One of the benefits of being the parent of an athlete in the Whistler Mountain Ski program is working alongside other parents during club races, zone races and Whistler Cup. Many of us Alumni members have lifelong friendships that were formed while doing race prep or running ski races for the WMSC. A challenge is how to continue this aspect of club life after your athlete leaves the program. Of course the club hosts lots of home races and help from alumni is always appreciated, but what about something bigger?
The Whistler Weasel Workers is a volunteer organization of ski race enthusiasts dedicated to the advancement of alpine ski racing in Whistler and throughout Canada. Many of us started our ski race careers at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and now focus on major races. We had a large presence during the Vancouver 2010 Games. Did anyone visit Weasel House? Over the years, the Weasels have worked on Olympic, World Championship, World Cup, NorAm and Canadian National Championship ski races in Whistler , Nakiska, Salt Lake, Bormio, Beaver Creek, Lake Louise, Sierra Nevada and elsewhere.
The Whistler Weasel Workers have a long history that is closely linked to the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. We got our start when Bob Parsons (Whistler Mountain Ski Club founder) and his course crew of 6, prepped the first World Cup Downhill races in Whistler. They were nick named “those Weasel Workers” for their work hand shovelling and boot packing the Weasel and Toilet Bowl. Owen Carney, former Papa Weasel, was part of the team and apprenticed under Bob. Today there is a plaque with the picture of Bob and the original Weasel team that hangs in the club cabin.
Again, we encourage all Whistler Mountain Ski Club members to join us. If you are interested please sign up at our Official Weasel Workers registration site at www.surveymonkey.com/weaselworkers.
Whistler Weasel Workers