Bellstar launches Athlete Partnership ProgramWorld Cup Ski Cross gold & silver medalist Brady Leman to partner with Western Canada's leading resort management company
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2012
Bellstar launches Athlete Partnership Program
World Cup Ski Cross gold & silver medalist Brady Leman to partner with Western Canada's leading resort management company
CALGARY, ALBERTA: (Feb 16, 2012)
In an effort to offer an exclusive winter experience for their guests while supporting Western Canada’s enormously talented ski and snowboard professionals, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts has implemented an Athlete Partnership Program, launching with Calgary-native Brady Leman.
A member of Calgary’s Alpine Racing Club, 25-year-old Brady Leman is one of Canada’s most promising talents in Ski Cross. With the support of Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, Leman’s dream of securing a place at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, allowing him the chance of winning a coveted gold medal for Canada, is closer than ever.
“We are truly excited to partner with Brady Leman as Bellstar’s first Sponsored Athlete,” claimed Ralf Strub, President & COO for Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. “Brady strives for excellence in his sport, as we do in creating an exceptional guest experience at our collection of Canadian mountain lodges and resorts. We hope our support will assist Brady in his push for the podium.”
Leman first emerged as an undoubted talent in Alpine Skiing Men’s Super Combined, where he rose to the rank of third in the country and secured a place on the Canadian Development Team. Leman then turned his sights to the action packed Alpine discipline of Ski Cross, the Winter Olympics newest program, which debuted at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Leman recently won silver at the 2011 FIS Ski Cross World Cup in St. Johann, Austria and 7th place at the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen.
Bellstar has committed to supporting Leman in his quest for Canadian gold with dedicated packages, running throughout the year. A percentage of all “Brady-Packages” will go towards Brady Leman’s efforts for gold at the 2014 Winter Games and both 2012 Sport Chek Ski Cross Canadian Championships and 2012 FIS Ski Cross World Cup, held locally at Nakiska Mountain Resort.
“Bellstar is one of the leaders in mountain resort accommodation and I am thrilled to have been selected for their inaugural Athlete Partnership Program,” says Brady Leman. “As our relationship develops, we are hoping to create unique experiences together for Bellstar guests, owners and team members, including the chance for family groups to join me on the mountain and to win VIP tickets to watch me compete at the upcoming championships at Nakiska later this year.”
Available at their eight acclaimed mountain resorts and lodges in Canmore (Solara Resort & Spa, Blackstone Mountain Lodge, Fire Mountain Lodge, Canmore Crossing and Lodges at Canmore), Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (Glacier Mountaineer Lodge and Palliser Lodge) and Osoyoos / Mt Baldy (Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa), Bellstar has created the Brady Leman Ski Cross package, which combines discounted accommodation rates with a personalized welcome letter, souvenirs from Brady Leman and two adult lift tickets to the nearest mountain resort – Ski Big Three, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort or Mt Baldy Ski Area. Prices range from $100 to $210 per person, per night based on two adults sharing (minimum two-night stay). To book, visit www.bellstar.ca/packages or call 1-877-737-6782.
For more information on Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Sponsored Athlete Program, visit www.bellstar.ca/bellstars-sponsored-athlete.
About Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
Bellstar manages and develops destination resorts and boutique hotels in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The boutique hospitality brand combines award-winning service, employment standards and marketing excellence to deliver exceptional resort experiences for guests and owners alike. For more information on Bellstar visit www.bellstar.ca
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