Top Athletes That Have Trained at Whistler

If you enjoy winter sports, you will love British Columbia, snowy mountains and whistler accommodations. With such a perfect mountain for all winter sports, it’s no wonder that many top athletes have trained here before trying out in the Olympics, and other professional athletic events. While you’re staying here, it’s a must that you check out the stunning Whistler Blackcomb hotels or opt for a Whistler condo rental. If you have stayed at The White Buffalo Club, you will love Whistler!

Here are some of the top athletes who have trained on the snowy Whistler Mountains:

Robbie Dixon

Robbie Dixon is a Canadian alpine skier who was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia on January 4th, 1985. Dixon has trained in Whistler and began skiing in 2001. Dixon attended the World Cup 2006 for skiing in Lake Louise, Alberta and finished with best Super G in 46th place. Dixon finished in 4th place for the 2006 World Cup Super G in Kvitfjell, Norway. The next year he achieved 5th place and awarded the title of best finish. Dixon competed in the 2010 Olympics but was unable to finish in the “downhill”.

Jesse Lumsden

Jesse Lumsden is a Canadian Olympic bobsledder, born on August 3, 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Lumsden also played for the Hamilton Tiger-cats, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Edmonton Eskimos as a football player, though now retired. Jesse had enjoyed her stays at Whistler Blackcomb hotels and trained at Whistler before entering into the 2010 Olympic Games.read more here!

Jon Montgomery

John Montgomery is a Canadian TV host and skeleton racer, born on May 6th, 1979 in Russell, Manitoba. Montgomery was a participant in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, as part of the men’s skeleton event. He also trained in Whistler prior to entering the Olympic Games.

Marielle Thompson

Marielle Thompson is a Canadian freestyle skier, born on June 15th, 1992 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Thompson won a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for ski cross. She trained in Whistler, British Columbia before trying for the games, and also currently resides there. Thompson won the Crystal Globe, and took home the title of “Overall World Cup Champion” in ski cross for the 2011- 2012 season. She did not stop there; she won the Crystal Globe in the 2013-2014 season as well. Marielle owes too much to whistler accommodations and whistler’s training centers

Georgia Simmerling

Georgia Simmerling is a Canadian alpine skier, born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 11, 1989. Simmerling began skiing at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver and eventually went on to train at Whistler. Simmerling was a participant in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, representing Canada. She is currently a member of the Alpine Ski Team and decided to compete in ski cross in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Simmerling trains at Whistler’s Olympic Athlete’s Training Centre as well as in North Vancouver.see it from http://www.craveonline.com/sports/interviews/813265-tough-mudder-2015-season-preview-gets-harder

Helen Upperton

Helen Upperton

Helen Upperton is a Canadian bobsledder, born in Ahmadi, Kuwait on October 31, 1979. Upperton was a competitor in the 2010 Winter Olympics and was awarded a silver medal. She also won a silver medal during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler during a Two-woman competition. Upperton has since retired and is currently working at Winsport Canada as a head coach of the Bobsleigh program and manager of community relations.

With so many world class athletes who have trained in Whistler, you will be hard pressed to find a better place to enjoy a winter getaway for skiing or snowboarding. Your time here will be unforgettable, especially if you are staying at one of the world renowned Whistler accommodations!

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