"The BC Ski Team women are ready to race again after a good rest and plenty of powder skiing at their home mountains over the Holidays. We would like to thank the ski clubs who welcomed their star athletes home for a few days of training during the Christmas break.
"To start the New Year we held a GS/SG/free skiing camp at Apex, January 3 – 5. Then Sarah Elliot and Sarah Freeman took off to Europe for FIS speed races with coaches Aaron Speden and Don Lyon. Freeman is just getting back on snow following a December ankle injury, and both Sarah’s are very exited to race and train in Europe. They and are looking forward to gaining some valuable speed experience before heading home for the Apex Nor-Am downhill and super-G races in early February. While in Europe they will compete in SG, SC and DH in Austria and Italy, returning to Canada on Jan 25th 2013.
"After the Apex training camp, Stephanie Gartner, Charley Field, Emma King and Hallie MacLachlan travelled to Mt. Norquay in Alberta where we have just completed two days of GS and slalom training in preparation for this week’s Van Houtte Cup technical races. Emma King may just race the slalom and forerun the GS, as she is recovering from a slight shoulder injury. Norquay is one of the steepest and most technical race hills in western Canada, so we are anticipating an exciting few days of racing and some excellent results.
"Happy New Year and thank you to all our supporters!"
~ Gregor Druzina, Head Coach of the Women's BC Ski Team