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Take 5 With Dustin Cook

  Dustin Cook burst onto the international ski scene last season with three podium appearances, including a super-G victory at the World Cup finals in Méribel, France, and a silver medal at the World Championships held in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Cook has been a national-team member since 2007, but doesn’t have the profile of other … More »

A Dose of American Rah-Rah

WINTER 2015 issue  *  It seems not all skiing medals have the same shine. Consider the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The two-week event is of course bigger than a single World Cup race, and the competition is every bit as strong as the Olympics, but in North America it lacks the glamour and … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Sochi 2014 – Best Bets in Alpine Racing

Four years ago one of the best-trained, well-funded alpine ski teams Canada had ever produced headed to the 2010 Winter Olympics with the goal of winning three medals. That podium promise turned into disappointment when the best results were a pair of 5th-place finishes by Erik Guay. By Jim Morris in December 2013 issue  * … More »

The Hills Are Alive…with the sound of racing

The Austrian national ski team ?chose Sun Peaks years ago to kick-start ?its season ‘‘I’m so hot,” Maria Holaus says, brushing a wave of long blond hair over her shoulder and settling into a comfy leather chair in the lobby of the Delta Sun Peaks Resort. “I’m very excited.” I assume, correctly, that this Austrian … More »

In Familiar Territory

From the Fall 2007 issue In today’s world of ski racing, the “home hill advantage” can be the difference between gold and no medals. John Kucera cited the edge he found from racing the Lake Louise downhill in Nor-Am events three years before his spectacular win at the opening World Cup race last season. In … 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 »

Trust can lead to success

To believe every option has been explored takes extraordinary focus. It also includes an all-important ingredient of teamwork: trust. For nearly a decade I enjoyed a close relationship with one member of our team who was largely invisible. Hans Ramelmueller was the man responsible for the tools of the trade—our skis. This was a relationship … More »

Take 5 With Dustin Cook

  Dustin Cook burst onto the international ski scene last season with three podium appearances, including a super-G victory at the World Cup finals in Méribel, France, and a silver medal at the World Championships held in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Cook has been a national-team member since 2007, but doesn’t have the profile of other … More »

A Dose of American Rah-Rah

WINTER 2015 issue  *  It seems not all skiing medals have the same shine. Consider the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The two-week event is of course bigger than a single World Cup race, and the competition is every bit as strong as the Olympics, but in North America it lacks the glamour and … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Sochi 2014 – Best Bets in Alpine Racing

Four years ago one of the best-trained, well-funded alpine ski teams Canada had ever produced headed to the 2010 Winter Olympics with the goal of winning three medals. That podium promise turned into disappointment when the best results were a pair of 5th-place finishes by Erik Guay. By Jim Morris in December 2013 issue  * … More »

The Hills Are Alive…with the sound of racing

The Austrian national ski team ?chose Sun Peaks years ago to kick-start ?its season ‘‘I’m so hot,” Maria Holaus says, brushing a wave of long blond hair over her shoulder and settling into a comfy leather chair in the lobby of the Delta Sun Peaks Resort. “I’m very excited.” I assume, correctly, that this Austrian … More »

In Familiar Territory

From the Fall 2007 issue In today’s world of ski racing, the “home hill advantage” can be the difference between gold and no medals. John Kucera cited the edge he found from racing the Lake Louise downhill in Nor-Am events three years before his spectacular win at the opening World Cup race last season. In … 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 »

Trust can lead to success

To believe every option has been explored takes extraordinary focus. It also includes an all-important ingredient of teamwork: trust. For nearly a decade I enjoyed a close relationship with one member of our team who was largely invisible. Hans Ramelmueller was the man responsible for the tools of the trade—our skis. This was a relationship … More »

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