VANCOUVER — Justin Trudeau is applauding his personal security detail for their skills on the ski hill.
The prime minister took some time out of running the country over the weekend to shred some powder with his family in Whistler, B.C.
Fellow snowboarders and skiers alike took to social media, posting pictures with the photo-friendly leader.
Trudeau was asked light-heartedly at an event today in Vancouver whether he jeopardized his security by snowboarding with his bodyguards.
"I have many times and will continue to praise the RCMP for the extraordinary work they do keeping Canadians safe every day, and I was very pleased to be able to see see they are as good as the slopes as they are anywhere else in the world," he said, prompting applause and laughter from the crowd.
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In the late '90s, Trudeau was a ski and snowboard instructor at Whister-Blackcomb. His friend, Sean Smillie, said the future prime minister was "perfect" for the job.
Trudeau also became an advocate for mountain safety after his youngest brother, Michel, died in an avalanche in 1998.
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