A season of triumphs and tribulations for a budding star

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Elli Terwiel’s 2012-13 season of racing on the FIS World Cup and Nor-Am circuits could be described as a breakout season, although she’d describe it as a year of learning. After a successful 2011-12 in which she topped the Nor-Am slalom rankings and guaranteed her slalom spot on the World Cup circuit, Terwiel said her strategy for the 2012-13 season was based on attacking. “This season my goal was to approach … [Read more...]

Climbing the FIS World Cup ladder — Terwiel matches her World Cup best


For as long as she can remember, Sun Peaks racer Elli Terwiel has had her sights set on World Cup glory and Olympic Gold and this season she’s one step closer to her dream. Terwiel recently finished 17th in a FIS World Cup slalom event Maribor, Slovenia, her second 17th place finish (and personal World Cup best result) this year. “For Elli, the first run was really, really good — it was like, ‘Wow.’ That was … [Read more...]

The FIS World Cup report


The third week of November always causes a stir in the Canadian ski business and not because old man winter is finally showing himself. The third week in November is the start of the FIS World Cup Downhill season at Lake Louise, Alta. This season was no different than many preceding it with the World Cup crew at Lake Louise getting the Downhill and super-G courses ready when most of us out West were still … [Read more...]