When the Sasquatch Mountain Ski Club hosted the 2023 Sasquatch Cup last weekend, a special guest joined in on the fun, signing autographs and mingling with the young skiers.

Two 1-run kombi races per gender were on Saturday’s U12 schedule at Sasquatch Mountain Resort, and on Sunday it was time for the Nancy Greene Ski League (U6, U8 and U10) dual glalom, speed trap and other skills events.

The young racers were excited to be on the mountain with friends and putting their skills to the test, but the biggest thrill of the weekend was a visit from ski cross super-star, Olympian and Crystal Globe winner Reece Howden. Howden grew up in Cultus Lake, not far from Sasquatch Mountain, and stopped by the event to meet the skiers, sign autographs and hand out awards.

The U12 Sasquatch Cup was won by the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.

There were participation ribbons and fun random prize draws at the end of the event, (including a few Sasquatch stuffies the kids went crazy over!).

Story submitted by Caryn Eliason, Sasquatch Mountain Ski club