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

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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Rob Imbrogno: Honoured Lifetime Volunteer

October 15, 2018 A dedicated volunteer who is committed to building a legacy of success for Canadian athletes Nearly fourty years ago, the urgent call went out for volunteers to help stage Canada’s first-ever World Cup downhill at Lake Louise … Continue reading

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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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