Livingstone Ski Academy (LSA) is a featured program at Livingstone School in Lundbreck, AB. Located in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta at beautiful Castle Mountain Resort, LSA offers a full-spectrum package to both competitive athletes and students enrolled in the international and recreational programs who want to experience all that the region has to offer.
All students of LSA will be provided a personalized flexible learning environment that offers the opportunity to improve ski skills for both competitive and noncompetitive athletes while leveraging the learning opportunities available in the Castle Corridor.
Community and educational partners to LSA provide an alternative educational experience that balances student academic needs with true experiential alpine activities.
The Academy is open to students from Grades 4-12. International students, LRSD students, and students from outside our division are welcome.
LSA is a year-round program that offers students additional learning opportunities in outdoor pursuits, environmental education, tourism, CTS, and other options available at Livingstone School.
LSA offers a variety of instruction for racing and freestyle skiing. Our coaches oversee the progress of each student, matching ability with instruction. The program is available for both recreational and competitive athletes. Students may move between the two based on progress.
LSA provides students with on-hill training 3 days a week. All training is during instructional hours, allowing athletes to return to their competition programs on the weekend.
LSA uses only approved coaches in collaboration with the Castle Mountain Race Club and Castle Mountain Freestyle Club along with our community partners.
The Alpine Experience in Livingstone
Students will have the opportunity to experience work, life and play in the Alberta alpine.
Activities may include but are not limited to snowshoeing, mountain biking, tourism, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, ski patrol/first aid, ski instructing, avalanche awareness, backcountry survival, ski hill management, outdoor education, and many others.
Activities will work directly into their academic schedule to deepen their learning experience.
Key Features of the Academy
- Coaches match instruction with ability
- Castle Mountain is a world class mountain with a variety of terrain
- Castle Mountain located just 35 minutes away from Livingstone School
- Personalized/flexible/innovative/inclusive program
- Livingstone School staff provides students with an engaging learning experience
- Accommodations allow students to be fully immersed in the community
- On and off-hill training facilities available
- A variety of programmin and option courses available
- A focus on development of the whole child
- A variety of programming and option courses offered