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

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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Decision 2026: A vision of what we can be.

The decision is upon us. It is now up to Calgarians to decide: do we want to remain in the race for 2026? Calgary is at a crossroads. The Games of 1988 seem a distant memory. The decision facing our … Continue reading

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Louise Knight: Honoured Ski Team Alumni

A Canadian Champion and World Cup athlete, who now brings her passion for ski racing to the next generation Her record is one of accomplishment. Louise Knight, our Honoured Ski Team alumni, scored her first national title cheered on by … Continue reading

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Mark Bowman: Ski Racing Hall of Fame Honoured Lifetime Official

A dedicated master of timing, whose passion for ski racing ensures our events run smoothly and fairly Skiing and ski racing are a life-long passion for our Honoured Lifetime Volunteer, Mark Bowman. “I was around 13 years old and had … Continue reading

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Doug Savage: Honoured Lifetime Builder

Dedicated to ensuring the ski racing field of play is safe, secure and ready for speed! His life in ski racing has been a living example of ‘pay it forward’. From coaching young skiers with two-time World Champion Lucile Wheeler … Continue reading

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