March 18, 2019 – Whitewater Ski Team Nancy Greene Season Comes to a Close

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A cold Sunday morning gave way to a brilliant sunny afternoon, as the Whitewater Ski Team celebrated the end of another season with their much-heralded Nancy Greene Festival. Teams from Red Mountain, Phoenix, and Salmo traveled to Nelson to compete one last time for 2019.

The format is recognizable in some ways, with slalom and GS races taking place on the Silver King side of the mountain. However, in true Whitewater fashion, the team brought its own original take to the slopes on Sunday with a series of off-kilter, fun competitions for the Nancy Greene Ski League athletes. The Long Jump, Speed trap, and Ski-Cross events were all big hits for the racers, as were the hot dogs and refreshments served outside the base lodge.

Head Coach Dylan Henderson took to the podium to deliver his end of season remarks, thanking Whitewater’s new head of Nancy Greene program Chris Swetland for a fantastic year.

A select group of young athletes also got their first taste of individual times and podium glory, perched proudly atop the snow blocks to receive their hardware.

It was another season of progressive coaching, athlete development, and good sportsmanship for the Whitewater Ski Team—an organization that continues to find new ways to improve and move forward. Here’s to 2020!

~ Report submitted by Graham TraceyPhoto from BC Alpine website:

~ Beautiful pictures courtesy of Lesley Chisholm 

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