Claire Challen is a life-long skier with a passion for the sport that grows with each season. Thankful for that initial push out the cabin door from her parents, Claire learned to ski at Hudson Bay Mountain in her hometown of Smithers, BC. Growing up in a family of sports enthusiasts, Claire was encouraged to be active in sport and recreational pursuits in the outdoors. Ski racing eventually surpassed track & field, x-country running and gymnastics and became her competitive sport of choice. The following years were spent travelling North America and Europe as a member of Smithers Ski Club, BC Ski Team & Canadian National Invitee Team. That was followed by 4 years in the USA racing on the highly competitive NCAA Division I Circuit while she completing a Degree in Recreation. A strong desire to ski as much as possible and share her passion for the sport to others led Claire to work for a number of winters as Program Director/Head Coach of the Smithers Ski Club and Sun Peaks Alpine Club in BC. Today Claire resides in Smithers where she provides ski improvement clinics and group fitness training as Owner Operator of Peak Training.
Canadian Ski Coaching Federation (CSCF) Level III
Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (CSIA) Level III
National Coaching Competency Program (NCCP) Level III
CSCF Course Facilitator
Ambassador for Rossignol, Oakley, TASC and Dawn 2 Dusk Outfitters of Smithers, BC