Ideal snow conditions, energetic youth, compelling competition....
Kamloops BC; Feb 9th
Blue skies, mild temperatures and superb snow conditions greeted cross country ski racers competing in Teck BC Cup #2, which was held at the beautiful Stake Lake Cross Country Ski Area near Kamloops on the weekend. Over 350 enthusiastic racers from as far away as Australia, Vancouver Island, Kimberly, Smithers, Golden, Penticton converged on the site to test their endurance on the challenging race trails.
Groomers worked their magic on the fresh snow, and the trails set up perfectly for the interval start free technique race Saturday and the mass start classic technique race on Sunday.
There was a distinctive buzz about the stadium as over twenty colourful teams, with their tents and equipment, prepared for the provincial races. Heart pounding action for skiers of all ages was on the agenda – from adorable Atoms through to experienced Masters – while competitive Bantam, Juvenile and Junior athletes raced the clock and their rivals for coveted Teck medals.
In addition, thousands of dollars worth of door prizes were given out thanks to enormously generous local sponsors.
The host club, Overlander Ski Club and racers of all ages enjoyed a successful and a fun filled weekend.
Cross Country BC (CCBC), the provincial sport governing body for cross country skiing in British Columbia, is a not-for-profit, club-based organization of more than 18,000 members. CCBC offers programs and services to support the continuous development of cross country skiing for all ages and abilities, from introductory experiences to international excellence.
Teck Resources Limited is the title sponsor of CCBC’s Skier Development Program, 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