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Life Beyond the Gates

by Tobias c van Veen from Spring 2012 issue What happens to racers after they’ve hung up their skis? It’s a question that a lot of athletes either avoid or don’t even consider. As recently retired Canadian cyclone-on-skis Britt Janyk points out, planning an exit strategy from the World Cup never really occurred to her. “I found it really difficult to think … More »

A Season to Remember

Let the numbers do the talking. Canada’s top alpine exponents won a record 14 medals on the World Cup circuit last season, solving the riddle of inconsistent snow conditions time after time. Twelve of the podiums were gained on the men’s side, including two golds. Jan Hudec added a World Championship silver in what is … More »

North of 60

Although Whitehorse’s Mt. Sima has technically been in operation since 1993, it flew below the radar for its first decade and won’t debut on the national stage until February-March 2007 when it hosts the 40th issue of the Canada Winter Games (CWG). This will be the first time the Games have been held north of … More »

Eggxactly how do they do it?

What is the secret ingredient that allows some racers to succeed against the best in the world, while others appear to be in deep water? Let’s eliminate the clichés at the outset. It’s not desire, hard work, a burning will to win or fear of failure because I’ve known Pontiac Cup racers with those attributes … More »

Right Idea, Wrong Winter

From Fall 2005 issue Unfortunately, making predictions for Ski Canada requires exactor talent and last winter was the perfect quinella. I basically eliminated all the male racers in the world but two, Miller and Raich, and said “pick one.” That much I had right, but I was wrong when I picked Raich. He took a … More »

Life Beyond the Gates

by Tobias c van Veen from Spring 2012 issue What happens to racers after they’ve hung up their skis? It’s a question that a lot of athletes either avoid or don’t even consider. As recently retired Canadian cyclone-on-skis Britt Janyk points out, planning an exit strategy from the World Cup never really occurred to her. “I found it really difficult to think … More »

A Season to Remember

Let the numbers do the talking. Canada’s top alpine exponents won a record 14 medals on the World Cup circuit last season, solving the riddle of inconsistent snow conditions time after time. Twelve of the podiums were gained on the men’s side, including two golds. Jan Hudec added a World Championship silver in what is … More »

North of 60

Although Whitehorse’s Mt. Sima has technically been in operation since 1993, it flew below the radar for its first decade and won’t debut on the national stage until February-March 2007 when it hosts the 40th issue of the Canada Winter Games (CWG). This will be the first time the Games have been held north of … More »

Eggxactly how do they do it?

What is the secret ingredient that allows some racers to succeed against the best in the world, while others appear to be in deep water? Let’s eliminate the clichés at the outset. It’s not desire, hard work, a burning will to win or fear of failure because I’ve known Pontiac Cup racers with those attributes … More »

Right Idea, Wrong Winter

From Fall 2005 issue Unfortunately, making predictions for Ski Canada requires exactor talent and last winter was the perfect quinella. I basically eliminated all the male racers in the world but two, Miller and Raich, and said “pick one.” That much I had right, but I was wrong when I picked Raich. He took a … More »

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