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Apr 02 | General
U12 Athlete Of The Month


Congratulations to Ben Nelson.  He is the U12 Athlete of the Month for February.  We asked Ben about some of his likes and dislikes as well as his skiing loves and goals.  Here’s some insight into one of our Tyee U12 athletes.


Let’s talk food! Pulled pork sandwiches are my favourite, besides spaghetti bolognese. Don’t even think about serving me mango cheese or that thick, white icing you get on birthday cakes.


Outside of skiing I like to play music, write stories and draw comics. In the off season I really enjoy playing baseball. 


Each summer I look forward to traveling with my family on canoe and camping trips and spending time at my Grandparent's cabin on Keats Island playing with friends.


For skiing, I want to get better at setting goals, improving angulation as well as anticipating what's ahead. I like taking what I learn in Tyee and applying it to free-skiing too. I'm using Dynastar skis, Look bindings and Lange boots for training and racing and Atomic Bent Chetler's for free-skiing.


I enjoy reading the Macdonald Hall book series by Gordon Korman and I recently saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It was great!


To conclude, Tyee is great; we get to experience awesome places to ski, such as Manning Park. That was a blast. The Sun Peaks race is particularly my favourite. Another great thing about Tyee: Toblerones in the cabin! 


Thanks to all of the coaches (Hi Dave)!


—Ben Nelson


Way to go Ben


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