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Nelson racers host season opener at Whitewater

Nelson ski racers will be in action at Whitewater this weekend. - photo submitted
Nelson ski racers will be in action at Whitewater this weekend.
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The Whitewater Ski Team is hosting the first BC Alpine Teck Ski Race of the year this weekend at the local resort.

There will be more than 100 ski racers, with athletes coming as far away as Calgary and ranging in age from nine to 69.

There are racers coming from Fernie, Red, Kimberly, Salmo, Summit and Phoenix ski hills.

This is a big event, with more than 100 volunteers and two slalom courses that take place over the two days.

The race is being held on Bonanza, with the finish line a short distance from the lodge, so there will be some great skiing to be seen over the weekend.

Awards will be held in front of Whitewater lodge beginning at 4 pm. The Saturday banquet begins at 4:45 and is provided by Whitewater’s industry renowned Fresh Tracks Cafe.

The team is excited to be able to run its brand new timing equipment, which was possible due to a gracious donation from Kal Tire.

The public is more than welcome to come and see the races which start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information head to whitewaterskiteam.ca.

 

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