The Cypress Ski Club hosted a Teck Coast Zone U14 competition on March 4th and 5th, 2017. Preparing the course in the days leading up to the race became very challenging with 40 cm of new snow. The race was held on Coyote 7, a steep and difficult course. Even with snowy conditions racers from the coast zone persevered and posted some fast times. Saturday's schedule comprised of a two-run GS race and was followed by a two-run slalom on Sunday.

Young athletes from clubs across the region came out to race. The Cypress Ski Club, Whistler Mountain Ski Club, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, Mt Seymour Ski Club, Hemlock Valley Ski Club and Manning Park Ski Club were all well represented!

Medals were awarded on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Olympic Rings. We were fortunate enough to have the sun pop out for Saturday’s awards. 
 
Saturday, March 4th, 2017  Combined 2-run GS
Ladies:
Jayden Dawson – 1st place, WMSC
Kaila Lafreniere – 2nd place, WMSC
Sara Stiel – 3rd place, WMSC

Men: 
Adam Usher – 1st place, WMSC
Cameron Seward – 2nd place, Grouse Tyee
Taylor Nellis – 3rd place, Grouse Tyee
Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com

Men's GS podium          Photo Credit: Hans Forssander
Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com
Ladies' GS podium         Photo credit: Hans Forssander
 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017  Combined 2-run Slalom
Ladies: 
Sara Stiel – 1st place, WMSC
Kaila Lafreniere – 2nd place, WMSC
Isabella Cross – 3rd place, WMSC

Men: 
Taylor Nellis – 1st place, Grouse Tyee
Hayden Harley – 2nd place, WMSC
Matthias Shorter – 3rd place, WMSC

 
Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com
Men's Slalom podium        photo credit: Hans Forssander
Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com
Ladies' Slalom podium          photo credit: Hans Forssander

We acknowledge and thank Teck for their continued and valuable sponsorship of the BC Alpine events held throughout the province. Teck is a key sponsor of BC Alpine and we appreciate their commitment to ski racing and enthusiasm for promoting youth sport in British Columbia.
 

The event was well attended and Cypress Mountain was very helpful in making the weekend a success with their excellent support of Cypress Ski Club and the small army of volunteers who worked tirelessly to run the races.
 
Thank you to Mr. Hans Forssander for sharing his exciting photos from the event at Cypress! They can be viewed here: https://whistlermountainskiclub.shutterfly.com/picturesandvideos2017
 

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comJaden Dawson (WMSC)

RANK BIB NAME CLUB YOB RUN 1 RUN 2 TOTAL
1 9 DAWSON, Jaden Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 34.64 36.94 1:11.58
2 5 LAFRENIERE, Kaila Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 35.34 37.69 1:13.03
3 11 STIEL, Sara Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 35.54 37.86 1:13.40
4 4 PLAVSIC, Mila Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 35.57 39.80 1:15.37
5 7 KALUDJERCIC, Katarina Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 37.23 39.64 1:16.87
6 1 WALDRUM, Marissa Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 36.89 40.83 1:17.72
7 2 CLARKE, Holly Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 36.98 40.80 1:17.78
8 14 IRISH, Lily Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 38.20 40.69 1:18.89
9 10 MILLER, Amanda Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 38.64 40.61 1:19.25
10 13 BORDER, Jamie Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 38.90 40.50 1:19.40

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comAdam Usher (WMSC)

Men's GS Saturday COMPLETE RESULTS

RANK BIB NAME CLUB YOB RUN 1 RUN 2 TOTAL
1 51 USHER, Adam Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 35.95 37.35 1:13.30
2 41 SEWARD, Cameron Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 35.64 38.00 1:13.64
3 55 NELLIS, Taylor Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 37.08 37.05 1:14.13
4 44 SHORTER, Matthias Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 36.44 38.74 1:15.18
5 42 SELTZER, Graham Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 36.76 38.55 1:15.31
6 48 STEVENS, Dylan Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 37.19 38.57 1:15.76
7 46 CORDY-SIMPSON, Markus Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 37.56 39.45 1:17.01
8 53 KOYAMA-WONG, Kai Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 37.98 39.30 1:17.28
9 47 HARLEY, Hayden Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 36.70 40.92 1:17.62
10 60 ROSS, Duncan Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 38.82 39.00 1:17.82

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comSarah Stiel (WMSC)
Women's SL Sunday COMPLETE RESULTS

RANK BIB NAME CLUB YOB RUN 1 RUN 2 TOTAL
1 1 STIEL, Sara Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 40.01 43.63 1:23.64
2 36 LAFRENIERE, Kaila Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 42.33 43.47 1:25.80
3 8 CROSS, Isabella Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 41.75 44.27 1:26.02
4 6 BORDER, Jamie Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 43.15 45.37 1:28.52
5 5 MILLER, Amanda Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 42.94 45.92 1:28.86
6 3 MACLEOD, Kaitlyn Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 43.67 46.69 1:30.36
7 21 KARDOES, Sydney Manning Ski Club 2004 46.74 45.06 1:31.80
8 22 DOIRON, Meagan Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2004 46.69 45.36 1:32.05
9 4 THEMENS, Mackenzie Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 45.03 47.58 1:32.61
10 39 SLATER, Taylor Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 46.28 46.45 1:32.73

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comTaylor Nellis (Grouse Tyee)
Men's SL Sunday COMPLETE RESULTS

RANK BIB NAME CLUB YOB RUN 1 RUN 2 TOTAL
1 44 NELLIS, Taylor Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 37.09 40.22 1:17.31
2 51 HARLEY, Hayden Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 37.65 41.95 1:19.60
3 46 SHORTER, Matthias Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 37.78 42.83 1:20.61
4 48 WAGNER, Max Cypress Ski Club 2003 38.93 42.25 1:21.18
5 50 USHER, Adam Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 38.42 42.85 1:21.27
6 52 SEWARD, Cameron Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2003 40.58 42.06 1:22.64
7 55 WOOD, David Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 39.50 43.28 1:22.78
8 42 STEVENS, Dylan Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club 2004 39.58 43.48 1:23.06
9 54 NEEVES, Benjamin Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 41.09 45.56 1:26.65
10 56 TRINKAUS, Cody Whistler Mountain Ski Club 2003 41.92 45.27 1:27.19

All in all, the races at Cypress this weekend ran very smoothly and a fun time was had by all participants.  The event was well attended and Cypress Mountain was very helpful in making the event a success with their excellent support of the Cypress Ski Club and the small army of volunteers who worked tirelessly to run the races.