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Morgan Titus ‘Road Runner’ of 2001

Whistler’s Morgan Titus received the Junior Male Road Runner of the Year award from B.C. Athletics on Jan. 19 at a banquet in Delta.

Palm nominated for Triathlon Canada award

When she got home from work and heard the message on her answering machine from Triathlon British Columbia saying she was up for a major triathlon award, Mae Palm erased it. "I though somebody was joking, or trying to sell me something.

Local riders overcome fog in park series

Although the terrain park was socked in by fog throughout the day, 72 knuckle-draggers and two-plankers managed to fit two runs into the halfpipe on Jan. 20 during the second event of the Sprite Park Rider Series. Only the best run would count.

Whistler women on top in Pontiac GMC Cup

B.C. team nets most podiums The B.C. Ski Team emerged from the first stop of the Pontiac GMC Cup alpine racing series at Mount Norquay in Banff, Alberta, with its share of the hardware.

Canadian boarders turn it on in France

Ricker wins silver in halfpipe All the wine and cheese in France couldn’t slow the Canadian snowboard team down last weekend, as the World Cup season continued in Alpe d’Huez.

Shuffle this weekend

Interest has been high for the inaugural Lost Lake Shuffle Nordic Relay this Saturday, an enduro event in which individuals and teams see how many laps they can make of a 3.5 km Lost Lake course on skinny skis in a four-hour period.

Super G brings out fast crowd

Some 70 skiers and boarders turned out to the first Kokanee Valley Race Series super G of the season on Jan. 10, the third event on the series’ 10-stop calendar.

K1 racers on top at Grouse

Making their debut in the giant slalom at Grouse Mountain last weekend, the K1 racers (age 11 and 12) from the Whistler Mountain Ski Club excelled against tough competition from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Washington State, earning sever
Janyk misses podium by fraction of a second

Janyk misses podium by fraction of a second

Whistler’s Britt Janyk, who at 21 is only in her first full season with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, came with 0.03 seconds of the podium in a Europa Cup giant slalom at Arosa, Switzerland.

Air Force on top in World Cup

Rousseau injured; Canadian freestylers net five medals The Canadian freestyle team rounded up five medals last weekend at a moguls competition at St-Lary, France, and an aerials competition at Mont Tremblant. The mogul team got some bad news on Jan.