Kw-logo-smaller

2006 Whistler Cup

Picture of a racer at the Whistler Cup juvenile ski race.
Whistler Cup Ski Race

The world's best youth skiers come together for a weekend of competition, fun and friendship at the 2006 Whistler Cup in Whistler, BC.

Winter Olympians Of The Future

The 2006 Whistler Cup is the only juvenile ski race in North America sanctioned by the International Ski Federation and was one of the first international ski races for most of the 390 skiers from 15 countries who raced at the event. The races give young skiers a chance to race against the top kids in their age group and get a feel for what it's like to compete on an international stage. Karin Nagy of Austria is one of the top juvenile skiers in the world and she hopes her first-place finish at the Whistler Cup will be a stepping stone to one day competing at the Winter Olympics. "I'm really happy how I raced at the event. It was my first chance to race against other girls my age from around the world, so I'm quite happy. I hope to compete at the Olympics one day, either in 2010 or after that but for now I just wanted to race well here."

Road To The Olympics

Skiers who eventually compete on the World Cup ski tour and at the Olympics usually start skiing when they're six or seven years old. Most juvenile ski racers who are hoping to one day make it to the Olympics train almost every weekend during the winter. Madeline Wiltgen from the USA finished third in the Giant Slalom at the Whistler Cup. She enjoys competing, but also says competive skiing takes a lot of time and commitment. "Racing is fun and and I meet a lot of friends at races, but you need to train most weekends and sometimes you don't have a chance to do other things. But that's okay, because I'd rather be skiing than doing anything else."

Whistler Cup - Fun Facts

  • Five-time Olympic medalist Anja Paerson of Sweden and four-time Olympic medalist Benjamin Raich of Austria both raced at the Whistler Cup when they were kids.
  • The Whistler Cup featured Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super G events, as well as a Kombi ski course which included slalom gates, banked turns and small jumps.
  • Some of the skiers that competed at the 2006 Whistler Cup may end up competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics, which will also be held in Whistler, BC.
  • Related Stories:

  • Skiing 101
  • Free Skiing
  • Toby Dawson Biography
  • More Action Sports
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1144796033187

    What's Your Favorite Kind Of Skiing? Vote!

    • Alpine skiing.
    • Freestyle skiing.
    • Cross country skiing.
    • Water skiing.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    Drango316
    Skateboarding is awesome, but I need advice, when I get on the bored all my weight shifts to my right or front. I stand with my left foot first. Help!
    reply about 13 hours
    amazing_tiger
    I know you posted over a year ago now…  But I absolutely LOVE swimming, more important than anything in my life. I am the same won heaps of medal and many many ribbons and heaps of trophies :).
    reply about 21 hours
    -Gwen42--
    Michigan Results: 1. Johnny Sauter #98 2. Matt Crafton #88 3. Ron Hornaday #30 4. Taylor Malsum #32 5. Kyle Busch #51 Points: 1. Matt Crafton 2 wins 2. Johnny Sauter 1 win 3. Ryan Blaney  4. Ron Hornaday
    reply 4 days
    -Gwen42--
    (Sorry for skipping races again!) [Mid-Ohio] Results: 1. Chris Buesher (R) #60 2. Regan Smith #7 3. Brian Scott ## 4. Chase Elliott (R) #9 5. Alex Tagliani #22 Points: 1. Chase Elliott 3 wins (R) 2. Regan Smith 1 win 3. Elliott Sadler 1 win 4. Brian Scott  5. Ty Dillon 1 win (R) I went to the Watkins Glen Race! It was awesome I met my favorite driver Chase Elliott and I have a HUGE crush on him!
    reply 4 days
    -Gwen42--
    I like Jimmie he's awesome!
    reply 4 days

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...