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Canmore's Tafel tames X Games ski cross course

On the biggest ski cross stage in the world, Canmore’s Tristan Tafel soared to new heights at the X Games in Aspen, Colo. “It was a new personal best at the international level. That was huge for me. I was pleased with my skiing that day.

Sandau crowned western champ

Some have dubbed Canada’s men’s cross-country ski team to be a collection of ‘Nordic Knights’ defined by bravery, ferocity and victory on the frozen tracks of the World Cup. Another athlete made his bid for a place at the round table on Sunday (Jan.
Kershaw breaks through with bronze in Estonia

Kershaw breaks through with bronze in Estonia

A detectable shift in the ground occurred Sunday (Jan. 22), as the weight of the world shifted off Devon Kershaw’s shoulders.

Tafel qualifies for X Games

The X Games ski cross course is unlike anything else in the world. Racers six abreast race down the course, tackling turns and kickers twice the size of World Cup circuits. The finishing jump is 80 feet high, accentuated by a two-storey tall lip.

Marshall rules the west

Welcome to Alysson Marshall’s breakout season. After earning her first cross-country ski World Cup starts in fall, Marshall returned to Canada from Europe and steamrolled the competition at several NorAms in British Columbia.

Eagles deal pair of players at deadline

The Canmore Eagles gave up grit and offence in order to get younger and faster at the AJHL trade deadline. Gone are 20-year-old Riley Reinbolt and 19-year-old Zack Rassell – two of the team’s leading goal scorers.
McMurtry edges Sandau in Whistler showdown

McMurtry edges Sandau in Whistler showdown

The words ‘grudge match’ and ‘cross-country skiing’ don’t appear together very often. However, when it comes to Brent McMurtry and Kevin Sandau, the description is apt.

Widmers sprint to double gold

Cooling down after her sprint win at the Callaghan Valley Trials, Heidi Widmer waited in anticipation for her big brother Phil’s race, phone in hand.
Crawford, Jones bronzed in Milan, Italy

Crawford, Jones bronzed in Milan, Italy

The Milan aesthetic is a beacon of haute couture in the global fashion industry, setting trends that resonate from New York to Hong Kong.

Kiwi biathlete back in a big way

Sara Murphy completed the trip from Down Under to top of the podium, winning the Biathlon Alberta Calforex Cup, Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Canmore Nordic Centre.