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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 »

Beer League Ski Racing Injuries

The relatively limited ski terrain in Ontario has resulted in large youth participation rates for competitive ski racing at both private and public ski hills. At many ski areas, grownups have followed suit and are racing in adult racing leagues. The level of experience and skill in these so-called beer league races is highly variable. … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Skiing’s gladiators

  Skier cross has a strange and storied history in not only the sport of skiing, but in the evolution of skiing itself. The dark roots of skier cross involve nothing more or less than corralling your so-called friends (of all ages), heading to the pinnacle of your local hill and pointing it down in a no-holds-barred race to the bottom. by … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … 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 »

The Whistler Cup’s Killer Kinder

no driver’s licence required by tobias c. van Veen from the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue. With Lady Gaga cranked from a stereo pitched precariously in the snowbank, a swarm of the spandex crowd performs the pre-race rituals: stretching, swinging legs around, some pantomime focus visualization, nervous chatter and, of course, a good deal of high-pitched … 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 »

Beer League Ski Racing Injuries

The relatively limited ski terrain in Ontario has resulted in large youth participation rates for competitive ski racing at both private and public ski hills. At many ski areas, grownups have followed suit and are racing in adult racing leagues. The level of experience and skill in these so-called beer league races is highly variable. … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Skiing’s gladiators

  Skier cross has a strange and storied history in not only the sport of skiing, but in the evolution of skiing itself. The dark roots of skier cross involve nothing more or less than corralling your so-called friends (of all ages), heading to the pinnacle of your local hill and pointing it down in a no-holds-barred race to the bottom. by … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … 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 »

The Whistler Cup’s Killer Kinder

no driver’s licence required by tobias c. van Veen from the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue. With Lady Gaga cranked from a stereo pitched precariously in the snowbank, a swarm of the spandex crowd performs the pre-race rituals: stretching, swinging legs around, some pantomime focus visualization, nervous chatter and, of course, a good deal of high-pitched … More »

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