Apex Ski Club hosted the first U12/U14 Teck OK Zone race at Apex Mountain resort this past weekend, January 18 and 19th, 2020.

Photo by: Greg Jarron

What a fabulous weekend of racing at Apex Mountain Resort. This past weekend, January 18/19, Apex Ski Club hosted the U12/U14 Teck OK Zone race. Friday was a bluebird day with amazing conditions. Racers trained and did some free skiing while volunteers got the course ready to go for the next day. Both Saturday and Sunday were one-run SL races (2 per gender). U12s ran a panel course on Saturday and stubbies on Sunday. Saturday brought fresh snow, some fog and some colder temperatures but both athletes and volunteers put their best “ski” forward so that we could finish on time with solid course conditions. Sunday, just to round out the weather conditions, brought a mix of sun and cloud with warmer temperatures. A perfect day to race and race they did!  The Okanagan zone clubs (Mt. Baldy, Vernon, Sun Peaks, Big White, Revelstoke and Apex) were joined by athletes from the Yukon. The race was a qualifier for the 2020 BC Games being held in Fort St. John.

Photo by: Greg Jarron

Both athletes and volunteers enjoyed their time at Apex.  As shared by one athlete “I loved sending my family pics of our bluebird day and we got so many laps done. This t-bar is great.” We were also proud to overhear this comment from a volunteer: “This is the friendliest place to volunteer.” Many key organizing roles had a mentoring component as we try to build our knowledge and capacity from the senior members of the club. Thanks to our mentors and to those who stepped into new roles!

CONGRATULATIONS to all our racers. THANK-YOU for your effort, vocal support of your team members and the respect that you showed Apex Mountain and the volunteers. We applaud you, your parents, your coaches and all the volunteers for making this happen. Results can be accessed HERE.

Apex Ski Club wishes you an amazing ski season!

~ submitted by Rejeanne Droppo