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2010 Olympic Preview: Alpine

It’s anybody’s game at the races in Whistler – but hopes have never been higher for Canadians to medal. Alpine skiing has always been the Austrian stronghold at the Winter Olympics. This team that also wears red and white collected 14 medals in Torino, and it has 101 pieces of Olympic hardware in its history. … 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 »

Hoping for the big backyard win

From Buyer’s Guide 2010 Twice Britt Janyk has wanted to storm the Olympic battlements and twice she has not been part of the team. But in February the Olympics are coming to Britt’s home hill, to Whistler, and with national team slalom-skiing brother Michael, she hopes to show the world that this is her mountain … 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 »

Looking Back

Many of us claim to dream about skiing. But how many of us regularly dream—by that I mean have visions during deep REM sleep—about skiing? I’ll be the ? rst to admit that although I daydream endlessly about future days on the hill, set lofty goals and aspirations for the upcoming season, and generally structure … More »

Extreme Makeover

From the Winter 2006 issue On a stunning day in late April, the snow fields on the Rockies’ main spine so dazzlingly bright as to burn through even the darkest sunglasses and force your gaze to the gentler blue of the sky above, my longtime sweetheart Laurie and I carved through fields of smooth, buttery … More »

Party Girls

Many, many years ago, well, in the mid-1990s, while I was studying at the University of British Columbia and escaping to Whistler four days a week each winter, I spent a few days staying at a friend’s family condo in Whistler’s Creekside. I learned later that this condo was not only one of the very … More »

Letter from the Alps

Alps1, photo by Gavin Foster

“No pain, no gain,” I insist, somewhat self-righteously I know but desperate to claw back some ground in an argument I’m losing. “Just try it,” my interlocutor responds smilingly. What we’re talking about is anathema to an old-school ski tourer but the promise of a brave new world to a downhill skier. The idea is … More »

2010 Olympic Preview: Alpine

It’s anybody’s game at the races in Whistler – but hopes have never been higher for Canadians to medal. Alpine skiing has always been the Austrian stronghold at the Winter Olympics. This team that also wears red and white collected 14 medals in Torino, and it has 101 pieces of Olympic hardware in its history. … 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 »

Hoping for the big backyard win

From Buyer’s Guide 2010 Twice Britt Janyk has wanted to storm the Olympic battlements and twice she has not been part of the team. But in February the Olympics are coming to Britt’s home hill, to Whistler, and with national team slalom-skiing brother Michael, she hopes to show the world that this is her mountain … 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 »

Looking Back

Many of us claim to dream about skiing. But how many of us regularly dream—by that I mean have visions during deep REM sleep—about skiing? I’ll be the ? rst to admit that although I daydream endlessly about future days on the hill, set lofty goals and aspirations for the upcoming season, and generally structure … More »

Extreme Makeover

From the Winter 2006 issue On a stunning day in late April, the snow fields on the Rockies’ main spine so dazzlingly bright as to burn through even the darkest sunglasses and force your gaze to the gentler blue of the sky above, my longtime sweetheart Laurie and I carved through fields of smooth, buttery … More »

Party Girls

Many, many years ago, well, in the mid-1990s, while I was studying at the University of British Columbia and escaping to Whistler four days a week each winter, I spent a few days staying at a friend’s family condo in Whistler’s Creekside. I learned later that this condo was not only one of the very … More »

Letter from the Alps

Alps1, photo by Gavin Foster

“No pain, no gain,” I insist, somewhat self-righteously I know but desperate to claw back some ground in an argument I’m losing. “Just try it,” my interlocutor responds smilingly. What we’re talking about is anathema to an old-school ski tourer but the promise of a brave new world to a downhill skier. The idea is … More »

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