International ski race kicks off at Mount Sima in Whitehorse

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An international ski race kicks off Friday at Whitehorse’s Mount Sima.

The Coaches Cup Race is sanctioned by International Ski Federation, abbreviated in all languages as FIS. The organization is the highest governing body for international winter sports, and its responsibilities include setting international competition rules. 

It’s the first time Mount Sima will play host to this competition. For the organizers, this has been a dream come true.

Over the next two days, the ski hill will showcase some of the best up-and-coming alpine skiers in giant slalom and slalom — events that involve skiing between sets of poles or gates placed at varying intervals. Teams are here from Canada, the United States, Great

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