Lori Anne Donald is involved in a variety of athletics in Nelson, British Columbia including skiing, mountain biking, trail running and ballet. Lori Anne applies her personal experience from training and competing as an athlete to her role as a Physiotherapist, working with a wide variety of athletes.
To hear about what she has been up to lately, check out her blog and articles!
Ski Mountaineering Racing
Lori Anne is a member of the Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team. Lori Anne started Ski Mountaineering racing in 2015.
Ski Mountaineering racing is a winter ski endurance event that involves multiple ascents and descents on skis. A typical Individual Race course will ascend between 1500-2000 m of vertical throughout the race. Races typically take between 2 and 3 hours.
Since moving to Nelson, Lori Anne has been skiing at Whitewater Ski Resort and the surrounding backcountry areas as much as she can. She loves skiing downhill. She mostly sticks to lift access and touring, but occasionally ventures into a Slopestyle competition.
Lori Anne began mountain biking in 2010.
She loves the local trail network around Nelson and can be seen out several times a week on her all mountain bike or hardtail.
She is a member of the Nelson Cycling Club.
Since moving to Nelson Lori Anne has embraced trail running. She loves the feeling of climbing up the mountain and into the alpine with just the power of her legs and the thrill of the descents. You can catch her on the trails early in the morning before work.
She has completed two half marathons and several 10 km events.
Lori Anne has been whitewater kayaking for 10 years. She learned to paddle on the Ottawa River. She was a whitewater kayak instructor at a Military Cadet training centre in Alberta for two years.
She is an active member of the Borderline Boaters Club in the West Kooetenays.
Lori Anne was in a professional ballet training program throughout elementary and highschool. She has 17 years of classical ballet training. She still loves to dance and joins in a class with Dance Umbrella in Nelson when she can.
Sponsorship and Ambassadorship
Without the help of these fine companies, I would not be able to be the athlete I am today. Thank you for your support Village Ski Hut and Nuun Hydration!
Village Ski Hut
Village Ski Hut has been very supportive of my training since 2015. They are the go to store in town for boot fitting. I have been able to special order skis and other needed equipment with their help. Thank you Ian, Heather and the whole crew!
PEPPERMINT Cycling Company
I am excited to be an Ambassador for PEPPERMINT Cycling Co. Michèle and Véro are sisters in Québec that have designed awesome cycling clothing for women. The label says made in Canada and the clothing is unique, colourful and fully functional. Check them out!
I have been using Nuun Hydration products since 2013. I love being able to customize my water and electrolyte replacement for training. Make your water count and check out the variety of options they offer. I use Nuun Active and Nuun Plus during training and competition. I am excited to try new Nuun Performance for my long distance efforts.