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February 17, 2009 18:24 ET

Travel Alberta: Have Your Own Olympic Experience at Alberta Ski Hills and Parks This Winter

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2009) - What's it like to be an Olympic athlete or an Olympic hopeful? Learn from the pros! Fresh Tracks, Travel Alberta's e-magazine, rolls out the full Olympic experience in the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Thomas Grandi and Sara Renner, two of Canada's Olympic hopefuls for the 2010 Winter Olympics, give their hints and tips for enjoying winter in the Canadian Rockies. Grandi, a World Cup Slalom event gold medal champion, describes his favourite ski runs on Alberta ski hills. He tells us all about the activities in winter that he enjoys doing with his family in Alberta and talks about his training regime for 2010.

Grandi's wife, Sara Renner, was the first Canadian to win a World Cup championship medal in cross country skiing. She won a silver medal in the sprint relay event at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy in 2006. In an interview with Fresh Tracks e-magazine, Renner reveals her favourite recreational Nordic skiing routes. She describes a cross country ski trip between Lake Louise and the Post Hotel and reveals that she never gets tired of skiing the beautiful trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

The terrain park half pipe at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary is a dead ringer for the one that will be used at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The Fresh Tracks article "Half Pipe Airdogs" includes valuable hints and tips on how to do snowboard stunts and easy tricks from snowboarder Pierce Mimura, a young, Alberta-based Olympic hopeful.

The magazine also includes stories highlighting the sports at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park.

Readers can find out how to ride a bobsleigh and experience their own 60 second adrenalin adventure by taking a run down the track from the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Best of all, they don't need to be professional athletes to give the sport a try - during the winter months, visitors can book ahead and ride a bobsleigh steered by a professional athlete.

Take your game faster, higher, stronger with Travel Alberta. The Fresh Tracks Olympic Issue is available at

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