The Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup is one of only five international alpine ski racing events for athletes 11 to 14 years of age (K1 & K2), and the only one held in North America. The world's best young skiers, their coaches and families have converged on Whistler Village for the three-day event beginning Friday. They number 390 racers and represent 20 nations. Many World Cup champions began their international racing careers at the Whistler Cup, including Benjamin Raich, Tina Maze and Anja Paerson. Some Canadian Whistler Cup alumni include Erik Guay, Britt Janyk, Jeff Hume, Allison Forsyth, Emily Brydon, Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Christina Lustenberger.

Team Canada 2006 (BC Athletes)
K2 Benbow, Brynne, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
K2 McLeish, Madison, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
K2 Binks, Alexander, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
K1 Ford Swette, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
K1 Mackenzie Patterson, Whistler Mountain Ski Club

Team BC 2006
K2 Girls:
Elliot, Sarah, Big White Racers
Willis, Alecia, Cypress Ski Club
Bayly, Nancy, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Buzikievich, Amy, Apex Ski Club
Stuart, Lauren, Smithers Ski Club
Francisty, Kelsi, Mt. Washington Ski Club

K2 Boys:
Morrison, Ian, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Werry, Tyler, Fernie Alpine Ski Team
Campbell, Chris, Timberland Alpine Ski Club
MacKenzie, Tyler, Sun Peaks Alpine Club
Deans, Ian, Big White Racers
Skaien, Andrew, Fernie Alpine Ski Team

K1 Girls:
Darlington, Kailee, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Pankratz, Alexandria, Big White Racers
Ramsden, Jocelyn, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Spittle, Twyla, Big White Racers

K1 Boys:
Konantz, William, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Morris, Spencer, Whistler Mountain Ski Club,
Kwong, Daniel, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Robertson, Joshua, Whistler Mountain Ski Club