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My 28-Minute Downhill

Rob Boyd

Women’s head coach Rob Boyd helped Leslie Woit cut her time in half on Whistler’s Dave Murray Downhill It’s three kilometres of ultra-steep, stomach-churning drops and ligament-snapping compressions—a racecourse that helps provide the most exciting two minutes of the Winter Olympics. With all the crash-addled eyes of the world about to fix on every nasty … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Betcha didn’t know that!

FreestyleSkier

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue So I am touring the fantastic Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and surrounded by swank villas with swimming pools—perks for the lifers at the International Olympic Committee—when I meet this cute blonde. Although she was born in B.C., albeit educated in Alberta, this doll who has … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

One fast mother

From the Fall 2009 issue Aleisha Cline isn’t your average mother of two. She can kick butt on skis and is poised to take home hardware at the 2010 Winter Games in skiercross. Cline, 39, came out of retirement last year to try for the 2010 Olympics, and admits that competing around the world is … More »

Nice n’ icy please

from Fall 2009 Canada is best known as the land of hockey, but at the Winter Olympics there’s another indisputable marquee event—the downhill alpine race. And Canadians like their speed courses to live up to the description of being lightning fast. In October, four full months before the 2010 Vancouver Games open, the snow cannons … More »

Brydon’s goal is golden

from Travel Guide 2010 issue This time, Emily Brydon says, it will be different. With the 2010 Olympic Games in her home province, in what will likely be her last year of high-performance skiing, there’s no reason to hold back. She’ll be skiing toward daylight, toward a future that probably won’t include ski racing, hopefully … More »

My 28-Minute Downhill

Rob Boyd

Women’s head coach Rob Boyd helped Leslie Woit cut her time in half on Whistler’s Dave Murray Downhill It’s three kilometres of ultra-steep, stomach-churning drops and ligament-snapping compressions—a racecourse that helps provide the most exciting two minutes of the Winter Olympics. With all the crash-addled eyes of the world about to fix on every nasty … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Betcha didn’t know that!

FreestyleSkier

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue So I am touring the fantastic Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and surrounded by swank villas with swimming pools—perks for the lifers at the International Olympic Committee—when I meet this cute blonde. Although she was born in B.C., albeit educated in Alberta, this doll who has … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

One fast mother

From the Fall 2009 issue Aleisha Cline isn’t your average mother of two. She can kick butt on skis and is poised to take home hardware at the 2010 Winter Games in skiercross. Cline, 39, came out of retirement last year to try for the 2010 Olympics, and admits that competing around the world is … More »

Nice n’ icy please

from Fall 2009 Canada is best known as the land of hockey, but at the Winter Olympics there’s another indisputable marquee event—the downhill alpine race. And Canadians like their speed courses to live up to the description of being lightning fast. In October, four full months before the 2010 Vancouver Games open, the snow cannons … More »

Brydon’s goal is golden

from Travel Guide 2010 issue This time, Emily Brydon says, it will be different. With the 2010 Olympic Games in her home province, in what will likely be her last year of high-performance skiing, there’s no reason to hold back. She’ll be skiing toward daylight, toward a future that probably won’t include ski racing, hopefully … More »

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