• Location: Whistler Mountain
  • Hill Conditions: Fresh groomed, hard packed both days
  • Weather Conditions: Cold, sunshine and clear skies both days
  • Race Structure: Sunday’s race was a two-run combined timed GS race

In a season of variability and inconsistency, the Whistler Mountain Ski Club was excited to welcome U10 – U14 athletes back for two incredible race days at the Nancy Greene Ski League (NGSL) Skills Event, and U12s for the 5th annual Janyk Cup on February 10 & 11, 2024. The first races of the NGSL season, both events took place on the same weekend; the Skills Event on Saturday, February 10 and the Janyk Cup on Sunday, February 11.

The Janyk Cup was created in honour of Andree Janyk to celebrate her unwavering commitment to volunteerism and sport. A community leader, advocate and member of the Whistler community, she passed at the age of 68. The Club’s Mission – developing champions in life and sport – is precisely the leadership and passion that Andree exhibited with her three children and everyone she came in contact with.

With challenging conditions across the Coast Zone this season, athletes from WMSC, Cypress, Grouse, WB RDP, Sasquatch and Seymour Ski Clubs enjoyed having the opportunity to race. The terrain was carefully prepared by the Dave Murray National Training Centre and WMSC Coaches and Volunteers and the course itself was tended by course crew volunteers from all clubs.

The NGSL Skills Event followed a multi-station format; including Start & Skate, Speed Trap & J-turn, and Combi Course. Each team was able to test their skills multiple times through each station.

On Sunday, the Janyk Cup had a two-run combined-time GS.

“It was a spectacular weekend with lots of sunshine and smiles. It was really great for me personally to see all the young racers from throughout the ski-to-sky corridor up in Whistler competing and having fun.”

Andrew Kirker, Race Chair

For many of these athletes, the Janyk Cup presented their first opportunity to compete against other clubs after training at their home clubs. This year’s top female and male athletes came from WMSC; Ella Douglas taking first place with a combined time of 1:15:85, while Alin Aldrus took top spot with a combined time of 1:16:87.

Top-10 U12 Finishers

Girl’s February 11

  • First Place: Ella Douglas, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Second Place: Sabina Kraut, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Third Place: Aletheia Yuen, Cypress Mountain Ski Club
  • Fourth Place: Bara Novakova, Cypress Mountain Ski Club
  • Fifth Place: Thea Reid, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Sixth Place: Annabelle Booth, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Seventh Place: Brooklyn Larsen, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
  • Eighth Place: Alexa Mohr, Cypress Mountain Ski Club
  • Ninth Place: Sharliz Brown, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Tenth Place: Elle Rokoss, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club

Boy’s February 11

  • First Place: Alin Andrus, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Second Place: Levi Weiss, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Third Place: Jax Eliason, Sasquatch Mountain Ski Club
  • Fourth Place: Sean Tehrani, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Fifth Place: Parker Johnson, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
  • Sixth Place: Jaxon Courcelles, WB Race Development Program (RDP)
  • Seventh Place: Ethan Yu, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
  • Eighth Place: Caleb Silverstein, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
  • Ninth Place: Matthew Power, WB Race Development Program (RDP)
  • Tenth Place: Maxim Levangie, Cypress Mountain Ski Club
  • WMSC Janyk Cup Chair: Andrew Kirker
  • Chief of Race: Josh Douglas
  • Chief of Course: Dave Trent
  • Chief of Volunteers: Jennifer Heyries

We are delighted to share the captured moments from the NGSL Skills and Janyk Cup races courtesy of our WMSC Photographer volunteer, Al Han! The photos have been organized into folders based on each athlete’s bib number. Additionally, the photos of racers without bibs or with bibs difficult to identify are in a separate folder. Please click buttons below to enjoy! (Kindly be aware that the photographs are copyrighted by WMSC, and usage is restricted to personal, non commercial purpose. The photos will be accessible until April 30, 2024.)

~ Report submitted by Georgia Dahle Cuthbertson, WMSC