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Jun 06 |
Tyee Skier Sam Mulligan Named To World Cup Team

Sam Mulligan has gone from eating hot dogs in the Tyee cabin to the Canadian National Ski Team.  Mulligan, 21 received the news recently that he’d been promoted to the senior team from the development squad.  He’ll now be going head to head with Marcel Hirscher and Kjetil Jansrud on a regular basis.

Sam says he wouldn’t be the skier he is today without The Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club.

“I had so much fun, and I will say my best friends are the ones I grew up skiing with. I think that speaks to the families involved and the culture in this club. This club has definitely shaped me, especially in the way I approach work with a positive attitude. I also race well in the rain thanks to Tyee!”

Mulligan had a taste of the World Cup in 2018 on what many consider the most terrifying course in the world in Kitzbühel, Austria. 

“About a week before Kitz, I found out Erik (Guay) wouldn’t be healthy enough, and that I would be racing. Leading in to the race I tried to stay even keel and treat it like a usual race. Racing in a place like Kitzbuhel takes a different level of focus, so you can’t really afford to get caught up in the moment.  After the race was over, even though I wasn’t great, it felt amazing to take a moment and appreciate where I was and enjoy that milestone.”

Our little gem of a hill on the North Shore might not be Kitzbuhel but it has some amazing terrain.  The runs that we love to ski helped get Mulligan to the top level of racing.

  “My Favourite run is Purgatory. Everyone’s favourite run is Purgatory! I also love ripping down the Peak at sunset.”

Mulligan is anxiously awaiting the start of his first full World Cup season.  Even though it's still months away he already has his goals set.

“Ski with confidence, regardless of the environment. To continue to ski fast in ALL disciplines, and most importantly, to continue having FUN!”

It sounds like Sam learned more than how to hammer down a dog in the cabin while skiing for Tyee.   Good Luck Sam.    

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