By Sandy Webster
It is sometimes said that Slalom, GS, and Super-G are disciplines and Downhill is a cult!
Whether you subscribe to this theory or not, you’ll have to agree that it is one of the most exciting extreme sports you can compete in as a 15 year old girl. Here we have Kelowna’s Twyla Spittle ripping it up in her first DH series. 117km/h in the air!
The Miele Cup Race at Apex in January 2009 was eventually won by more experienced Volkl athlete Emma Carroll of Jasper, yes the older sister of 2008 Canadian K2 Champion Tianda Carroll, also a Volkl athlete. Tianda has backed that title with 3 Miele Cup wins in 2009 and top 5 and 10s in the 2009 Pontiac Cup series out west.