Cassie Sharpe will be at Mount Washington on March 10.

Cassie Sharpe will be at Mount Washington on March 10.

Cassie Sharpe will return to the slopes where her Olympic gold medal journey began on Saturday, March 10.

Mount Washington will be hosting Vancouver Island’s “Golden Girl” and the community is invited to the resort to join in

“We are incredibly honoured to have Cassie up for her Ski with an Olympian morning,” said Director of Sports Mike Manara.

“It will be a fun morning where her friends and the Vancouver Island community can engage with Cassie while she gets some turns in at her home resort. I will be Cassie’s guide for the morning – not that she needs it she has our trail map tattooed on her arm!”

Sharpe will be skiing at the resort where she started her career at the age of six.

In 2004, her parents enrolled her in the Resort’s Bumps and Jumps program, where Cassie started competing in moguls, aerials, and slopestyle.

In six short years,, Cassie went from winning her first halfpipe competition in 2012 to become the first Canadian Women’s Ski Halfpipe Olympic Gold medalist.

“Mount Washington was a great place for our family,” said Cassie’s parents, Don, former director of business operations at Mount Washington and Chantal Sharpe.

“The three kids would come to the resort with us, and they would spend the whole day riding and hanging out with friends. Sometimes it was difficult to get them to come home.”

Sharpe will also be hosting an open community event at Crown Isle Golf Resort from 5  p.m. to 8  p.m. on Friday, March 9 where she will be speaking about her experiences in Pyeongchang.

This event will be free with all silent auction proceeds going to the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society.

For full information on the Olympic Community Night and the Ski with an Olympian events, visit www.mountwashington.ca

“The support and love from the Island have been incredible,” said Sharpe.

“I am pumped up to come back to see everyone.”

Ben O'Hara