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Anderson dominates SBX, but settles for second

Farmand skips halfpipe to celebrate German podiums It was a battle that neither competitor is likely to forget.

Melancon, Ricker are the top Canadians

It was cold. Damn cold.

Forsyth strong in Italy

Allison Forsyth of Nanaimo put it on the line in Europe last weekend and came up with two of the strongest Canadian finishes in World Cup ski racing this season.

Dual mountain rally looking for teams

If you think you know the mountains really well, can read a map and organize a team, the fifth annual Whistler-Blackcomb Dual Mountain Rally to benefit the B.C. Rehab Foundation is for you. Even if you have none of these skills, you should come out.

Janyk wins Europa Cup GS

Whistler’s Britt Janyk won a Europa Cup giant slalom in Chamonix, France Dec. 13, finishing nearly 1.5 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Zero Ceiling youth program enters fourth year

The Whistler Zero Ceiling Street Youth Program is back at it this season, putting 94 inner city street youths on snowboards and providing them with instruction.

Turgeon, Brydon strong at Lake Louise

Just when you thought the European skiers had a stranglehold on the World Cup top 10, Melanie Turgeon of Beauport, Quebec, crossed the finish line in seventh place at the first of two Lake Louise downhills. At the Nov.

Rocket Rally wins North American championships

Rocket Rally Racing finished its first full rally car season in first place with a convincing win at the Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, Ontario, last month in the last event of Canadian season.

Hermanator continues to dominate

Austria’s Hermann "The Hermanator" Maier won the latest round of his battle with Norweigan Lasse Kjus in the Dec. 2 Downhill at Beaver Creek, Colorado. Austria’s Stephan Eberharter finished third.

Begg-Smith goes Bigg

The first official International Ski Federation (FIS) Big Air event belonged to Whistler’s Dale Begg-Smith, an experienced mogul competitor and a strong national team prospect.