Janyk, Britt

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Janyk, Britt

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  • Janyk Tilston, Britt

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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.


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Member of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (1996-)
World Cup and Olympic skier (1999-2011)
Right to Play ambassador (2008-)
Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation board member (2011-2012)
Ski With an Olympian (2012-)
Sports commentator (2012-2013 Alpine Skiing World Cup, 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics)
Salesperson for Peak Performance (2015-)
U12 Ski Coach (2015-)

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Janyk, Andree (1949-2017)

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Janyk, Michael

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March 9, 2019




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