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Western Canada development coaches anticipating a ‘wild season’

Ski Racing Media is digging deeper into the ski racing development system in Canada with a look at the provincial team plans, highlights and challenges, particularly heading into an uncertain competitive season. This week, in our first of two stories, we spoke with the head coaches of the provincial teams of BC and Alberta. Next week we will check in with Ontario and Quebec in the east.

By |2020-09-09T13:25:06-06:00September 9th, 2020|3 Comments

Erik Guay, new board set direction for Alpine Canada as ‘shocked’ Ben Thomsen looks to prove coaches wrong

Erik Guay joins a movement along with a group of high-profile business leaders who replaced the Alpine Canada board of directors last fall. The former athlete is seeking to influence change and reshape the national ski racing landscape with the mission of becoming a top-three skiing nation by the 2026 Olympics.

By |2020-08-19T17:01:49-06:00July 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Cutting Edge: How one ski racer survived a life-threatening ski laceration

Victor Wiacek tells the harrowing story of a routine ski crash and how it led to a life-threatening ski laceration. Victor almost lost his life, saved by coaches, ski patrol and medical staff who were trained and ready to respond. Now he's working on a solution to try to prevent future accidents. More photos included (strong stomach required).

By |2020-07-23T11:46:32-06:00July 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Then & Now: Lessons from ski racing serve downhiller Andy Mill

At 67, Andy Mill still has that swashbuckling look that helped him stand out as an Olympic downhill ski racer, network sports commentator and star of his own television series. Time has been good to the top American downhiller of the mid 1970s to early ‘80s, who used the skills he learned as a ski racer to carve out a remarkable life.

By |2020-09-24T15:21:57-06:00July 19th, 2020|9 Comments

Fresh off Copper camp, POWDR quickly becoming ski racing’s best friend

Not only has the multi-resort corporation built what is widely considered the world’s top speed and tech training venues and shined as a World Cup host, but it goes the extra mile for racers whenever it can, surmounting melting snow and COVID-era obstacles to provide superb summer training.

By |2020-07-17T10:04:55-06:00July 16th, 2020|3 Comments

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