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Müller, Peter

  • CH-MP001
  • Persoon
  • b. October 6, 1957

Peter Müller is a Swiss former alpine ski racer. He won the World Cup downhill season title in 1979, 1980, and 1982, and was a silver medalist in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Janyk, Britt

  • CA-BC-JB001
  • Persoon
  • b. May 21, 1980

Britt Janyk is a retired Canadian alpine skier who specialized in downhill, super G, alpine combined, and giant slalom. She is the daughter of former Whistler councillor and national ski racer Andree Janyk, and the brother of World Cup alpine skier Michael Janyk. Born in North Vancouver, she learned to ski on Whistler Mountain in her early childhood and joined the Whistler Mountain Ski Club as a teenager in 1996.

Janyk debuted in the World Cup in 1999. She started out with slalom and giant slalom, but after nearly losing her place on the team, switched to speed events and excelled. During her career as a skier for Alpine Canada, she scored 18 Top 10 finishes in World Cup Competitions, including two podium finishes in downhill races. Both of these - a first place at Aspen and a third at Lake Louise - came in the 2007-08 season, during which Janyk placed third overall. Her Olympic debut was at the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler; she received a sixth place finish in the downhill.

Janyk retired from professional skiing the following year, but remains active in the sports world. She provided commentary for the 2012-2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup through Eurosport and the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic skiing event through the Olympic Broadcasting Service. She has been an ambassador for Right to Play since 2008, a participant in Ski With an Olympian since 2012, and a salesperson at Peak Performance and a U12 Ski Coach with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club since 2015. She was also a board member of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation for eight months in 2011-12.

McLeish, Robin

  • CA-ON-MR001
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1971-present

Robin McLeish is a Canadian former World Cup skier who competed from 1977 to 1984. Originally from Ontario, he started racing with the Camp Fortune Ski Club, participating in the Pontiac Cup, Can-Am, Europa Cup, and World Cup. He then moved on to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, with which he raced in locations including Whistler, Alpen, Val-d'Isere, Kitzbuhel, Wengen, and Lake Louise. He was the Canadian downhill champion in March 1981.

Following his retirement, McLeish served as race director and territory manager for Salomon Ski from 1984 to 1995, promoting the ski brand across Canada and securing the first three World Cup downhill athletes who used them (Rob Boyd, Ralf Socher, and Luke Sauder). He was the race manager for Benetton Group from 1996 to 1997 and the alpine race manager and sales representative for Fischer Sports from 2005 to 2013. He founded Outfront Sports Corp, British Columbia's leading year-round mountain sports agency, in 1996 and has served as its president and sales representative since then.

Robin McLeish received the City of Kanata Civic Award in 1981 for recognition of achievement in skiing and the Canadian Ski Council’s Appreciation Award in 1991 for outstanding contribution to the sport of skiing in Canada.

Brunner, Daniel

  • CH-BD001
  • Persoon
  • 1970-

Former Swiss alpine skier who competed in the 1995 Warsteiner Men's World Downhill at Whistler Mountain.

Hallat, Matt

  • CA-BC-HM003
  • Persoon
  • b. April 13, 1984

Matt Hallat is a Vancouver-born former para-alpine skier and three-time paralympian who served on the Canadian Para Alpine Team for 13 years. After losing a leg to cancer as a child, he was enrolled in a para-skiing program and quickly came to love the sport. Having wanted to become an Paralympic medalist since his preteen years, Hallat joined the World Cup team at 18 upon graduation from high school. When the 2010 Winter Olympics were announced in 2003, he decided to move to Whistler in order to train.

Hallat's first Paralympics was the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy. He worked on a Bachelor of Business Administration during the lead-up to these games, then switched to training full time in preparation for 2010. He carried the Paralympic torch and lit the Community Cauldron in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, in which he achieved 11th place in the downhill ski race. His third and final Paralympics was the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

In addition to the Olympic Games, Hallatt's career highlights were two podium finishes with the IPC World Cup and a bronze medal win in the slalom at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships. His last ever run as a competitive skier was slalom at the Sport Chek Canadian Nationals Championships in 2015. He retired later that year and finished a Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.

Hallat went on to become an ambassador for para-athletes, serving on the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Para-Alpine Athletes Council for one month each in 2015. In November of that year he appeared at the Canadian Paralympic Committee's first ever Paralympic Search, an event to recruit athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments. He has been an ambassador for Right to Play since 2010. He currently works as the Athletic Director for Alpine Canada and co-owns a yacht detailing company with his wife.

Brown, Gord

  • CA-BC-BG009
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1973-present

Gord Brown began ski coaching circa 1973, serving as the Alpine Canada National Ski Team Coach from 1978 to 1984 and the Program Director of the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation from 1984 to 2003. He achieved the highest level of the National Coaching Certification Program. From 1985 until at least the early 1990s, Brown worked as a racing coach at the Dave Murray Summer Ski Camp. He left skiing for the insurance business in 2006, becoming a partner at Brown Benefits in Kelowna, but continues to coach a small group of clients in the winter months.

Lyons, Don

  • CA-LD001
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1970-1993

Don Lyons was a ski coach for the Canadian Women's Downhill and Super G teams in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.

McNolty, S.

  • CA-MS001
  • Persoon
  • fl. 1993

S. McNolty is a Canadian skier who served as a forerunner at the 1993 Labatt Blue Men's Downhill at Whistler Mountain.

Hudson, Bill

  • US-CA-HB001
  • Persoon
  • b. June 27, 1966

Bill Hudson is an American former alpine skier who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics as well as the 1993 Labatt Blue Men's Downhill and Super G at Whistler Mountain.

Linneberg, Nils

  • CL-LN001
  • Persoon
  • b. October 4, 1967

Nils Linneberg is a Chilean skier who competed in the 1993 Labatt Blue Men's Downhill and Super G at Whistler Mountain, as well as the 1988, 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics.

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