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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 »

Getting the message across

This winter the usual early-season snows largely bypassed Whistler- Blackcomb even as Victoria and Vancouver suffered havoc. Extended cold, a rain crust, a dangerous layer of faceted crystals and lastly heavy wind-loaded snowfalls created what avalanche expert Chris Stethem later described as a once-in-30-years “continental snowpack”—shallow and dangerous, akin to the Alberta Rockies. “We found … More »

Rolling with the Punch

At the outset, the winter of 2004-05 seemed fairly typical. Shortly after Christmas, however, the weather turned unseasonably cold and dry. As a result, for a number of weeks we were skiing into a crevasse leading under Blackcomb Glacier and re-emerging through another crevasse well below. Although this experience on its own quali?es the season … 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 »

Getting the message across

This winter the usual early-season snows largely bypassed Whistler- Blackcomb even as Victoria and Vancouver suffered havoc. Extended cold, a rain crust, a dangerous layer of faceted crystals and lastly heavy wind-loaded snowfalls created what avalanche expert Chris Stethem later described as a once-in-30-years “continental snowpack”—shallow and dangerous, akin to the Alberta Rockies. “We found … More »

Rolling with the Punch

At the outset, the winter of 2004-05 seemed fairly typical. Shortly after Christmas, however, the weather turned unseasonably cold and dry. As a result, for a number of weeks we were skiing into a crevasse leading under Blackcomb Glacier and re-emerging through another crevasse well below. Although this experience on its own quali?es the season … More »

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