The Olympics – My Volunteer Duty as Mens Alpine Steward
Lining up for the Gondola
Two Stewards – Dave and Steve – Ex- US military who
have been the main guys at the top of the course checking your accreditation.
You better have all your paper work done!
Bottom of the Dave Murray from the Gondola
The rings near the finish area.
The finish area is starting to look a lot more festive!
Looking up the Dave Murray.
Slippers on the Dave Murray on one of the training
days. These guys work HARD!
Dye crew – all day these guys go up and down spraying the course. Dirty job…
Feb 10th Torch Relay in North Vancouver.
Men’s Alpine Training Run Feb 11th
Race was cancelled on Feb 13th so I went skiing!
Feb 14th – 18cm according to the forcast, we found
Morning of the Men’s DH – Monday Feb 15th – all hands on deck!
George, Gary, Olga others
Me at the waterfall before the Men’s DH.
Bodie Miller – Bronze Medalist!
Erik Guay – 5th Place – highest ranked Canadian.
Bottom part of the Dave Murray waterfall section.
Aksel Lund Svindal – Didier Defago – Bode Miller
Feb 17th – no volunteering so we ski! Spearhead glacier.
Friday Feb 19th – Super G – The olympic photographers
were out in force. This was the spot!
I had lens envy for sure!
Taken from the same location – The Pro’s photo – Doug Mills/The New York Times ( he’s a nice guy!)
At the weasel house, Sean sporting his colours!
The Men’s Combined – Sunday Feb 21 – DH Portion. I was stationed in the middle of the toilet bowl.
Swiss skier I believe
Skier coming out of the toilet bowl just before the
weasel. If anyone has skied this slope they should have an appreciation of
the speeds these guys are going. Three people crashed on this corner. I think this is Michael Janyk.
RCMP Officers were out in force on the mountain.
They were in a pretty good mood!
Go Canada! Top of the Dave Murray.
Watching the Women’s Slalom at Pikas
Heading up the Gondola I snapped these pictures of the Men’s Slalom course.
Before each race there was an hour and a half course inspection. The SERIOUS
racers would use the whole time and visualize the course.
The croatian fans!
Before the race to get the course ready there was a team of Bootpackers -
yes, they are walking with small steps down the course to help smooth it out,
then the slippers came in behind them.
Above this they were dousing the course with water.
View of the course from the Gondola.
Part of the Steward team at the volunteer party.
Gary, Roberta, Tammy, Me and Bruce.