Team Panorama racers Keegan Sharp and Amelia Smart are on the fast track towards a World Cup ski career, after being selected as two of Canada’s competitors at the prestigious 21st annual Whistler Cup, which runs from April 5th to 7th in Whistler, B.C.
The young skiers will both race for Alberta as part of the 18-member Team Canada contingent, who’ll battle against 450 of the top skiers between the ages of 12 and 15 hailing from 19 different countries. Ski events will include the super-G, slalom and giant slalom.
Keegan and Amelia are now at a four-day preparation camp in Whistler, which will in part determine who makes the boys’ and girls’ Team Canada 1, 2 and 3 groups. This year, Canada is aiming to win back the Nations’ Cup title it won in 2011, which Switzerland claimed last year.
The Team Canada selections were made based on the results from the recent Under 16 Can-Am East event in Sugarloaf, Maine, and the Under 16 Can-Am West races held at Panorama.