Following the start of the FIS World Cup speed ski season in Sun Peaks earlier this month, three B.C. speed skiers are heading to Europe this April to continue the speedy competition.
Adam Earle from Sun Peaks, Neil Munroe from Vernon and Eric Strobl from Tappen will be flying out of the country and heading to France and Switzerland to test their limits on the European speed ski tracks.
The group will compete in a World Cup speed race in Vars, France from April 8 to 12. The top 30 contenders in this race will qualify for the World Record attempt race that runs from April 12 to 16. The goal is to beat 251.4 km/h set by Italian speed skier Simone Origone in Les Arcs, France in April 2006. Munroe, the group’s unofficial team captain has already qualified for the World Record attempt race and Earle hopes to qualify while in Vars.
Next up is the FIS World Speed Skiing Championships in Verbier, Switzerland from April 17 to 20. This is followed by the Speed Masters Pro Race on April
20 to 23.
For updates and results of European races, visit www.speedski-info.com.