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Checking out Whistler’s women’s downhill course

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Feb. 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm with No Comments »
February 22, 2008 2:50 pm

I got to ski the women’s downhill course this morning before the race. It was during pre-race inspection and skiing is a bit of an overstatement. Really those of us who were on the course – coaches, officials, athletes and media – were slipping the course checking out the features.


Some athletes were getting last minutes coaching and others where trying to visualize the runs.


The course was icy – just the way the skiers like it. I bit it just a few seconds after entering the course thanks to a pair of skis in major need of a tune. I had no problems the rest of the course, but if some the pictures and video below look a little blurry it’s because of the snow in my camera.


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