Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosted the BC Alpine Speed camp February 24 to 26, welcoming ski racing athletes to Whistler from all around the province. While the locals were less happy with the recent lack of precipitation, the ski racers were thrilled to experience world class conditions as they developed speed ski skills on a safe but challenging track.

Athletes from the Okanagan Ski Team, the Kootenay Zone Team, Vancouver Ski Team, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club and the local Whistler Mountain Ski Club came together for what was, for some, their first experience on downhill skis and in a true downhill set. The camp was a U16/FIS event and was a great opportunity to train speed after an unfortunate event took Kimberly off the season schedule. This opportunity helped prepare FIS racers for the upcoming FIS BC Cup Parsons Memorial Speed Series event that will run from March 3 to 8 on Whistler’s Dave Murray National Training Centre.

Thank you to all the volunteers, coaches, BC Alpine, the Dave Murray National Training Centre (DMNTC), and Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Operations. The racers able to take advantage of fantastic weather as well as the work done for the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team 2022 Olympic preparation camp. The WMSC is privileged to have Dale Stevens working tirelessly for all the athletes that come to train at the DMNTC.

~ Story Submitted by Blanca de la Rosa