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Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Mogul Stars

Q&A with Mikaël Kingsbury and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe. When a coveted FIS Crystal Globe lands in Canadian hands for overall season results, it’s kind of a big deal. When both the men’s and ladies’ World Cup mogul champions are from home soil, it’s reason to celebrate.     Ski Canada: Congratulations to both of you! How did you … More »

Larisa Yurkiw

[edit. note: On May 11, 2016 Larisa Yurkiw announced her retirement from ski racing due to concerns about her surgically repaired knee.]   Any World Cup podium result is impressive, but for Canadian skier Larisa Yurkiw, two podium finishes so far this season have particular significance given her decision to ski as an independent athlete. … More »

Chasing down Manuel Osborne-Paradis

Sochi 2014 by Jim Morris in Fall 2013 issue Risk versus reward. It’s something we all contemplate, whether it’s a complicated business venture or simply deciding if the chance of getting a speeding ticket makes it worth driving that little bit faster. Often the greater the risk, the bigger the reward—but the penalty for failure … 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 »

These Boots Were Made for Skiing

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 2012 Alpine Boot specifications The ski world is growing up and it all starts with your on-slope connection—those weapons that buckle onto your feet. This season’s trends include extending the toe pocket—and moving lasts north of 100— without loss of performance and, as no small benefit, with added warmth. Manufacturers mitigate … 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 »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Mogul Stars

Q&A with Mikaël Kingsbury and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe. When a coveted FIS Crystal Globe lands in Canadian hands for overall season results, it’s kind of a big deal. When both the men’s and ladies’ World Cup mogul champions are from home soil, it’s reason to celebrate.     Ski Canada: Congratulations to both of you! How did you … More »

Larisa Yurkiw

[edit. note: On May 11, 2016 Larisa Yurkiw announced her retirement from ski racing due to concerns about her surgically repaired knee.]   Any World Cup podium result is impressive, but for Canadian skier Larisa Yurkiw, two podium finishes so far this season have particular significance given her decision to ski as an independent athlete. … More »

Chasing down Manuel Osborne-Paradis

Sochi 2014 by Jim Morris in Fall 2013 issue Risk versus reward. It’s something we all contemplate, whether it’s a complicated business venture or simply deciding if the chance of getting a speeding ticket makes it worth driving that little bit faster. Often the greater the risk, the bigger the reward—but the penalty for failure … 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 »

These Boots Were Made for Skiing

from Buyer’s Guide 2012 2012 Alpine Boot specifications The ski world is growing up and it all starts with your on-slope connection—those weapons that buckle onto your feet. This season’s trends include extending the toe pocket—and moving lasts north of 100— without loss of performance and, as no small benefit, with added warmth. Manufacturers mitigate … 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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