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Aabye, Dag

  • CA-BC-AD001
  • Person
  • 1941-

Originally from Norway, Dag Aabye was known in Whistler and the skiing world as one of the pioneers of extreme skiing in North America, earning his reputation dropping cliffs and bombing chutes in Whistler and also as a stunt skier for high-speed chases in James Bond movies. In 1969, Dag Aabye skied a 70-degree B.C. face, triggering an avalanche and breaking his ribs riding it through the trees on the way down (and he still showed up to teach skiing that afternoon!). Dag Aabye currently lives in a bus outside of Silver Star, B.C., where he still competes in speed-skiing events.

Aamodt, Kjetil Andre

  • NO-AK001
  • Person
  • 1971-

Kjetil Andre Aamodt is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Norway, a champion in the Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup. He is the most decorated ski racer from Norway.

Aaron, Jean-Jacques

  • FR-AJJ001
  • Person
  • fl. 1982

Jean-Jacques Aaron was the President of the Whistler Pétanque Club in the 1980s.

Abbott, Hugh

  • CA-BC-AH003
  • Person
  • fl. 1965

Hugh Abbott was involved with Whistler Alpine Villa Ltd.

Abernathy, Jean

  • CA-BC-AJ002
  • Person
  • fl. 1920

Jean Abernathy was a guest at Rainbow Lodge.

Abson, Mike

  • CA-ON-AM001
  • Person
  • [1960s?]-

Mike Abson was a Champion Freestyle skier, Head Coach of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team, and Technical Delegate for FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski). Abson received a BA at Carleton University in Ottawa. He worked for SWATCH for thirteen years, first as Special Event Manager in Biel, Switzerland, and later as the Country Manager for SWATCH GROUP Canada. After leaving SWATCH GROUP, he returned to Switzerland to become Senior Vice President of Marketing for BIGSTAR Clothing Company in Basel, Switzerland, Mike Abson founded the business 'make_it_happen' in 2001, which specializes in marketing, event conception, management, and production in the world of sport and fashion.

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