BOYD ON TOP IN OWN BACKYARD
In 1989 Rob Boyd’s win in the downhill at the Whistler World Cup wrote his name in the history books of a nation, expediting his status of Whistler’s hometown hero. With his win, Rob became the first Canadian alpine skier to win a World Cup downhill on home soil. Rob’s family home was located 100 metres from the finish line and his father Sandy was general manager of Whistler Mountain making his win all the more special.
The history of ski racing in Canada and that of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club are deeply intertwined. The club, which held its first function in April 1968 has held national championships, hosted World Cup races and most recently been a part of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.