On Monday, 230 skiers in the BC Alpine Kinder Series competed in the final race of the K1 Provincial Championships, co-hosted by Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain. The Giant Slalom wrapped up the Provincial Championships as well as this year’s B.C. Alpine’s Kinder Series, sponsored by the Vancouver Sun.

Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain kicked off the K1 Provincial Championships on Saturday, when the 11 and 12-year old athletes competed in the Slalom. Monday’s Giant Slalom, co-hosted by Cypress Mountain Ski Club concluded the three-day event.

Monday’s weather conditions were tough, with heavy snow and poor visibility. The afternoon’s men’s race was cancelled due to the weather conditions.

Whistler athlete Kaylie Higgs dominated the women’s races in the K1 Provincial Championships. On Saturday, she won her first gold in these Championships in the Slalom. On Sunday, she took home her second gold medal in the first Ladies Kombi run, and on Monday, she won gold again in both GS races.

In the men’s GS, gold went to Peter Behncke from Revelstoke.

(submitted by Gerda Wever-Rabehl of The Write Room & The Write Room Press)

Giant Slalom, March 17, Ladies, First Run
1 HIGGS, Kaylie (Whistler) 40.36
2 MACLACHLAN, Hallie (Fernie) 40.45
3 WELLS, Alix (Prince George) 40.73
4 RAUHALA, Silken (Apex) 41.55
5 SWETTE, Rae (Whistler) 41.69
6 KING, Emma (Whistler) 41.94
7 SAWCHYN, Leigh (Whistler) 42.68
8 PANKRATZ, Mikayla (Big White) 42.88
9 REIMER, Annie (Prince George) 42.98
10 KWONG, Alysia (Grouse) 43.02

Giant Slalom, March 17, Ladies, First Run
1 HIGGS, Kaylie (Whistler) 38.33
2 MACLACHLAN, Hallie (Fernie) 39.90
3 WELLS, Alix (Prince George) 40.67
4 SWETTE, Rae (Whistler) 40.81
5 FIELD, Charley (Whistler) 41.12
6 RAUHALA, Silken (Apex) 41.20
7 TREMBLAY, Emilie (Vernon) 41.28
8 KING, Emma (Whistler) 41.86
9 STEEVES, Kelly 42.36
10 PANKRATZ, Mikayla (Big White) 42.82

Giant Slalom, March 17, Men
1 BEHNCKE, Peter (Revelstoke) 38.76
2 PEHOTA, Logan (Whistler) 39.65
3 RAMSDEN, Blake (Whistler) 39.86
4 HOWATT, Shep (Revelstoke) 40.48
5 KREUTZ, Alex (Vernon) 40.50
6 SEGER, Brodie (Whistler) 41.03
7 HUMPHERYS, Kelley (Red Mountain) 41.04
8 DAVIDSON, Brendan (Vernon) 41.15
9 DUCHESNE, Alexandre (Revelstoke) 41.67
10 SAINAS, Sloan (Whistler) 41.70

Complete Results available at: