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

Built on the shoulders of greatness …

The moment remains etched vividly, from my early ski racing memories. We were gathered at the start of a training course on Eagle Meadow, waiting for an all-clear from the coaches. A form blazed by, floating gracefully on the snow, … Continue reading

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Thanks Morgan! You did us proud.

Updated – We all know it takes real passion to invest years into chasing a dream. Fortunately, alpine ski racing is fun and has a tremendous family to support and guide athletes. There are times, however, where one must dig … Continue reading

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It sure is a great place to train ….

The horn with the iconic tilt remains hidden until you arrive in Täsch, the jumping off point to take the train to Zermatt. On arrival, the mountain dominates everywhere, everything. It’s the basis of commerce, dating back to the early … Continue reading

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We’re underway!

Season 2020 is underway! Between Mammoth Mountain, the Horstman Glacier above Whistler, iconic Stelvio and Matterhorn glaciers, Canada’s Alpine Ski Team are back on the snow, in the gates and beginning their program for the 2019-20 ski season. Today in … Continue reading

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The Caribou: Alberta’s Premiere U12 Alpine Ski Race

For most of us, ‘The Caribou’ would be taken as the Caribou Lodge in Banff. For over 40 years it has a whole different meaning to young ski racers in the Canadian Rockies. This past weekend, over 200 enthusiastic U12 … Continue reading

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Aiming For The Podium

Thanks to the generous support of Joey Gibbons and his Team at Buffalo Bills in Whistler, the athletes and parents of Canada’s “next generation” of alpine ski racers aiming for the World Cup, are hosting a fundraiser the evening of … Continue reading

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We are still winners.

It was a healthy debate, full of passion. We pushed and prodded the merits of hosting a major sporting event. And while the outcome may not have been what many would have liked, the topic of sport – specifically Olympic … Continue reading

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