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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.

Absinthe Films

  • US-NV-ABS-001
  • Corporate body
  • 1999-

Absinthe Films is a snowboarding film producer out of Reno, Nevada, US. A chance meeting at a San Diego screening in 1999, brought together Patrick 'Brusti' Armbruster (Onboard Magazine senior photographer) and Justin Hostynek (established film-maker and Snowboarder Magazine senior photographer). The following winter they collaborated on a 'European rider' based film, titled 'Tribal'. Expanding the scope of their projects to include the best riders from both Europe and North America they would go on together to establish Absinthe Films as a film production company.

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.

Accola, Paul

  • CH-AP001
  • Person
  • February 20, 1967 -

Paul Accola is a Swiss former professional alpine skier. He came in first in the overall World Cup in 1992, and won a total of four medals at the Winter Olympics and World Championships in the combined event. By the end of his career, he won seven World Cup victories and was on the podium 26 times, the last time being in 2000. In 2002, Accola suffered a serious ankle injury, breaking both of his talus bones. In February 2005, on his 38th birthday, Accola announced that he would retire from alpine skiing after nearly two decades in the sport.

Achenbach, Ken

  • CA-AB-AK001
  • Person
  • 1960s

Ken Achenbach is widely considered as one of the forefathers of snowboarding. He grew up skateboarding and riding BMX, eventually turning attentions to the young sport of snowboarding. In the early 1980s, as a 16-year-old, he founded The Snoboard Shop in Calgary, Alberta, the first snowboard retail space in Canada. In the 1980s he rode for Barfoot, helping design the first twin tip snowboard along with Neil Daffern. He was a key contributor to International Snowboard Magazine (ISM), the world's first snowboarding magazine, and inspired the younger Whistler rider Devun Walsh. Along with others, he played a central role in establishing an organization providing qualifications to teach snowboarding, the Canadian Snowboard Instructors Alliance, first given the opportunity to teach at Sunshine Village resort in Alberta, then Lake Louise, then Norquay. Achenbach ran Camp of Champions on the Blackcomb Glacier in Whistler for 25 years, its last season being 2017. Camp of Champions graduates have nearly swept the podiums at the X-Games and each Winter Olympics since freestyle snowboarding was brought in as a sport. He also runs Powder Mountain Cat Skiing in Whistler.

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