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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%

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Be part of the 2020 Whistler Cup Team!

See more about the Whistler Cup here.

Join us February 15, 3:30 – 5:30pm 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!

See the Social Invitation for more details.

Club Race 1

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 12:09PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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2019 – 2020 Club Race 1

Panelled Slalom, Dave Murray National training Centre

After a challenging start to the year, yesterday we eventually managed to get our Club race series started!

Although the conditions were still very challenging, after great efforts by Rob Boyd and the coaches to prepare for and set the course, some irreplaceable parent volunteers helping with set-up, timing and course maintenance we managed to get all the athletes through a 1 run panel slalom.

Even with the limited time training in gates this year, there was some great skiing, with strong displays of determination, perseverance and athletic recoveries!

The conditions were just a little too marginal to push for the Team Relay portion, however we will look for an alternative date to add this back into the schedule. Our plan is still to make teams, split evenly on times, with athletes from each age category to allow the older athletes to step into a leadership role to support the younger athletes, and create not only a flow of knowledge and experience, but some connections and friendships that break through the age group barriers.
Our club races are a great opportunity for all of our athletes to learn. It is a race environment with little at stake, but where one can try their tactical race skills and even the added value of a club race brought out the best in our athletes yesterday!

The course was challenging due to a great course set and tough snow conditions, but athletes fought hard to give their best from the start gate to the finish line. When the conditions are tough it shows a lot about someone’s mindset. Those who rise to the challenge, and still give their very best are those who relish in the tough conditions and the challenges. The skill of ‘racing’, giving one’s best is like any other skill, a skill that has to be developed, practiced and tested, and as with so many of the skills developed in ski racing, translates directly to life!

I look forwards to see you all at the next Club races on Feb 15th / 16th and in the meantime, there’s plenty opportunity to practice giving 100% from the start gate to the finish line.

Don’t forget that we will also have a Club Race Social on Feb 15th, where we will also ensure that we are sharing information about Whistler Cup, particularly for those who are new to the event, or moving up from U14 to U16.

In order concentrate our collective efforts and time, this social will also serve as the volunteer appreciation for the club race this weekend, the upcoming U14 races and the speed camp net-set. Therefore there will be no socials on Feb 1st and 8th as previously planned.

A huge thanks again to all of our volunteers who tirelessly, and selflessly make ski racing possible. The amount of time and effort that you put in on-hill, off-hill and behind the scenes is truly inspirational and motivational. To our unsung heros, thank you!

Mark Tilston

Find the Club Race results here.

e-News | January 24, 2020

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 12:06PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Past and Upcoming Races | Telus Winter Classic | Celebration of Life

First Club Race of the Season is Tomorrow!

We are excited to finally be hosting our first Club Race of the season tomorrow, Saturday January 25th. The race will take place on the Dave Murray National Training Centre and will consist of a Panelled Slalom and a Team Relay event with the results of the panelled slalom being used to create teams for the relay. See you there!

Recent Races at all Age Categories

Despite the challenging conditions that we have had for training and racing, other athletes and parents volunteers have been rising to the challenge and both home and away we have had some great series.
A huge thank you to the volunteers who made the U14 and U12 races at home possible, and very successful, despite the weather.

Read up on the event recaps about the races at every level in the past month, it’s been a busy January!

U12 NGSL and Janyk Cup – Jan 18-19-
U14 Teck Race in Whistler – Jan 11-12-
U16 and U18/21 Teck Race and BC Cup in Panorama Jan 7-13

The U14’s Race Again – Feb 8th and 9th

The U14’s will be racing again on our own Dave Murray National Training Centre. On February 8th and 9th, racers from around the Coast Zone will again head to Whistler for the first GS races of the season! And once again we are asking for all hands on deck to make this race as successful as the U14 slalom race in January! We need every available parent to help with this additional event on our calendar! You don’t have to be a U14 parent to lend a helping hand. As always there are on-hill and off-hill opportunities for everyone. This is a great race to gain some experience in new areas. Please email volunteers@wmsc.info to sign up!

TELUS Winter Classic – March 6th and 7th

We are very proud to have Whistler Blackcomb Foundation’s commitment as our Legacy Partner in the new Coaches’ Cabin Project along with their significant help with the evolutions that we have done in our fitness facilities.

The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to organizations benefitting the residents of the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, arts and culture and the environment, with an emphasis on children, youth and family programs.

They are hosting their 27th annual TELUS Winter Classic with the grand finale gala theme “Imagine 2120” March 6 and 7th, 2020. This action-packed weekend features fun filled ski events, wine, beer and food galore, live and silent auctions and fabulous entertainment. This event is definitely one not to miss!

Purchase your Tickets or a Team Today!
See the Event Brochure here.

Dr. Bob Jamieson’s Celebration of Life

Dr. Bob Jamieson was a huge contributor to not only whistler skiing, but Canadian skiing. His passing is a very sad event that was sudden and unexpected – many are still coming to grips. Our thoughts and hearts go out to Norma, Blake and the rest of Dr. Bob’s family and friends. Dr. Bob suffered a stroke while in the car, ski boots on and heading out for a day of skiing. All Whistler Weasel Workers, family and friends are invited to join Dr. Bob’s Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 23rd.

When: Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00 pm
Where: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver