The community of Sun Peaks is congratulating local ski racer Elli Terwiel who was named last week to the 2013-14 Canadian Alpine Ski Team for the third consecutive year. The upcoming season includes a high pressure World Cup racing season leading into the anticipated 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Terwiel was selected with 22 other Canadians who Alpine Canada describes as having ‘podium potential’.
“I’ve watched as Elli grew up skiing and racing on the slopes of Sun Peaks,” says Nancy Greene Raine, former Olympic champion and Sun Peaks Resort’s director of skiing. “She has faced many challenges and always moved ahead, determined to reach her goals.”
Coming off a racing season which included two 17th place and personal best World Cup race finishes in Flachau, Austria, and in Maribor, Germany, Terwiel is gearing up for another challenging, but exciting winter ahead.
Terwiel’s winter schedule includes balancing life as an engineering student at the University of Vermont with the travel and demands of being a national level athlete.
“Elli is excelling both on and off the slopes,” says Raine. “She is a credit to her family, her ski club and to the University of Vermont. Her generosity as she shares her experiences with younger club athletes is most appreciated and we will all be pulling for Elli as she continues her path to the podium.”