Supporting the Canmore Community
Windtower Lodge & Suites is committed in supporting the Town of Canmore through event partnerships, community collaborations and athlete sponsorships. We feel extremely fortunate to work alongside the Canmore community; a close-knit group that works together to support local initiatives and advocate the beauties of the Rocky Mountains.
Friends of Windtower
Erin Yungblut is a 24-year old biathlete coming off a successful first year in the senior ranks competing for Canada at International events such as International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cups. She originally hails from Wroxeter, Ontario but currently resides in Canmore, Alberta. Erin’s goal is to compete for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics and win medals at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Along the way she hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams and live their passions, as well as follow a healthy active lifestyle.
Erin races for Canada internationally and represents the province of Ontario when racing domestically. She trains full-time at the National Development Center for Biathlon in Canmore, Alberta, with the team Rocky Mountain Racers. Erin’s journey in Nordic sports began eight years ago when she first learned to ski and I fell in love with the sport of biathlon five years ago when she began shooting in her final year of high school.
The challenge of the two unique sports — cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship — appealed to Erin greatly and she has quickly risen as one of Canada's most promising young biathletes. Erin is drawn to the sport of Biathlon because of the many attributes one must possess to be successful – power, endurance, and finesse on the skis and focus and precision on the range.
Cross Country Skiing
Maya MacIsaac-Jones is a Cross-Country Skier from Canmore, Alberta, where she trains with the Canadian National Team and Rocky Mountain Racers Ski Club. Her inspiration to become a skier started after watching the Canadian women win two medals in cross-coutnry skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Maya’s goal is to become a medal contender on the world-stage at either the World Championships, World Cup circuit, or Winter Olympic Games.
At only 20 years of age, Maya races to her first World Cup top-30 at the 2016 Gatineau World Cup, earning her a spot on the Senior National Ski Team. Since then, Maya has been training hard as a full-time skier to earn a spot at the 2019 World Championships, all while studying online at Athabasca University!
- Junior National Team Member 2011-15
- 18th place at the 2018 World U23 Championships
- 3 Top-35 World Cup Results
- 15 World Cup starts
- 10 World Junior/U23 Championship starts
- 9-Time Canadian National Champion
- 8th place at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games
- 2-Time Canada Winter Games bronze medalist