How We Got Started

The Ski Racing Sisterhood was formed from the idea that those who ski together grow, laugh and shred together.  Anna and Shona grew up ski racing on opposite sides of Canada.  They crossed paths at Nationals and Whistler Cups, but never had the opportunity to ski together on the same team until they both made the Canadian Ski Team in 2003.  Despite this, their friendship had already begun at the K1 and K2 levels; they were sisters.

The bond they shared through ski racing played an important role during their careers on the World Cup circuit; both supporting and helping each other reach their goals.

Now, retired from ski racing, they both still love the sport in which they excelled.  Through World Cup, World Championships, and the Olympics they learned many valuable lessons about life, competition, and the ability crack a smile no matter what.

Both love adventure and fun.  Both love to push their limits on snow and share their knowledge.  The goal of the Ski Sisters Racing Elite Racing camp is to have girls inspire girls to better themselves both on and off snow.  We are all strong, active, healthy, and confident.

Now in the sixth year of Ski Sisterhood Camps, Anna and Shona are still inspired and excited to influence the next generation of alpine skiers at summer ski camps in Whistler.

Our Skills

Anna Goodman

Co-Founder / Head Coach

slalom specialist, photography lover, adventure seeker.

Anna decided to hang up her skis after a brilliant career in which she helped lead a new generation of female technical skiers to the top of the World Cup. She also showed great courage to realize her dream of competing at the Winter Olympic Games by racing with a torn knee (ACL).
Ski racing was her passion and dedication for many years and she saw many awesome moments because of her hard work and determination. With everything she learned from racing at the most competitive levels, living on the road, and bonding with her teammates, she hopes to inspire younger racers to follow in her footsteps. Commitment to the sport and mental toughness are both major factors in ski racing, but Anna hopes to show that leading an active and healthy lifestyle, respecting your peers, and finding a way to gain something positive from every experience are very important parts of the sport as well.

Shona Rubens

Co-Founder / Head Coach

Shona Rubens has been on skis since moving to western Canada at the age of three. She found a love for skiing through both the Sunshine and Lake Louise Ski Clubs while continuously attempting to keep up to her older brother Chris, who is now a big mountain extreme skiier. Her passion and drive led her to an incredible 5 years with the National ski team which included two Olympic Games, one World Championships and 64 World Cup starts.
Since retiring in the spring of 2010 she has travelled for a year in a 1984 Volkswagen van down to the southern tip of Argentina and graduated from University of Calgary with a degree in Environmental Geology.
Her passion for skiing has not waned since retiring from ski racing and she is keen to share some of her love for the sport with young up-and-comers. She has always loved the idea of bringing girls from across the country to train hard, ski fast, laugh much, be fit and healthy, and above all, enjoy the moment. Ski racing sisters inspire, motivate and support each other through the rollercoaster of ski racing.

Erin Mielzynski

Erin Mielzynski

Olympian / Head Coach

Erin Mielzynski had a historic breakthrough on March 4, 2012 when she won the World Cup slalom race in Ofterschwang, Germany. She was the first Canadian to win a World Cup slalom race since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Erin has been Canada's best and most consistent slalom skier for a decade. She is a wonderful teammate and leader. We are so stoked that she is joining the Sisterhood!

Marie-Pier Prefontaine

Head Coach

We are so lucky to welcome Marie-Pier Prefontaine back as a coach this summer! She recently retired ranked as one of the best ranked Canadians in giant slalom, and in the world!!!!
“Préfontaine, 27, skied super-G and giant slalom last season and has seen two Olympic Games, four world championships and four top-10 World Cup finishes. She achieved her career-best World Cup finish in 2014 when she came in sixth in Austria” (, 2016).
She rules! We’re so excited that she will come and join the Sisterhood again this summer. #igotswagg

Leslie Steeves

Registered Dietitian / Chef

Leslie grew up skiing in the Rocky Mountains and is still continuing this passion. Sport, health, and fitness guided her to graduate from Acadia University with a BSc in Nutrition. Leslie was a member of the Acadia Women Basketball team and is now coaching young women in one of the sports she loves. Understanding the importance of fueling and hydrating your body to keep up with the demands of sports is a big area of interest and she looks forward to passing on her knowledge. She currently works for ‘NSTEP which is an organization that goes into schools to teach the importance of healthy eating and physical activity to kids. Cooking is a love of Leslie’s and currently she volunteers in 2-community kitchens; one for renal patients and the other, Healthy Mom’s Healthy Babies. Leslie prides herself on never compromising flavor for healthy nutritious eating and we are stoked to add her to the Ski Racing Sisterhood Team!!!

Christina Lustenberger

Olympian / Head Coach

Born and raised in Invemere BC, my parents instilled a strong passion for the mountains in me. Starting at the age of two I was raised skiing on the local hill at Panorama Resort and, so began my love for the great white outdoors. Eventually joining the ski-racing program when I was old enough, it was all progression from there. Competing on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team for six years, achieving top 10 World Cup results, and competing in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games were some of the highlights of my racing career.
I am now working as an ACMG assistant ski guide for CMH heli skiing, and Whitecap alpine; a remote backcountry ski lodge in BC .
My love for the mountains has opened up a life of opportunity and incredible experiences. I feel truly blessed to be able to be working towards a goal, while all the while combining my passion for skiing.