550 Young Athletes compete with Nancy Greene

 | March 22, 2012

Sun Peaks plays host this Friday and Saturday to the largest event of its kind in Canada, as 550 young Nancy Greene Ski League skiers and their families as they compete in the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League Sun Peaks Invitational.

The two day competition includes the Rio Tinto Alcan Dual Glalom and the Husky Snow Star Skill Event, plus the new Night Rock ‘n Roll Dual on Friday evening.

Honourary Chairman Nancy Greene says the focus is on fun and skill development for the young skiers.

“The kids rotate through different courses including jumps, speed traps, and a fun race course.”

Director of Outside Operations Kevin Bendick explains that his mountain crews have worked to provide spectator friendly skier access to the specific venue sites.

“The combi course featuring a slalom with rolls, and the velocity course, are both placed on OSV ski trail,” explains Bendick. “The mogul competition has been placed on Intimidator run, and we have groomed the right side of the run for skiing spectators. And the jump and terrain skills course is located at the bottom of Exhibition run.”

The Exhibition venue can be viewed from the Ski Club cabin near Bento’s Daylodge by the non-skiing public. And the Night Rock ‘n Roll Dual can be viewed from the Village Daylodge.

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