Oscar Massé of the Slocan Valley won gold in the under-12 skate and classic distance events at the 2023 Western Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships last weekend in Kimberley.
Massé, 11, who races for Blackjack Ski Team in Rossland and trains primarily at Nelson Nordic Ski Club, competed against a tough field of the top skiers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C.
He would like to thank head coach and former Olympian George Grey for being such a great mentor and Nelson Nordic for working hard to maintain a great trail network and grooming that helps him succeed with his training.
Massé and his seven-year-old sister Octavia have both had very successful seasons so far, winning gold and or silver at every event entered, including the Teck B.C. Cup in Whistler, Teck Okanagan Cup and Teck Kootenay Cup regional series!