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Local skier result roundup

Whistler's Mollie Jepsen during a run in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Seriously, what more can be said about Whistler’s Mollie Jepsen? Six para-alpine world cup races this year, six para-alpine podium finishes.

Starting the year off with two third place finishes and a second in Steinach am Brenner, Austria at the beginning of the month, Jepsen turned her next three races in St. Moritz, Switzerland last week into two golds and another bronze.

If that’s not enough, dating back to the last time she was able to compete, which was January 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, she picked up four podium finishes in five races.

For those who lost count of all the success she’s had, don’t worry, I got you. That’s 10 medals in her last 11 races, including five gold medals, two silvers and three bronze.

However, she’s not the only Whistlerite shining bright this year. After claiming a bronze and a gold to start the World Cup ski cross season, Marielle Thompson is back on the podium again with a third place finish in the most recent World Cup stop of the calendar year in Innichen, Italy on Dec. 20.

Three days earlier, also in Italy, but about 100 kilometres southwest in Val Gardena, the Men’s team continues to hit their stride.

Whistler Mountain Ski Club alums James Crawford and Brodie Seger both put down great Super-G runs landing in the top 15 with Crawford sitting at 8 and Seger just a step behind at 13 when all was said and done.

“Today felt like a step in the right direction,” said Seger in an Alpine Canada press release. “I’m happy to come away with my first top 15 finish in World Cup Super-G and still feel like I have more in the tank.”