging in a conversation about football with him might not end well. Post-adventure, he’s the go-to-guy for après beers, provided you can handle a generous dose of sarcasm. So, here’s to Fred, the man who proves you can never be too old or too short to be the king of the mountain.
Chiefs of operations
King of the Bunny Hill. He’ll tell you he spends all his time over there chatting up the hot skier moms, but in reality, he’s pushing kids out of line to get in a few more laps before hitting après. At just 5’7”, he blends right in and has never gotten caught. Off the slopes, Casey is the epitome of efficiency and organization, which makes him an extraordinary Chief of Operations. His dedication and lightning-fast (typing) fingers keep this club running like a well-oiled machine. He is always down to hit the pub after a day in the snow. Be careful if you join him, because he’s quick to suggest any drinking game that involves swapping clothes. It may seem harmless, but odds are he’ll wear it better, which can be difficult to come back from.
The resident mechanical engineer of the Ski club executive team so naturally the brains behind much of the operation (along with Drew). A BC boy until he dies with a keenness for traversing down mountains, whether it be by bike, by ski, or by face every now and again. Always up for a cheeky pint but perhaps only one otherwise he will be in a coma for the next 48 hours.
Meet Drew, the brilliant mind behind McGill Ski Club's trip planning, also known as the VP of Trips (and occasional victim of his own snooze button). Hailing from the ski mecca of Guelph, Ontario – because who wouldn't associate Guelph with waist deep powder? It's practically the Alps of the Great White North. Armed with a brain that's sharper than freshly tuned ski edges, Drew studies neuroscience because apparently, skiing down mountains is just not challenging enough. Legend has it that he once mapped out the neural pathways of a snowflake (for science). When he's not busy revolutionizing the SSMU Ski waiver process, Drew unleashes his frisbee prowess on unsuspecting club members and in the occasional intramural championship game. Don't even think about connecting with this guy on LinkedIn (you won't find him, he's "off the grid"). Next time you see Drew be sure to ask how the "east coast powder" is these days back home in Guelph.
Tommy or Tarzan? During his rest time on the slopes, you can find him in the trees belting Adele while hanging from a branch by his favourite pair of ripped Calvin Klein underwear. On the rare occasion Tommy is not on the slopes, he is most likely laughing at his own joke, while occasionally sipping lukewarm PBR. When he’s not busy chasing the rats outside his apartment, he is neatly organizing his chapstick collection; luscious lips are a big priority for the lodge staff. Tommy and his fear of bananas are a huge asset to the club and a force to be reckoned with. So much so, he is on track to be the next Victoria Secret model…as long as they don't find the footage from last year's exec retreat. You know him, you love him, and definitely want to shred with him. We are proud to have him as our VP Trips.
Our newest trip exec is a complete mystery, she arrived to us in a wooden purolator box with “not fragile” written on the side. She claims to be called Hillary but then again who really knows. As a former ski racer, Hillary knows how to carve effortlessly down the hill, straight into the arms of your mom. Speaking of family, Hillary was raised in a family of skiers. Before most of the execs were walking, she was already sending double blacks. Rumour has it, on her first run ever, she got lost and her parents found her 2 hours later, sitting by a fire drinking a warm PBR. Buckle up kids, as this girl is about to plan the best trips in the east coast.
Meet Saoirse, the Swiss sensation with a maple-flavoured twist. Having grown up shredding the Swiss alps, and spending her summers conquering the Canadian wilderness by canoe, Saoirse now navigates the content production for McGill's SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club. Picture this: you're shredding the slopes, and there she is, capturing every moment with the finesse of a Swiss watch and the spice of a fireball shot on a chilly day. And no, she's not just capturing memories; she's turning them into Insta-masterpieces that make you question your own ski and snowboarding skills. Saoirse is the blend of Swiss precision and Canadian coolness you never knew you needed. Get ready to shred the slopes of adventure with this spicy, sweet, and snow-loving social media maven.
There is only one thing that Alexa likes to explore more than the backcountry in BC, and thats the endless reels on her instagram account. It is therefore hard to imagine a better fit for our social media executive. Whilst you would like to think that Alexa skis like the pro athletes in the ski edits that she loves to recreate, the hidden truth lies in her (in)ability to land a backflip without it looking like a spinal fracture and a possible heli evac each time. Whilst going on a trip with Alexa might not make your day, the hot chocolate with a twist that is almost certainly present in her flask is sure to make it more bearable for you, and if that fails, don’t worry because she wont be hanging around at the top of the lift for you to agree on a route back down.