Submitted by Wanda NemethyNechako Nordics Ski Club
The Nechako Nordics Ski Club hosted the final race of the Teck Northern Cup series this past Saturday, February 27th, at the NVSA grounds just west of Vanderhoof.
Under sunny skies and fast snow conditions 62 skiers aged 4 to over 50 registered for this event. They took to the trails of the NVSA grounds to test themselves against the clock in an interval start skate technique race. Racers that participated and completed their respective courses also earned points for their clubs, and additional points could be earned by placing in the top 5 in their category. Throughout the season aggregate points are tabulated for each participating club as they work toward claiming the regional banner. Caledonia Ski Club (Prince George) captured the banner this year, while Bulkley Valley Nordic Club (Smithers) was 2nd , and Omineca Ski Club finished in 3rd. The Northern region includes clubs from 100 Mile House to Terrace and Kitimat.
For many young skiers this event is an introduction to racing, and for others it represents an opportunity to stay sharp for provincial level races. Results can be obtained on zone4.ca by following the links. The next race is the BC Cup Championships taking place in Whistler (Callaghan Valley) from March 4th – 6th.
This event could not be possible without the support of local businesses and volunteers. A big thank you to the Co-op, Woody’s Bakery (for the coveted cookie medals), Earthenware, Tim Horton’s and Stride and Glide of Prince George. Teck Resources Ltd. is the title sponsor of Cross Country BC’s Skier Development Program and regional cup races, thereby supporting excellence in sport and providing youth with experiences that will help them prepare for the future. For more information on Cross Country BC, please visit www.crosscountrybc.ca .