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Dressing for Success

WINTER 2015 issue – She was narrowly pipped off the podium at Lake Louise’s opening World Cup downhill in December, but Owen Sound, Ontario’s Larisa Yurkiw was leading the fashion pack when she earned a thrilling 4th. High on the trend-o-metre this season are these practical and chic down-padded skirts that are warming some of … More »

Racer Ready?

For elite athletes, and their families, sacrificing education in pursuit of the dream has its challenges at career end.  By Duncan Hessel in December 2013 issue Let’s start with a hypothetical situation. You’re an exceptional young athlete and you’ve had some success as a skier. You’re talented, your coaches are hopeful and your parents are … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

Taking FIS to Task

by tobias c. van Veen from the Fall 2011 issue. The first and only time I saw Jean-Luc Brassard in competition was at the closing finale of the 2002 World Cup Freestyle on Blackcomb. As I feasted on the media tent’s prawns and wine, the Lillehammer legend laid down a cartilage-destroying performance. Sure, he was no longer on top, but he … 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 »

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 »

Making Whistler home

From the Buyers Guide 2010 issue With 2010 now just around the corner, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team is taking every opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of every bump and curve of the Olympic courses. Call it the home-turf advantage. Whether on the snow or in the village, Rob Boyd, Canadian women’s team head coach, … More »

Austria: Super Model

While it certainly helps to be blessed with exceptional athletes and a deep pool of rising talent, ensuring the team is poised and ready to dominate at a major event goes far beyond the athletes. The Austrians have a well-deserved reputation for meticulous preparation and well-funded programs. They understand that ski racing is a tactical … 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 »

Ready, Aim, Fire!

One of the toughest challenges we face in building a successful ski racing program is meeting the needs of today while also investing in the future. There are, in fact, three objectives in play to deliver success on the snow. The first is to ensure our very best athletes have what they need. The second … More »

Dressing for Success

WINTER 2015 issue – She was narrowly pipped off the podium at Lake Louise’s opening World Cup downhill in December, but Owen Sound, Ontario’s Larisa Yurkiw was leading the fashion pack when she earned a thrilling 4th. High on the trend-o-metre this season are these practical and chic down-padded skirts that are warming some of … More »

Racer Ready?

For elite athletes, and their families, sacrificing education in pursuit of the dream has its challenges at career end.  By Duncan Hessel in December 2013 issue Let’s start with a hypothetical situation. You’re an exceptional young athlete and you’ve had some success as a skier. You’re talented, your coaches are hopeful and your parents are … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

Taking FIS to Task

by tobias c. van Veen from the Fall 2011 issue. The first and only time I saw Jean-Luc Brassard in competition was at the closing finale of the 2002 World Cup Freestyle on Blackcomb. As I feasted on the media tent’s prawns and wine, the Lillehammer legend laid down a cartilage-destroying performance. Sure, he was no longer on top, but he … 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 »

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 »

Making Whistler home

From the Buyers Guide 2010 issue With 2010 now just around the corner, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team is taking every opportunity to gain intimate knowledge of every bump and curve of the Olympic courses. Call it the home-turf advantage. Whether on the snow or in the village, Rob Boyd, Canadian women’s team head coach, … More »

Austria: Super Model

While it certainly helps to be blessed with exceptional athletes and a deep pool of rising talent, ensuring the team is poised and ready to dominate at a major event goes far beyond the athletes. The Austrians have a well-deserved reputation for meticulous preparation and well-funded programs. They understand that ski racing is a tactical … 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 »

Ready, Aim, Fire!

One of the toughest challenges we face in building a successful ski racing program is meeting the needs of today while also investing in the future. There are, in fact, three objectives in play to deliver success on the snow. The first is to ensure our very best athletes have what they need. The second … More »

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