Justin's role as Team Director/CEO is to expand the operational capacity and abilities of the ski team and define future directions for the growth of the team. The Team Director is responsible for the logistics, financials, staffing and management of the team and logistical management of elite athletes.
Justin comes to International Racer with a many years involvement in skiing and racing. Justin's role involves traditional chief executive duties and logistical planning of the camps in our IR's main theaters. (Austria, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand)
Justin is passionate about progressing junior talent to the elite level. By his own assessment Justin is just as excited by an athlete making a single FIS point improvement as another who jumps 50 points in a calendar list. "Each racer is a unique challenge and requires individual support to achieve their personal goals. That is the real fun of ski racing".
When not managing the international logistics issues that IR presents, Justin enjoys following the WC/Europa Cup races.
Luc Pelletier, co-founded International Racer after 14 years of coaching experience in Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Luc spent four winters in Europe working with athletes from club to national team level. Luc also spent nine summers working in the southern hemisphere as a Program Director.
Luc is widely recognized for his leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate athletes.
Luc is also currently working with several elite (sub 30 pt) European athletes in a consultant role.
* May 2004 to Present - IR Operational Director
* Design, coordination and implementation of FIS training programs in Europe, Australia, Chile ,Canada, Austria, Sweden and New Zealand
* Lead technical Coach (Tech and Speed)
* Private Athlete consulting
* Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Level 3
* Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance Level 4
* British Columbia Alpine Official Program Level 3
* British Columbia Drivers License Class 4
Jeff Books became a Director of the 'International Racer' team after nine years of coaching experience in Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Jeff is known for his personable, technical and detailed approach to coaching.
Jeff is the Athletic Director for all IR's programs; This involves defining the on snow/ dry land schedules and outcomes, managing the coaching staff and liaising with parents with detailed progress reports on progress and development.
October 2008 - present - IR Athletic Director
September/October 2008 - Program Coach - Tignes France
March 2005 to 2014 - Athletics Director - Mount Hotham Race Squad
September 2004 to May 2007 - Director of Athletics - Paskapoo Alpine Racing Team
June 2003 to September 2004 - Kinder Coach - Mount Hotham Race Squad
October 2003 to May 2004 - Director of Skiing - Searchmont Operations Co
November 2000 to April 2003 - K2 / FIS Coach - Kelowna Ski Club
November 1999 to April 2003 - Entry Level Program Director - Kelowna Ski Club
Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Level 3
Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance Level 3
British Columbia Alpine Official Program Level 3
British Columbia Driver’s License Class 4
Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance - Park and Pipe Certification
Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance - Course Conductor
Kinesiology & Sports Science
Martin Kitzineger comes to IR, with years of heliski guiding, ski instructing and race coaching. Martin is one of the best technical free skiers you will ever see and holds a full Austrian certification.
Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Level 2
staatl. gepr. Diplom Skilehrer/ Austrian full cert.
staatl. gepr. Skifuehrer/ Austrian ski guide
British Columbia Drivers License Class 4
Occupational First Aid Level 3
Originally from the Eastern side of Canada near Montreal, Quebec. Duane heard the mountains calling his name, and he moved West to Canmore, Alberta after completing University in 1995.
Duane comes to International Racer with 21 years of coaching experience. In the fall of 1995, Duane started with Banff Alpine Racers with the Nancy Greene program and completed his 11 years with FIS aged athletes and programs. In the summer of 2006, he began working with the Alberta Provincial Ski Team where he coached the men's team for nine years until the spring of 2015. This past season Duane spent the winter in Chamonix working for a European ski academy, the British Ski Academy where he worked with the FIS team.
Duane looks forward to spending this winter in Canmore and coaching with International Racer during the southern winter
* Level 2 CSIA
* Level 3 CSCF