Author Archives: Ken Read

About Ken Read

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!" - Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990) Dr. Seuss

16 Days of Glory? It’s so much more….

Winter is in the air. Our athletes have been hard at work throughout the spring, summer and autumn months will launch into the next winter campaign in less than 50 days. In this same time-frame, the people of Calgary and … Continue reading

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Fighting for the soul of skiing

Winter is an elemental part of the Canadian soul. Ice and snow. Wayne Gretzky and Nancy Greene. The Habs and the Crazy Canucks. Pierre Harvey and the Quebec Air Force.

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New Season, New Energy at 3,883 metres

It’s July. Glacier training season is underway. From Stelvio to Les-2-alpes to Hintertux and many more glaciers and snowfields across Europe and North America, athletes of every age and ability are back to the snow. The new “dynamo” of Alpine … Continue reading

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An open letter to Mayor Nahed Nenshi regarding the 2026 Games Bid

Dear Mayor Nenshi: We want you and your fellow Councillors to make an informed decision regarding 2026. When it comes to hosting major events, which we define as World Cup events, Canadian sport has been responsible, accountable and must work … Continue reading

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#Davos2018 – Looking Into The Future Of Our Sport

The athletes have moved on. A select few turn their focus to PyeongChang and competing in the Olympic Winter Games. Most return to their respective Continental Cup series in the Far East, Europa Cup or Nor-Am Tour. There are NCAA … Continue reading

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Day 10: #Davos2018 – Norway’s Lie Sweeps Speed Crowns

A little patience was required, as a dusting of overnight snow and unexpected fog delayed the start of today’s ladies downhill, the final event of the 2018 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. “The light snowfall and fog actually helped … Continue reading

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Day 9: #Davos 2018 – Arrival Of A French Rising Star

There was one emerging World Cup rising star and 128 students who were given a lesson in racing on slick surfaces in today’s slalom, the final race for the men at the 2018 World Juniors. Clement Noel (FRA) who has … Continue reading

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