Morgan Pridy of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club races to Gold for K2's on day 1 at Grouse/Tyee CIBC Giant Slalom
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Ian Morrison of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club skiing to a 4th place finish among K2's at Grouse Mountain, January 2005
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Grouse Mountain and the Grouse/Tyee Ski Club were host to the first CIBC Wood Gundy Coast zone race of the season, showcasing athletes age 13 to 17. Ideal conditions on Saturday allowed the athletes to display impressive early-season form. Georgia Simmerling of the Vancouver Ski Team (VST) used home-hill advantage to win both Saturday and Sunday's races, with newcomer teammate Katrina Feilhuber finishing second both days. VST member Marc Holley (Hemlock ski club) was the men's winner Saturday with Ben Maclean of the Whistler Mtn Ski Club finishing first on Sunday in the overall and K2 category. The WMSC swept the K2 podium in both genders on Sunday.
PHOTO CREDIT: PAUL MORRISON, WHISTLER