Men's BC Team Coach Andrew Lambert fills us in on their latest exploits - BC Alpine Ski Association

"The BC Men’s Team has just returned from a productive trip to the east for a series of races. Conditions were not ideal but fortunately some snow arrived, the temperatures fell and we managed to get some great racing in. The resorts and ROC’s really stepped up to pull these races off.

Our trip started for 2 of the boys (Conrad Pridy of Whistler and Ben Thomsen of Invermere) at Sunday River on January 2nd. This is traditionally the toughest technical series of the season and after 4 days of racing the boys found out why….a lot of strong skiers in the east who we rarely see out west. The best result came from Conrad Pridy who managed to crack the top 30 in slalom finishing 28th and in the Nor Am points.

Following this, it was back to Quebec to meet up with the rest of the team. Our first stop was a GS race at Mt Anne. Difficult visibility and conditions led to a few DNF’s from the BC men. The best result there was from Jonathan Hadley (WMSC) placing top 20 in a highly competitive GS race.

From there it was onto Bromont and a very challenging slalom race. A couple of the boys really stepped up there, with Ben Thomsen and Trevor Rose finishing in the top 15, Trevor finishing 6th on the second run, successfully coming back from an injury which prevented him from competing prior to the Christmas break.

The boys competed in a GS race at Mt Tremblant, on a hill that did not leave any margin for error. Too many errors left us out of the running, despite some strong skiing.

Then it was back to Panorama, taking advantage of some excellent training before a short break at home.

The next stop for the team is the BC Mars Cup speed series at Apex, followed by the Nor Am super G’s and then more Nor Am speed at Big Mountain. February is speed month and the boys are really looking forward to going fast!"