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Irwin’s condition upgraded

Doctor’s upgraded the condition of Dave Irwin, a former Canadian downhiller and one of the original Crazy Canucks, from critical and stable to serious and stable on April 7.

Gymnasts strong in provincial and zone meets

The Whistler Provincial gymnastics team showed the competition a thing or eight at the Delta Invitational on March 18, with eight local athletes bringing home medals from the competition.

Steepest GS on earth gets harder

Torn wins fourth Couloir Extreme It was a slightly different course that awaited competitors in the Kokanee Couloir Extreme March 31, with low snow forcing organizers to shift the lower part of the course from Blowdown to Jersey Cream.

Whistler juvenile skiers picked for Team Canada

Two Whistler skiers and one coach have been named to Team Canada for the upcoming Whistler Cup 2001 races from Apr. 6 to 8. Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), the national sanctioning body for ski racing in Canada, named ten athletes and four coaches on Apr.

Whistler Cup boasts new sponsor

Sierra Wireless, a B.C.-based provider of wireless data communications products, has signed on to join Air Canada as a title sponsor for ninth annual Whistler Cup competition, running from April 6 to 8.

Orr, Nicoll win medals at world juniors

Whistler’s Tim Orr, 16, and Mercedes Nicoll, 17, came home from the International Snowboard Federation’s Junior World Championships in Sappada, Italy with more than passport stamps.

Slo-pitch captains meeting

The Whistler Slo-pitch League has called a team captains meeting for 7 p.m., April 17 in the Alex Philip Lounge at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre. The meeting is mandatory for all team captains or representatives.

Whistler skiers rule at Alaska big mountain skiing finals

"What do you feed those guys up there in Canada?" That was the question most everyone was asking at the prestigious Red Bull Snowthrill of Alaska competition held in the remote Chugach Mountains of southwestern Alaska last week.

Champions named as valley race series wraps up

The 10-event Kokanee Valley Race Series wrapped up under grey skies on March 29 with a 27-gate giant slalom on Jersey Cream. Points were tallied and champions were announced based on the competitors’ best seven results.

Snowmobilers to get their due

Big air contest hopes to be educational as well as entertaining While the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) takes over Whistler Village for 10 days of winter sports, music and events, a small but dedicated group of hardcore snowmobile enthusias
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