How do Sun Peaks Racers measure success?

Results in competition? Sure. Improvement? Yes. Goals reached and reset? Of course. Having fun? Absolutely.

Results in competition? Sure. Improvement? Yes. Goals reached and reset? Of course. Having fun? Absolutely.

Now how does the Sun Peaks Alpine Club measure success? By watching all of the above happen at the Teck Okanagan Zone GS races on Jan. 14 and 15. The level of skiing showed by our local team was impressive, to say the least. There were over 140 racers competing in giant slalom over the two days, and the Sun Peaks Racers dominated the competition. Teams from the Okanagan and Prince George raced hard in three races and, judging by the results, our team is on the right track. Have a look at our K1 girls’ to the right.

Other Sun Peaks Racers that had outstanding performances were first year Josh Jacoby with two silvers and a bronze, Evan Monroe with a bronze and a fourth, Claire Madill with a bronze, and Pramod Thapa with a silver. Sage Pavlovich, Brian Buffel, Chase Duff and Anna Bruce all had top 10 performances as well.

The coaches, Bill Rublee, James Clarkson, Matthias Schmid, Michael Lee and Jim Knowles all deserve a huge pat on the back for training the kids well on the hill, and for giving them the confidence to know they can do anything they set their minds to.

Club parents will remember day two of the Zone race as the day we fought off the temptation to abandon the kids and go ski the 30 centimetres of fresh powder that fell. Instead, parents and race organizers worked hard to make a safe race track for all the racers and parents. The racers did get to have a pretty sweet warm-up session, getting five powder runs in by
9 a.m.

A huge thanks to Sun Peaks Resort for their contribution to the event, and to Powder Hounds Restaurant, 5Forty Café and Deli, Jardines, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, McSporties and Canuel Caterers and all the volunteers that donated so much.

On the freeskiing side of things, Sun Peaks Racers, Jackson and Sandy Philips and Liam Cartwright competed at the Red Mountain Canadian Freeskiing Open. All three guys ripped it up with Jackson finishing 4th and Sandy 6th in the seven to 11 age category. Jackson had the highest scoring second run. Our racers ski hard in all conditions and competitions.

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