The North Zone was thrilled to welcome 160+ athletes and their families from across the province to the U14 Provincials hosted by Purden Mountain and the Prince George Ski Club. Nineteen clubs from the four zones were represented in the 3-day race event held March 15th-17th.
After a great day of training on Thursday, things kicked into a higher gear on Friday with the slalom competitiom. 80 Men and 86 Women skied the Pipe run under sunny skies.
Saturday was GS racing, followed by an athlete banquet, awards presentation and many prize giveaways. Teams for the dual slalom event (created from Friday's slalom results) were also announced at the banquet. Racers and coaches from the various clubs across the province had a chance to meet and find out which former or present BC/Canada ski team member they would be representing with their team.
Sunday's Team Dual Slalom was great fun for the 32 mixed gender, mixed club teams of 5-6 skiers. Smiles and sunshine prevailed as racers skied the red and blue course at least once each, with some teams advancing through the ladder and making up to 10 trips down the course.
All in all, it was a great weekend of racing with many happy athletes, coaches, and organizers!
The Prince George Ski Club would like to thank and acknowledge all 107 amazing volunteers, Purden Ski Village, and the many race sponsors, especially … Teck, Telus, Tourism Prince George, Royal Bank, Royal Lepage, Westcana Electric and Central Builders.
Volunteer and sponsor support helped to make the 2019 U14 Provincials a fun, safe and memorable event for all!
~ Report submitted by Karen Brulotte, PGSC Race Administrator