Terwiel retires on top after two-decade career

Elli Terwiel - Photo Supplied by Anne Terwiel

Olympic ski racer and Sun Peaks hero Elli Terwiel officially hung up her ski boots at the end of March, after a two-decade long career. From strapping on her first set of skis at 18 months of age, entering her first race when she was four years old, and returning from injury to represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics, along with many wins across FIS, NCAA and Nor-Am series and countless podium placements; … [Read more...]

Racers bring A-Game for Teck Open series

Teck Series

Around 160 competitors took to the slopes in Sun Peaks for three days of racing in the first ever Teck Open Series race, hosted by the Sun Peaks Alpine Club on December 12 to 14. Montana Molyneux, head coach of the Sun Peaks Alpine Club said the competition level was “really high,” with a mix of U16, U18 and FIS racers from B.C., Ontario and Alberta. “It went pretty well. It was great to have the younger racers … [Read more...]

Catching up with Portillo

Portillo Ski Resort

I spend a lot of my time chasing snow. Not in the sense that it’s running away from me, but more like I’m always trying to find it to ski on. In Canada, we have the opportunity to ski pretty easily seven months of the year on winter snow with Sunshine and Blackcomb running ‘til late May. But that leaves five long months with no schussing. In my world of athletics and ski race coaching, five months off snow is … [Read more...]

Raising a stein for the Alpine Racers

Members of the Sun Peaks Alpine Club pulled out all the stops at last year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser. This year’s event is promising another great night of fundraising for a great cause.

The Sun Peaks Alpine Club (SPAC) is gearing up for a solid winter season, and they’re kicking it off with their Bavarian Oktoberfest on October 19. “Oktoberfest is definitely one of our successful fundraisers,” said James Clarkson, the club’s program director. “The funds go towards helping our club run a top notch program — one that’s on its way to becoming the best in B.C. for our sport! These types of … [Read more...]

Terwiel keeps National Team spot

Slalom 2010 2

Sun Peaks' Elli Terwiel was named to the 2013-14 Canadian Alpine Ski Team for the third consecutive year. The upcoming season includes a high pressure World Cup racing season leading into the anticipated 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Terwiel was selected with 22 other Canadians who Alpine Canada describes as having ‘podium potential.' "I've watched as Elli grew up skiing and racing on the slopes of … [Read more...]