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Local Elli Terwiel Named to 2012-13 Canadian Alpine Ski Team
May 10, 2012: 
Suggested Tweet: Local @SunPeaksResort ski racer Elli Terwiel named to @Alpine_Canada 2012-13 Canadian Alpine Ski Team

Sun Peaks, BC – The community of Sun Peaks is congratulating local ski racer Elli Terwiel who was named to the 2012-2013 Canadian Alpine Ski Team yesterday.

Terwiel, last year’s Overall Ladies NorAm Cup Slalom Champion, will join the team of 10 women and 19 men as they work towards podium finishes in the 2012-13 World Cup season and the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Coming from a Sun Peaks family background of ski instructing and coaching, as well as local entrepreneurship, being goal oriented comes naturally to the young athlete.  

 “My family has allowed me to always be motivated to go outside and get the work done,” she says. “They taught me if you want to get it done, you have to put in the work to achieve it.”

Being a part of the national team will create a successful environment for the athlete, where she will have access to financial funding and athletic support in the form of ski technicians, physiotherapists and other important tools for high level athletes. 

Terwiel says she also enjoys the support of the other Women’s Team members who are all working with long term Olympic goals in mind.

“My goal is absolutely, 100 per cent to go to the 2014 Winter Games,” says Terwiel. “And right now, it feels very achievable.”

Currently riding a crest of success from finishing her first year of civil engineering final exams at the University of Vermont where she resides on an athletic scholarship, the student says she will return to campus in September but may take 2014 off to focus completely on her Olympic goals.

Terweil says living in Sun Peaks was motivational and she appreciates the support of the community throughout her journey. From early financial contributions to letting her know she was doing something worthwhile, Terwiel contributes a large part of her success to the residents of Sun Peaks.

“And it just goes to show anyone can do this if they put in the work,” she says.

About Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 10th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.  


For further information please contact:

Brandi Schier
Media & Marketing Coordinator
Tourism Sun Peaks

Elli Terwiel

Keith Bradford
Director, Communications 
Alpine Canada Alpin
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