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ICYMI in Whistler: Vancouver woman helps rescue young skier

Whistler Blackcomb to abolish gates and passes; Brittany Phelan wins first World Cup gold
A seven-year-old skier was uninjured after falling from a Whistler Blackcomb chairlift last week.

A dramatic on-mountain episode (with a fortunate ending) headlines today's recap of Sea to Sky current events. 

Vancouver resident and Whistler Blackcomb (WB) regular Debbi Cottrell held on to a seven-year-old ski school student for five minutes to prevent him from falling off of Crystal Ridge Express. The boy was unharmed after WB staff rescued him with a trampoline.

Speaking of WB, the resort is phasing out gates and most physical passes next season in favour of an app-based virtual pass system.

Brittany Phelan locked up the first World Cup ski cross victory of her career.

Holden Wilson earned two biathlon bronze medals at the BC Winter Games, while teammate Claire Benson narrowly missed out in fourth.

Pembertonians Johanna (Jay) Molloy and Natasha Louise are publishing a new children's book.

Budget deliberations are underway in Pemberton.

Longtime Whistlerite Cliff Jennings has a number of eyebrow-raising grizzly bear photos to his credit. 

Check out this week's "Museum Musings" about the 'Spirit of Whistler.'

A round of heavy snow is on tap for tonight and tomorrow, with more precipitation likely later this week. Follow this link for more.

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