The Vernon Ski Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort welcomed over 90 athletes from the Okanagan Zone for a 3-day speed camp on January 27-29.

Each racer had 7 runs down the track that was perfectly groomed and covered in sunshine every day. After two days of training, the camp finished with a two-run downhill race on Sunday, which demonstrated amazing progression from all the kids.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time on course and I know the athletes had a great time as well! The race program was well-planned, safety systems were well-placed and the volunteers were treated very well!”

BC Alpine Chair and first-time Technical Delegate, Graham Cope

The speed camp also allowed many of Vernon Ski Club’s newly-trained officials to put their knowledge into practice, as well as burn some calories setting up the b-net.

Thanks to all the volunteers, coaches and athletes for attending, as well as the Silver Star Mountain Resort events team and groomers for their incredible support. VSC hired Kiss The Monkey Photography to take pictures on Sunday. Barry’s awesome photos are available for free download at VSC Speed Camp – Jan 2023 – Kiss the Monkey Photography

Report submitted by Murray Smith, Vernon Ski Club and Okanagan Zone Chair