We are excited to announce the launch of our highly-anticipated UNISUS Snow Sports Academy and Scholar-Athlete program in partnership with Kristi Richards from KR Academy, becoming the first school in B.C. to offer a snow sports academy together with an innovative International Baccalaureate academic program.

Designed to provide aspiring young athletes with top-tier training through a holistic athlete development system, a pathway to succeed at international high-level competition, and an IB-enriched academic program that empowers individuals through a personalized learning system, our 2023-2024 Academy offers a unique opportunity for students to excel in both their academic and athletic pursuits.

Ask us about all the exciting details of this freestyle skiing and snowboarding program, including the exceptional leadership and partnerships in place to build a thriving community of scholar-athletes who are ready to make their mark in the world of snow sports! 

The renowned Apex Mountain Ski Resort in Penticton, B.C. will serve as the base for on-hill lessons.

If you have any questions, please email us at snowsports@unisus.ca


UNISUS Snow Sports Academy Coach: Kristi Richards - 2 X Olympian, World Champion, Mogul Skiing

The on-snow program at Apex Mountain Ski Resort – home to KR Academy – for our UNISUS Snow Sports Academy program, will be led by hometown hero and 2X Olympian, Kristi Richards. Kristi is an NCCP Advanced Coach, with Air 4 and doubles certifications. Kristi is a Freestyle Canada Learning Facilitator for mentoring and teaching coach candidates. Her Olympic experience gives her the first-hand knowledge to guide and develop customized programs to meet each athlete where they are at in their athletic pathway. She brings a professional platform, and a skilled team together for the support network of each athlete.

Apex Ski Resort is Kristi’s home hill, and this community is behind her vision to elevate the sport, attract high-level athletes and teams to the resort, connect the community, and support athletes to give them an opportunity to reach their own athletic goals. * Additional coaches to be announced at a later date.

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 Find out more at snowsports@unisus.ca