RED Mountain Resort and its volunteers battled tough weather conditions for the 2018 Sport Chek National Championships. Alpine Canada News HERE

"Hosting the Canadian Championships in BC is an honour and a privilege," said BC Alpine General Manager, Anders Hestdalen. "To be able to run it at Red Mountain Resort, where Canadian ski racing began, and North America's first ever World Cup race was held exactly 50 years ago, made it that much more special! The Red Mountain Racers did a superb job making this event happen, and Red Mountain Resort and the town of Rossland have been extremely supportive throughout the planning and execution of such a major undertaking. I overheard several ex-ski racers saying that this was the best Nationals they could remember. That’s fun! It was a true celebration of our sport thanks to the athletes, coaches, clubs, volunteers, Alpine Canada and of course the fans!"

Katie Fleckenstein (Green Mountain Valley School/WMSC) is the U19 ladies’ giant slalom champion. Joining her on the podium was Sydney Mason (Craigleith Ski Club) in second-place and Alyssa Hill (Team Panorama) in third-place. (photo above)

“It was a little wild out there today,” said Fleckenstein. “Both runs had low visibility and it was bumpy but I guess that’s when I ski the best – it was fun! I love it out here getting to ski with all my friends. It’s been great.”

Fleckenstein also finished 3rd on the slalom U19 championship podium.

Declan McCormack (Osler Bluff) was crowned the U19 men’s slalom national champion. Asher Jordan (BCST/Whistler Mountain Ski Club) finished in second-place and Jamie Casselman (Team Panorama) finished in third-place.

Jamie Casselman (Team Panorama) was the U19 Giant Slalom National Champion. Justin Vittecoq (Bromont Ski Club) finished in second-place and Hunter Watson (Camp Fortune Ski Racing Club) finished in third-place.

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com
BC Alpine's Johnny Crichton hard at work on Red Mountain GS track PHOTO CREDIT: Garry van Soest 

Ladies’ 2018 Sport Chek National Giant Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Valérie Grenier – CAN

2 – Candance Crawford – CAN

3 – Erin Mielzynski – CAN
 

Ladies’ U19 2018 Sport Chek National Giant Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Katie Fleckenstein – Green Mountain Valley School/WMSC

2 – Sydney Mason – Craigleith Ski Club

3 – Alyssa Hill – Team Panorama

Ladies’ U19 2018 Sport Chek National Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Cassidy Gray – Team Panorama

2 – Stephanie Profitt – Burke Mountain Academy

3 – Katie Fleckenstein – Green Mountain Valley School/WMSC
 

Men’s 2018 Sport Chek National Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Erik Read – CAN

2 – Jeff Read – CAN

3 – Jack (James) Crawford – CAN
 

Men’s U19 2018 Sport Chek National Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Declan McCormack – Osler Bluff Ski Club

2 – Asher Jordan – Whistler Mountain Ski Club/BCST

3 – Jamie Casselman – Team Panorama
 

Men’s U19 2018 Sport Chek National Giant Slalom Championships Podium

1 – Jamie Casselman (Team Panorama)

2 – Justin Vittecoq (Bromont Ski Club)

3 – Hunter Watson (Camp Fortune Ski Racing Club)