The Whistler Weasel Workers

Removing fresh snow from Ladies 2010 Olympic TrackThe Whistler Weasel Workers are volunteer ski race workers dedicated to the advancement of alpine ski racing in Whistler and throughout Canada. Over the years, Weasels have worked on Olympic, World Championship, World Cup, NorAm and National Championship ski races in Whistler, Nakiska, Salt  Lake,  Bormio, Beaver Creek, Lake Louise, Sierra Nevada, and elsewhere.

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Manny Osborne-Paradis celebrates winning the Super G at Lake LouiseIn February and March, 2010, we  welcomed many new members to our Weasel House, as  alpine race workers descend on Whistler for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  We hope all the alpine race crew enjoyed the camaraderie and good fellowship of Weasel House.  

Browse through our Web site to learn about our activities,  our history, and upcoming events.  With time, we hope to gather stories and photos from many similar groups engaged in ski racing throughout the world.  Follow the activity of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team on the World Cup and Nor-Am ski racing circuits.

At end of day, volunteer race workers relax in the Weasel Beer TentThe Weasels participate in alpine ski races by erecting safety nets, by helping to prepare the track surface, by erecting start and finish areas and by performing other tasks required to set up and run a senior ski race. Our slippers and course crew maintain the courses during race events and our gate judges help with the running of events.  Some of our members also act as race officials, while others erect, run and maintain timing systems, help run the Race Office, and work to sustain our crews by preparing lunches and running the Beer Tent. See our Crews section for more information.

The Whistler Weasel Workers participated in many events leading to the alpione ski races for Vancouver 2010 Olympics. From 2006 to 2008, the Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Ski Championships were held in Whistler. In 2008 the Weasels were also engaged in the Telus Whistler World Cup and in qualifying races for Canadian youth wishing to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships.  In 2009, there were the [CORRECT LINK]Canadian Junior (J1) National Championships, held on the Dave Murray men's track and an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Disabled Alpine Skiing World Cup, held on Franz's women's track.  The Weasels also turned out to set up saftey systems to help the Canadian Alpine Ski Team  train on the two Olympic Downhill Courses, important steps to "Owing the Podium". 

Whistler Weasel Workers at the Whistler World Cup 2008These recent ski races have allowed us to help build and hone the team before heading into the 2010 Olympics.  We have welcomed course workers from across Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and many counties in Europe.   In each of the last few years, many volunteer course workers have travelled from afar to join us and, by virtue of their participation, to become Whistler Weasel Workers. 

Since about 2000,  a crew of Weasels have travelled each year to Lake Louise, to work on the annual Winterstart World Cup downhill in December.  Also in recent years, Weasels have assisted with the [CORRECT LINK]FIS World Championships in Val d’Isere and in Bormio, as well as with World Cup races in Beaver Creek.

Whistler Weasel Workers expect to work long days, to have fun, and to make many good friends.  Join us and take home a “perk” package that identifies you among Canada’s world-class ski racing community!    Help us support our [CORRECT LINK]National and Development Ski Teams.  They're on fire!  Come to Whistler, watch our world-class racers in action and get a preview of Canada's next generation of ski racers.

Whistler Weaasel Workers morning meetingMen's (left) and Women's Olympic Downhills on Whistler MountainRoger Tremblay left, Weasel, Mark Filmer and Pat O'Connell (Patman) right with the Olympic rings above Creekside

Generous Sponsors of the Whistler Weasel Workers

Halti - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Labatts - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Resort Municipality of Whistler - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Whistler-Blackcomb - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Shaw Communications - a generous supporter of Weasel House
Borden Ladner Gervais- a generous sponsor of Weasel House Goldcorp - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Whistler Water- a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weaselo Workers Teck- a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weaselo Workers Invesco Trimark - a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weaselo Workers
Cardinal Concrete - a generous sponsor of Weasel House
Cardinal Concrete
Corporate Electric - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Whistler Brewing Company Sentry Select- a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weaselo Workers Black Press - a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weaselo Workers
Black Press
Rio Tinto Alcan- the storage supplier to Weasel House
Super Save Propane - a generous sponsor of Weasel House C2 Media - a generous sponsor of the Whistler Weasel Workers Mackenzie Investments Carney's Waste Systems in the Seas to Sky Corridor
Rental Network - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Dynamic Funds - a generous sponsor of Weasel House The Cat Rental Store - a generous sponsor of Weasel House
Rolands Creekside Pub - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Aruba Networks - a generous sponsor of Weasel House Gargoyles Bar and Grill - a generous supporter of Weasel House Whistler Mountain Ski Club - a generous supporter of Weasel House Black Tusk Storage - a generous supporter of Weasel House
Rabanco- a generous sponsor of Weasel House BC Alpine- Canadian flags for Weasel House The Resource Centre | Great-West - a generous sponsor of Weasel House North Shore - a generous supporter of Weasel House
Snack Alliance Inc. - a generous supporter of Weasel House Hevyd's Kettle Corn - a generous supporter of Weasel House Old Dutch foods - a generous supporter of Weasel House Old Dutch foods - a generous supporter of Weasel House Marketpalce IGA - a gererous sponsor of Weasel House

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