When Mount Washington Alpine Resort and the Mount Washington Ski Club welcomed 120 athletes from Coast Zone clubs – including Whistler Mountain Ski Club, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, Cypress Ski Club, Mt. Seymour Ski Club and Sasquatch Ski Club – they did so under incredible conditions and a well-run TECK race series.

The Teck Coast Zone TECK U14 GS & SL (January 21-22, 2023) showcased the best U14 skiers in the Coast Zone.

After excellent preparation by the grooming staff and the race volunteers, the snow was almost perfect for racing. On Saturday, they raced two runs of GS, with the girls competing first, followed by the boys. Second run start order for each gender was reversed to provide equal opportunity for all athletes. With light snow and cloudy conditions, the race went smoothly and finished close to the scheduled time. Results were determined by the combined 1st and 2nd run times.

Top three GS finishers

U14 girls: Elena Deda (Whistler), Valerie Chan (Grouse), Maggie Cormack (Whistler)
U14 boys: Luka Buchheister (Whistler), Alex Velikov (Grouse), Nathaniel Hung (Grouse

Sunday proved to be another great day for racing. With cooler temperatures, a beautiful a sunrise and hard snow, the 120 athletes hit the slopes with solid slalom skiing. There were two courses set; one for the girls and one for the boys in the morning. For the afternoon races they switched courses and reversed their start order. Just like the previous day’s GS, the slalom results were based on two-run combined times.

Top three slalom finishers

U14 Girls: Maggie Cormack (Whistler), Nikita Ciesla (Grouse), Annabel Gilman (Whistler)
U14 Boys: Luka Buchheister (Whistler), Aksel Larsen (Grouse), Nathaniel Hung (Grouse)


“It was a fantastic weekend of racing” stated Ryan Williams, Race Chairman. “A big thank you to the Mount Washington Ski Resort for working with our requirements for a safe venue. An even bigger thank you to all the volunteers that were needed before, during and after the race. And the biggest thank you to the athletes for the smiles, the quality racing and positive attitudes. In the end, the Mount Washington Ski Club is very proud of the quality of the event they hosted.”

Report submitted by Ryan Williams, MWSC