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The Crazy Canucks: Canada’s Skiing Heroes

The Crazy Canucks: Canada’s Skiing Heroes

The Story


They burst onto the European ski scene in the '70s, flying down the most challenging hills with a kamikaze flair. Within a year of competing on the World Cup circuit these fearless Canadian boys were beating the Europeans at a game they'd never lost. Dave Irwin, Ken Read, Dave Murray and Steve Podborski were the Crazy Canucks - young, wild, and skiing as fast as they could.