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WMSC readies for Whistler Cup

Top 11-14 year olds from around the world will compete



Some of the best skiers in the world today were 11 years old kids once, and many made the trip to Whistler to compete in the Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup. On the Canadian team alone, 30 of 32 active members once competed for the Whistler Cup, including skiers like Allison Forsyth, Britt Janyk, Erik Guay, Genevieve Simard and Emily Brydon.

International race alumni include Benjamin Raich, Tina Maze, Sarah Schleper, Karen Putzer, Anja Paerson and Nicole Hosp, among others.

This is the 13 th year that Whistler has hosted the international juvenile ski race. Last year 350 juvenile athletes representing 15 countries took part, and organizers are expecting 17 nations in this year’s races, which run from April 1 to 3. Because of the conditions on the lower mountain, the super G, slalom and giant slalom races were moved up the mountain to The Saddle and the T-Bar run.

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is looking for volunteers to help host this event. People who speak a second language are especially welcome. Contact for more information.

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