Over the years I have spent some time with the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club shooting their athletes in the park on Whistler Blackcomb. The coaches do good work over there and it is always great to see where the riders end up down the road. One jumped through the rings at the last Olympics here in Vancouver, and countless others have gone on to have successful careers in the snow world. Kyle Thomas is trying to make it to the Olympics this year in Sochi. If you have a few bucks consider throwing some his way, he is a hell of a guy and pretty good in the old icy ditch.