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Sunshine and clear skies were the conditions for the second round of the U14 Teck Coast Zone GS Race held in Whistler on February 8 and 9th.

Athletes from Whistler, Grouse, Seymour and Cypress competed on 2 races: one GS run on Saturday and on Sunday a two-run combined timed GS race.

We want to thank all the volunteers that made the weekend possible and such a great experience for everyone.

What do WMSC coaches have to say:
“This weekend’s U14 zone race was an exceptional display of youth ski racing. Racing on a tough venue, our athletes pushed themselves out of their comfort zone yielding many personal best results. Best of all was how the WMSC athletes carried themselves through the weekend showing what an exceptional young group of people they are. Big shout out to WMSC Alumnus, Broderick Thompson, for coming out and helping with the races this weekend. Giving back to youth sport during his return from injury was very positive for our group!” Henry Yeigh, U14 WMSC Lead Coach

“The kids had a tremendous weekend racing on the Dave Murray National Training Center, for many it was their first time running a full length GS this year! Blue skies, low temps and tremendous snow conditions allowed for a great event. As coaches, we were very impressed with the level of racing throughout the weekend and the fantastic attitude displayed by the entire WMSC team. The volunteers provided us with an incredible race environment and to all those that helped, we say a massive thank you”. Bob Armstrong, U14 WMSC Ladies Head Coach

AWARDS

Saturday Event: Race 1 GS
Ladies
|1| Stella Buchheister (WMSC)
|2| Maeve Pretty (Grouse)
|3| Brooke Irish (Grouse)
|4| Tessa Wang (Grouse)
|5| Marlo Parkhill (WMSC)
|6| Lola Gilbert (WMSC)
|7| Hannah Jensen (WMSC)
|8| Erica Zander (Cypress)
|9| Madeline Wardle (WMSC)
|10| Mia Aiello (WMSC)

Mens
|1| Thomas Legg (WMSC)
|2| Joseph Gibbons (WMSC)
|3| Braden Aitken (WMSC)
|4| Ihsan Salari (Cypress)
|5| Nick Kokot (Seymour)
|6| Pearce Manning Avini (Grouse)
|7| Archie Clarke (WMSC)
|8| Maxim Akbulatov (WMSC)
|9| Ian Sinclair (WMSC)
|10| Benjamin Gold (Grouse)

Saturday, Race 2 GS
Ladies
|1| Stella Buchheister (WMSC)
|2| Lola Gilbert (WMSC)
|3| Maeve Pretty (Grouse)
|4| Tessa Wang (Grouse)
|5| Vanessa Young (WMSC)
|6| Hannah Jensen (WMSC)
|7| Sophia Cross (WMSC)
|8| Erica Zander (Cypress)
|9| Olivia Imregi (WMSC)
|10| Marlo Parkhill (WMSC)

Mens
|1| Joseph Gibbons (WMSC)
|1| Thomas Legg (WMSC)
|3| Thomas Hung (Grouse)
|4| Braden Aitken (WMSC)
|5| Ihsan Salari (Cypress)
|6| Malcolm Elvidge (Grouse)
|7| Archie Clark (WMSC)
|8| Pearce Manning Avini (Grouse)
|9| Nick Kokot (Seymour)
|10| Kekai Chalmers (WMSC)

Sunday, Race 3
Ladies
|1| Maeve Pretty (Grouse)
|2| Lola Gilbert (WMSC)
|3| Vanessa Young (WMSC)
|4| Tessa Wang (Grouse)
|5| Sophia Cross
|6| Erica Zander (Cypress)
|7| Carys Griffin (WMSC)
|8| Olivia Imregi (WMSC)
|9| Marlo Parkhill (WMSC)
|10| Madeline Wardle (WMSC)

Mens
|1| Joseph Gibbons
|2| Ihsan Salari (Cypress)
|3| Braden Aitken (WMSC)
|4| Ian Sinclair (WMSC)
|5| Callum Elburn (Grouse)
|6| Pearce Manning Avini (Grouse)
|7| Finn Lamb (WMSC)
|8| Addyson Kuss (Grouse)
|9| George Sarkis (WMSC)
|10| Kekai Chalmers (WMSC)

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The conditions were Sunny, Hero Surface in Kimberley during the 2020 Kimberly Dreadnaught Speed Camp and FIS Races held from January 26 to Feb 6th.

WMSC took a team of 21 athletes eager to learn a new discipline and others happy to have the opportunity to be on their longest skis again. Another amazing experience and successful trip for all of them.

What do WMSC have to say:
“Switching gears to big turns and high speeds is a refreshing change of pace at the
mid-season marker. The athletes get to experience something new and different in the form of a little more adrenaline and a few more nerves to conquer, which seems to always simplify the nuts and bolts of ski racing down to what it’s really all about: bombing down a mountain as fast as you can. Momentum gathered, and we expect it to stick around for the rest of the season.” –
Conrad Pridy, U18/U21 Lead Coach

“Oh boy, it was really scary, but I tried to keep my nerves down and think about how fun it was instead. It was my first Downhill, so I went into it with no expectations except for the goal of moving up from where I was in the training runs. I was happy to come out of the week with some strong finishes!” Emeline Bennett, Friendly neighborhood speed-demon, repeat medalist

“That was honestly the most fun I have ever had on a pair of skis yet!” – John Nicolls on his first fulllength runs down the speed track

“Speed events have the potential to heighten the adrenaline gauge to red levels.
Kimberley put together an environment that permitted a proper introduction, or re-introduction, to real speed elements, like triple digit speeds and jumps, while keeping the adrenaline factor within reason. The big turns not only got the athletes’ engines revving for DH and SG but translated into significant conceptual and technical changes in SL and GS. Overall, a very impressive learning opportunity that many truly capitalized on.”
Maddy Irwin, U18/U21 Women’s Head Coach

“Kimberley was an amazing opportunity for us! The training was suitably impressive, and the weather was, for the most part, perfect. A blast!”Freya Jumonville, Kimberley Speed Veteran

Podium/Awards
Day 1 Event: FIS DH
Womens:1st – Emeline Bennett (WMSC), 2nd – Jessie Ferguson (BAR), 3rd – Alyssa Gorsch (Burke)
Mens: 1st – Dylan Timm (KZT), 2nd – Colin Mills (BAR), 3rd – Chase Campbell (Sunshine), 9th –Alexander Katrusiak (Top WMSC)
Day 2 Event: FIS DH
Womens: 1st – Soleil Patterson (Red), 2nd – Jessie Ferguson (BAR), 3rd – Katie Killian (Burke), 5th – Emeline Bennett (Top WMSC)
Mens: 1st – Heming Sola (OST), 2nd – Dylan Timm (KZT), 3rd – Chase Campbell (Sunshine), 10th – Callum Clarke (Top WMSC)
Day 3 Event 1: FIS SG
Womens: 1st – Katie Killian (Burke), 2nd – Jessie Ferguson (BAR), 3rd – Soleil Patterson (Red), 4th – Emeline Bennett (Top WMSC)
Mens: 1st – Noah Kasdorf (NCO), 2nd – Dylan Timm (KZT), 3rd – Cody Schweiger (BAR), 12th –Ryuji Gaman (Top WMSC)
Day 3 Event 2: FIS SL
Womens: 1st – Jessie Ferguson (BAR), 2nd – Soleil Patterson (Red), 3rd – Cydnie Timmerman (Bar),5th – Gemma Bexton (Top WMSC)
Mens: 1st – Cody Schweiger (BAR), 2nd – Dylan Timm (KZT), 3rd – Ryuji Gaman (WMSC)
Day 4 Event: FIS SG
Womens: 1st – Soleil Patterson (Red), 2nd – Emeline Bennett (WMSC), 3rd Alyssa Gorsch (Burke)
Mens: 1st – Chase Campbell (Sunshine), 2nd – Cody Schweiger (BAR), 3rd – Dylan Timm (KZT), Colin Mills (BAR),17th – Callum Clarke (Top WMSC)

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Follow the U14 Teck Coast Zone Race – Feb 8 & 9

WMSC Live Timing

e-News | February 6, 2020

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 12:17PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Safety Nets | Race Volunteers |Whistler Cup Social

Safety Net Reminder – Friday Februrary 7th 9:30 a.m.

A reminder that will be doing the finishing touches on the safety nets for the U14 race tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. There is work to be done before we are ready to safely run the race on the weekend. For all you parents that are in Whistler for the extra days of training and for the school professional development day, please come out and lend a hand. The job won’t take too long with many hands.

Please email volunteers@wmsc.info to confirm your attendance and don’t forget to sign in on the sign in sheet at Garbo Hut.

It’s Never Too Late To Volunteer! Volunteers needed for this weekend’s U14 race – Feb 8 and 9

We are still looking for more gate judges, course crew and slip crew for this weekend’s U4 race. If you plan on being in Whistler this weekend, please consider volunteering for at least one day, even if your athlete is not racing in this weekend’s race. Let’s show the coast zone how the Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosts a race! Please email volunteers@wmsc.info with your availability.

Whistler Cup Social and Volunteer Appreciation hosted by WMSC BOD – February 15 3:30- 5:30 pm

Be part of the 2020 Whistler Cup Team!
February 15, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Join us for a fun après ski social hosted by the Whistler Mountain Ski Club board of directors. We’ll serve appetizers and refreshments, and you can meet the volunteer organizing committee behind the 28th edition of the Whistler Cup.
The Whistler Cup welcomes over 400 U14 & U16 athletes from across the globe. To make this a success, we need you!
As hosts of the event, the WMSC needs more than 400 volunteers to make the event a memorable success for all. Want to know more? Then this social is the place to be!

• Meet the volunteer coordinator, Abbie – come armed with questions about what the right fit is for you!
• Meet key members of the Race Organizing Committee – learn all you can about what it takes to put on this event.
• Meet some key sponsors, without whom this event couldn’t happen!
• We’ll have event videos, sign-up sheets, Whistler Cup merch and more.

The Whistler Cup has a long track record of showcasing future stars and many of Canada’s biggest World Cup and Olympic alpine and ski-cross stars have also graced the event over the years, experiencing international competition for the first time on their journey toward success on the world stage!

We look forward to seeing you!

e-News | January 31, 2020

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 12:15PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Net Set up | Whistler Cup Social |Grouse Training

It’s Nets Time Again – February 1st at Garbo Hut 9:30 am

It’s race time again and the safety nets need to be in place! With U16 speed training this weekend and the U14 Teck GS race next weekend, and training thereafter we need to make sure our Dave Murray National Training Centre is ready to go!
Net set up will take place tomorrow, Saturday February 1st). Please meet at Garbo Hut at 9:30 a.m. Please email volunteers@wmsc.info to make sure we have your attendance noted and sign in on the sign-in sheet at Garbo tomorrow morning. Graham Ross will be there to steer the volunteers.

Please make every effort to attend. A large turnout will help get the job done quickly!

Please also mark your calendars for* Friday February 7th at 9:30 a.m*. for any finishing touches prior to the U14 race so that we can get 2 great days of racing for our athletes!

Again, please meet at the Garbo Hut at 9:30 a.m.

Whistler Cup Social and Volunteer Appreciation hosted by WMSC BOD – February 15 3:30- 5:30 pm

Be part of the 2020 Whistler Cup Team!
February 15, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Join us for a fun après ski social hosted by the Whistler Mountain Ski Club board of directors. We’ll serve appetizers and refreshments, and you can meet the volunteer organizing committee behind the 28th edition of the Whistler Cup.
The Whistler Cup welcomes over 400 U14 & U16 athletes from across the globe. To make this a success, we need you!
As hosts of the event, the WMSC needs more than 400 volunteers to make the event a memorable success for all. Want to know more? Then this social is the place to be!

• Meet the volunteer coordinator, Abbie – come armed with questions about what the right fit is for you!
• Meet key members of the Race Organizing Committee – learn all you can about what it takes to put on this event.
• Meet some key sponsors, without whom this event couldn’t happen!
• We’ll have event videos, sign-up sheets, Whistler Cup merch and more.

The Whistler Cup has a long track record of showcasing future stars and many of Canada’s biggest World Cup and Olympic alpine and ski-cross stars have also graced the event over the years, experiencing international competition for the first time on their journey toward success on the world stage!

We look forward to seeing you!

Imagine 2020 – Telus Winter Classic – Tickets on Sale now

WHAT IS THE WHISTLER BLACKCOMB FOUNDATION?
The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts & culture and the environment with a special emphasis placed on youth and family programs.
We are proud to share that the WB Foundation has raised over $14 million for Registered Sea to Sky Charities making it the largest fundraising organization in the area.

The TELUS Winter Classic is for you if you are a person that:
- Hungers for an amazing breakfast at the Fairmont Whistler
- Is excited to explore the depths of the mountains with a Whistler Pro/Ambassador
- Feels the need for speed and friendly competition on our custom racecourse
- Enjoys Après after a long day on the slopes
- Likes to sample delightful wines and cheeses
- Has a love of dressing up for themed mountain top events
- Loves our community and supporting local Sea to Sky Charities

Grouse Night Training – Tuesdays until March 17th 4:00 -8:00 pm

We heard your feedback and we have opened the registration for Grouse Training Nights for the whole season!

Registration Terms

Registration closes Prior Sunday at midnight
Meet at the tram at 4pm for upload at 4:30pm.
Download at 8pm for pick up between 8:15-8:30pm.
Subject to changes.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent via email to accounting@wmsc.info. and copy your lead coach
Fees will be credited to Racer Accounts and will be given when requested in advance as follows:
0 to 24 hours 0%
24 – 48 hours 50%
48 – 72 hours 75%
Over 72 hours 100%