— camila nunes (@cnunes1900) February 27, 2016
Justin Trudeau, returned to his beloved Whistler, B.C. this week, but this time as a married Prime Minister, not a ski bum.
He skied, took selfies/photos with skiers and riders, and even allegedy offered to buy apres ski drinks.
Canada is simply DOMINATING us in down-to-Earth, cool leadership right now. He’s got the coolness factor dialed. We’ll see how he does in politics.
— Andrea Mitchell RCC (@andiemitchell) February 27, 2016
The new Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, was once a bit of a ski bum who, in the 1990’s, went to school at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and crashed on his buddy’s couch in Whistler while snowboard instructing at Whistler ski resort on weekends. Justin is even rumored to have spend some of those weekends in Whistler crashing in his van in the parking lot at Whistler. Justin taught teens in a cool program called “Ride Tribe.”
Justin sadly lost his brother to an avalanche/drowning near Nelson, B.C. back in 1998 and his body was never found. Since his brother’s passing, Justin has been a strong advocate for the Canadian Avalanche Association.
According to his ski bum buddy from Whistler, Justin was a bit of a wild man on a snowboard:
“one of the most dangerous people in the world to snowboard behind!”
“ridiculously long snowboard, totally built for speed”
“As someone who spent a lot of time riding with Justin, it was always touch and go.” – Sean Smillie, friend and fellow snowboard instructor
It even sounds like Justin had a classic, beat up, crappy ski bum car he charged around in:
“Justin drove an exceptionally crappy car. We used to nickname it the Staff Car. More often than not, we’d be huddled around a little heater in the front seat. I’d have to hop out at intersections and push the car so it wouldn’t die. It was always a miracle we made it to where we were going.”- Sean Smillie
— Chris Mizzoni (@NitzysHockeyDen) February 27, 2016