It was a homecoming unlike anything Mount Washington has seen before.
Cassie Sharpe, who won Olympic gold in women’s ski halfpipe, returned to Vancouver Island this past Saturday to kick off their spring season and celebrate her incredible achievements.
The event gave locals the chance to meet the ski halfpipe star, get autographs, and join her on a well-deserved victory lap.
Mount Washington also offered a tribute to Sharpe, renaming their run “Go for gold” to “Cassie’s gold”, cementing her legacy on the mountain that raised her.
Sharpe was born in Comox, and at 11 years old discovered her love for skiing, with Mount Washington as her playground. Nearly 15 years later in her Olympic debut, she became Canada’s first Olympic medalist in the ski halfpipe, capturing gold.
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