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e-News | February 20, 2020

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 21, 2020 4:26PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Safety Net Set | FIS BC Cup | Parsons Memorial Downhill race

Safety Net Set – Sun, Feb 23 at Garbo Hut 9:30 am

Calling all WMSC parents! Please come out this Sunday (February 23rd) and help with net set for the upcoming BC Cup Whistler FIS Race. All hands on deck for this important safety net set up. It doesn’t matter if you have athletes racing in this event – we need your help! Please meet at Garbo Hut at 9:30 a.m. No experience setting nets? No worries – there will be lots of people to help guide you! The more volunteers the quicker the job gets done! Please email volunteers@wmsc.info to confirm and your attendance and don’t forget to sign in at Garbo Hut. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Volunteer Now for the FIS BC Cup GS, Super G and Parsons Memorial Downhill Race (February 29 – March 8)

We are about to begin a long and exciting FIS race series on our Dave Murray National Training Centre and we still need lots of volunteers. We have athletes coming from across Canada and beyond! Let’s show them how we put on a race series! The races span two weekends and 4 week days so extra support from all our WMSC parents is needed. And you get to see the next generation of World Cup skiers at the same time! There will be GS races Saturday and Sunday February 29 and March 1, Super G Monday and Tuesday March 2 and 3rd and Downhill Thursday March 5th to Sunday March 8th. Wednesday March 4th is a non-racing day! Pick a day or two or eight to come out and help!

The Downhill race in the race series will be the 41st annual Bob Parsons Memorial race named in memory of the late Bob Parsons. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, he began skiing in the late 1940s with his older brother Stan. They both raced on Hollyburn and Seymour Mountains, competing in jumping, nordic and downhill skiing. The Parsons family became members of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club in the late 60s. Bob Parsons was committed to junior ski racing and saw the need for junior skiers to have the opportunity to race downhill. This race has been held on the Whistler Back Bowl, Dave Murray Downhill, Green Acres, Blackcomb Panorama/Cloud Nine and the Dave Murray National Training Centre (Raven/Ptarmigan). Jim Parsons (WMSC U16 coach) was the winner of the first memorial DH in 1980 followed closely by Rob Lahti (current Hemlock coach), and Chris Leighton (Parsons) who you all know as the recently retired administrator at WMSC.

Please email volunteers@wmsc.info with your available dates for these FIS races!

Public Hearing – Zoning Amendment Bylaw (WMSC)

Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at Maury Young Arts Centre 6:00 pm
Read more here.

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A group of U14 athletes have departed for Fort St. John last Wednesday to participate in the 2020 BC Winter Games. The 14 girls and 8 boys who qualified for this event will be training and racing at Bear Mountain Ski Hill, participating in Slalom and Giant Slalom events.

The BC Winter Games bring together up to 1,200 of the best emerging athletes in the province, hundreds of trained coaches and certified officials, and over a thousand volunteers. Whistler’s Rob Boyd and Britt Janyk participated in the BC Winter and Summer Games in 1980 and 1995 respectively, after which both have gone on to compete internationally and at Olympic Games.

Click on the following links to see what our WMSC athletes’ are up to this week:
RESULTS
SCHEDULE

Please join us to wish good luck to our amazing team representing our Zone at the event this week!

Congratulations to all WMSC athletes who participated and cheered on their peers last weekend for the second and third Club Races of the season.

On Saturday, our athletes battled some difficult start conditions but were able to find some firm conditions under the new snow. It was a great day nonetheless, with great race sets from coach Henry and coach Maddie.

On Sunday, the conditions were more in our favor and allowed for awesome racing experience down a longer track for our younger athletes.

Below are the results:

Club Race 2 | Saturday, February 15 | Slalom
U18/U21 Female: Alyssa Emery (1st), Holly Clarke (2nd), Gemma Bexton (3rd)
U18/U21 Male: Ryuji Gaman (1st), Matthias Shorter (2nd), Adam Usher (3rd)

U16 Female: Jacquie Smith (1st), Ries Holmes (2nd), Ava Parkhill (3rd)
U16 Male: Sam Fuller (1st), Felix Shorter (2nd), Jack Norman (3rd)

U14 Female: Stella Buchheister (1st), Hannah Jensen (2nd), Thea Torn (3rd)
U14 Male: Maxim Akbulatov (1st), Owen Staniforth (2nd), Maxus Mountford (3rd)

U12 Female: Alexa Ferguson (1st), Maika Lennox-King (2nd), Anais Staniforth (3rd)
U12 Male: Kingsley Parkhill (1st), Graydyn Swanson (2nd), Dominic Reid (3rd)

Club Race 3 | Sunday, February 16 | Giant Slalom

U18/U21 Female: Alice Ferrara (1st), Fiona McInnes (2nd), Alyssa Emery (3rd)
U18/U21 Male: Ryuji Gaman (1st), Kosuke Akita (2nd), Luife Sandoval (3rd)

U16 Female: Sara Stiel (1st), Tatum Nash (2nd), Jacquie Smith (3rd)
U16 Male: Felix Shorter (1st), Sascha Gilbert (2nd), Sam Fuller (3rd)

U14 Female: Stella Buchheister (1st), Sophia Cross (2nd), Hannah Jensen (3rd)
U14 Male: JJ Gibbons (1st), Thomas Legg (2nd), Braden Aitken (3rd)

U12 Female: Maika Lennox-King (1st), Hannah Neeves (2nd), Maia Harriman (3rd)
U12 Male: Kingsley Parkhill (1st), Marek Novak (2nd), Luka Buchheister (3rd)

Well done everyone!

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e-News | February 13, 2020

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 21, 2020 4:03PM PST ( 0 Comments )

WC Social | U14 BC Winter Games | Lost and Found

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!

WMSC U14 Athletes going to BC Winter Games in Fort St. John – February 19 to 23

Please join us to wish good luck to the amazing team of U14s representing our Zone on the BC Winter Games!

Ladies: Mia Aiello, Vanessa Young, Carys Griffin, Hannah Jensen, Sophia Cross, Madeline Wardle, Marlowe Cook, Aureane Emery, Lola Gilbert, Olivia Imregi, Heidi Schenk, Viveka Deck Stang, Marlo Parkhill, Nicole Doiron

Mens: Oliver Presello, Braden Aitken, George Sarkis, Maxim Akbulatov, Thomas Legg, JJ Gibbons, Seth Robert, Owen Staniforth

Lost and Found Items – Tuesday, February 18

Lost and found items will be donated this Tuesday, February 18. Please check and pick up your belongings.

Imagine 2020 – Telus Winter Classic – March 6-7 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

Apply for a Bursary – Deadline March 31st

WMSC proudly offers several bursaries every year to our WMSC athletes to help them achieve their ski racing goals. Please check the WMSC Awards and Bursaries list, selection criteria and deadlines and Apply today:

• Rob Boyd Bursary
• Dave Murray Bursary
• Jordan Schick Bursary

WMSC's U16 at Red Mountain

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 21, 2020 4:01PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Historic Red Mountain was the site for round two of the U16 Teck Open series. Two days of Super G training followed by 3 SG races for each gender meant for a busy weekend but all athletes were excited to strap on the long boards for the first speed races of the season.

There were some weather challenges for the first 3 days but day 4 was absolutely perfect with bluebird skies and an excellent race surface that held up right to the final racer. Race organizers did a fantastic job squeezing in 4 races on the final day and everyone left Red Mountain with a smile on their faces.

Whistler Mountain Ski Club athletes had excellent results with Sara Stiel leading the charge winning all three races on the girls side. Grouse Tyee Ski Club member Dylan Stevens won all 3 races on the boys side with no fewer than 5 WMSC boys in the top-10 in each of the races.

Saturday
Ladies SG
1 Sara Steil (WMSC)
2 Talyn Lorimer (SPAC)
3 Jamie Robinson (Vernon)
4 Ella Mills (Vernon)
5 Mila Plavsic (Grouse)
6 Lauren Clancy (Vernon)
7 Isabella Vockeroth Fisher (RedMt)
8 Ella Kaufmann (WMSC)
9 Gaia Fameli (Cypress)
10 Sienna Blaser (Apex)

Mens SG
1 Dylan Stevens (Grouse)
2 Euan Currie (SPAC)
3 Milan Novak (WMSC)
4 Sam Fuller (WMSC)
5 Oliver Young (Vernon)
6 Sascha Gilbert (WMSC)
7 Micah Schwertlich (SPAC)
8 Felix Shorter (WMSC)
9 Duncan Ross (WMSC)
10 Reed Kelly (Revi)

Sunday
Ladies SG Race #1
1 Sara Steil (WMSC)
2 Talyn Lorimer (SPAC)
3 Mila Plavsic (Grouse)
4 Lucy Leishman (Nelson)
5 Ella Mills (Vernon)
6 Nora Sidjak (Revi)
7 Ashley Perron (WMSC)
8 Samantha Lawlor (Apex)
9 Jasmine Brenton (KAT)
10 Gaia Fameli (Cypress)

Mens SG Race #1
1 Dylan Stevens (Grouse)
2 Sam Fuller (WMSC)
3 Milan Novak (WMSC)
4 Sascha Gilbert (WMSC)
5 Kaleb Barnum (Fernie)
6 Graem Eder (Grouse)
7 Jack Thomas (WMSC)
8 Felix Shorter (WMSC)
9 Oliver Young (Vernon)
10 Duncan Ross (WMSC)

Ladies SG Race #2
1 Sara Steil (WMSC)
2 Lucy Leishman (Nelson)
3 Shayna Little (BigWhite)
4 Joy Atalla (Fernie)
5 Isabella Vockeroth (RedMt)
6 Laura Keogh (WMSC)
7 Mila Plavsic (Grouse)
8 Senna Kenny (Nelson)
9 Nora Sidjak (Revi)
10 Lily Irish (Grouse)

Mens SG Race #2
1 Dylan Stevens (Grouse)
2 Kaleb Barnum (Fernie)
3 Sam Fuller (WMSC)
4 Sascha Gilbert (WMSC)
5 Felix Shorter (WMSC)
6 Nilan Novak (WMSC)
7 Jack Thomas (WMSC)
8 Max Gainey (Apex)
9 Oliver Young (Vernon)
10 Teigan Lenzi (Revi)