Skier Graham Nishikawa set to take over as head coach of Cross Country Yukon


Graham Nishikawa says it feels like “a lifetime ago” that he was part of the Yukon cross-country ski team, being driven to race events by the team’s longtime coach Alain Masson.

That was about two decades ago. Now Nishikawa is set to return home to Whitehorse to take over from his former coach who’s retiring, and head up the local competitive ski program — Cross Country Yukon.

It’s a “little bit surreal, for sure,” Nishikawa said.

“With all the experiences I have and all the training I’ve done, I think I just felt like I can, I want to share what I’ve learned.”

Nishikawa has an impressive resume as a competitive skier. He started as a youth in the

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