So yesterday I went up to Whistler for the day to check out the ladies downhill and also to do some snowboarding of my own. Conditions were prime with bluebird skies, great snow, no lift lines and stunning views. On the lift up the mountain I got to see a number of the athletes heading up with their coaches and support team to do some training for the slalom and super g, which was cool to see.
The parts of the downhill course that I saw looked just scary especially at the speed that the ladies were skiing down it. I heard that there were a lot of crashes lower down the course and I could see why, they must have been exhausted by that point.
Even the cops were checking out the action. Skiing and carrying a gun? Great idea.
Oh and the crazy Swiss guy with the huge cowbell attached to his belt was my highlight of the day…
Anyway the Canadian Men’s Hockey is about to start… time to go and throw on my patriotic red t-shirt!