The BC Winter Games excitement starts this week, with Alpine events happening February 20, 21 & 22 at Bear Mountain Ski Hill near Dawson Creek!! A tremendous amount of planning and collaboration between Bear Mountain, BC Alpine, BC Games Society, Powering Potential Fund and the local communities were necessary to allow us to run high level ski races at Bear Mountain. Thank you to everyone involved!
We especially want to recognize the BC Games Society and the generous funding through the "Powering Potential Fund", for making this very special event possible! The Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games will benefit from an investment of $40,000 from the "Powering Potential Fund" for various projects leading up to, during and post Games.
"The alpine events for the BC Games are really unique and special this year for a couple reasons, said BC Alpine VP Johnny Crichton. "The last time they were going to be held here, a chinook blew through and melted all the snow. 32 years later the same crew has stepped up and is ready to run it again. The Powering Potential Fund literally made these games possible because there is no ski club in Dawson Creek at Bear Mountain, and they didn't have any of the necessary equipment. Through the BC Games and the Powering Potential Fund, Dawson Creek now has a good supply of training equipment to start the Dawson Creek Ski Club!"
In all, BC Winter Games hosts 1,500 athletes and more than 1,000 volunteers. There will be 108 alpine competitors from all eight BC school zones. Check out the Alpine schedule below.