Britt Janyk is from Whistler, B.C. and has been skiing on Canada's National ski team since 1996.
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Britt Janyk soars down the mountain on her way to placing fourth in the women's FIS World Cup downhill ski race in Whistler, B.C. on Friday Feb. 22, 2008.(Frank Gunn/CP)
As I pushed out of the start gate for the first training run in last weeks downhill, and heard the course workers cheering away, I almost couldn’t believe that I was actually going to be running the new women’s track.
Finally, I said to myself. It was such a great moment that first day; the sun was shinning, and the snow was hard (as we racers like it). All week I tried to really take everything in, because there will never be another 1st time down that track. I took in the views, the feelings and the course and enjoyed every moment.
I had such a blast that first day and I am pretty sure that the rest of the World Cup field did to. All I heard that day was about how everyone liked the course. The new women’s track in Whistler is quite technical.