Whistler Cup 2010

Whistler Cup is an international ski event organized by the Whistler Ski Club and hosted by Whistler Blackcomb. Having completed its  17th year, Whistler Cup has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. With hundreds of young athletes from 23 countries, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures around the world.  Following the success of Whistler as a host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Whistler Cup is the must-attend race for athletes and partners not only in the US and Canada, but around the world. For many of our young Canadian athletes this is the first opportunity they have to meet and ski with the world’s best.

This is where the Olympic dreams start! North America’s only FIS-sanctioned race for juvenile ski racers age 11-14. Taking place up on Whistler Mountain April 9th -11th. Now in it’s 18th year, the 2010 Whistler Cup event promises to be a banner year, with 21 national teams and 375 racers already confirmed!

For information on race schedules and about the event in general visit the official website

2010 Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race

The Winter Paralympics maybe over but it doesn’t stop athletes from racing down Whistler Mountains. The 26th Annual Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race is back this year for its unique 4 team member race. The race will span over the course of two days and will run from March 26-27. The two oldest members will compete on Friday while the remaining two will finish off the race on Saturday.

Compared to the average Giant Slalom race (alpine skiing), the Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race is almost triple the number of gates and triple the length of vertical drop. An average GS race usually consists of approximately 35 gates and a drop of 250 metres. In the Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race, there are 180 gates with a vertical drop of 1,443 metres. If you look at these numbers from a total metric system perspective, the Peak Valley Race is almost 5km long!

Participating in this event might be a little too late, but if you want to be a spectator, the cost of this event is FREE!

For more information, please visit: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/todo/events/mountain/peaktovalley.htm