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Müller, Peter

  • CH-MP001
  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • 1970-

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

Brown, Gord

  • CA-BC-BG009
  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • 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
  • Personne
  • fl. 1993

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

Linneberg, Nils

  • CL-LN001
  • Personne
  • 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.

Oldfield, Graydon

  • CA-ON-OG001
  • Personne
  • b. 1973

Graydon Oldfield is a former member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team who competed in the Alpine World Cup Ski Tour and the 1993 Labatt Blue Downhill at Whistler Mountain. He was crowned Canadian Champion in 1997 and received an Alumni of the Year Award in 2004. Oldfield retired from skiing in 1999 and joined ScotiaMcLeod, for which he is currently Senior Wealth Advisor and Associate Director of Wealth Management. He is also president of the Barrie Cycling Club, former Chair of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka, and a mentor to business students at Georgian College. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

Sailer, Toni

  • AT-ST001
  • Personne
  • November 17, 1935 - August 24, 2009

Toni Sailer was one of the greatest alpine skiers of all time, and for many years he was the head coach of Whistler's Toni Sailer Summer Ski Camp. He was born Anton Englebert Sailer in Kitzbühel in 1935, where he was trained as a glazier and tin smith.

Sailer won more than 170 major ski races and helped to shape Austria's image as a skiing nation. At the 1956 Olympics in Cortina, Italy, Sailer became the first skier to win all three alpine gold medals at a Winter Olympics. In addition to these Olympic victories, he also collected seven world championship gold medals and one silver.

At the age of 23 he retired from competition and went on to become a film and singing star, playing the leading role in more than 20 movies. In the later 1960s Sailer was recruited by Roy Ferris and Allan White, owners of the Cheakamus Inn, to lead the summer ski camp they organized on Whistler Mountain.

For more than a decade Sailer spent his summers in Whistler, coaching young ski racers. Members of the camp's coaching staff included Nancy Greene Raine, French innovator Patrick Russel, Greg Lee and freestyle legend Wayne Wong.

Sailer married his first wife, Gaby Rummeny, in Vancouver in 1976. They had a son together named Florian. Years after Rummeny passed away Sailer got remarried to a woman named Hedwig Fischer.

Sailer also produced Toni Sailer skis in Canada during the early 1970s and served as technical director of the Austrian Ski Federation between 1972 and 1976. As well, for many years Sailer was the race director of the prestigious Hahnenkamm downhill in his hometown of Kitzbühel.

In 1985, Sailer was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and in 1999 he was awarded Austria's sportsman of the century.

He died of cancer in Innsbruck, Austria in 2009 at the age of 73.

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