AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BC ALPINE

We are searching for all BC Alpine ski racing alumni.  We have not done a good job of tracking and engaging this important group, but that’s about to change.  Check out the link above and let us know you’re still out there.  We are offering you a chance to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter/update beginning in the fall of 2016.  We want to keep you in the loop and also build a list of contacts to let you know of any upcoming special events. You will eventually be able to go to our website (www.bcalpine./com) and search for others from your club and year of birth (which could be scary).

http://bcalpine.net/alumni/

Thanks to all, and you will hear back from us in the fall of 2016.  Please help get the word out and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

   Bruce Goldsmid · CEO – BC Alpine Ski Association  · bruceg@bcalpine.com  ·  www.bcalpine.com  ·  604.678.3073

OUR U10 AND U12 AT SUN PEAKS MARCH 19-20

Roan Foster-Ortmayr Speeding
Roan Foster-Ortmayr Speeding
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Forty three racers from the U10 and U12 groups had a blast at Sun Peaks this past weekend. Participating in the biggest event in the Province with more than 400 racers attending is always a challenge and an opportunity to have fun and make new friends.

Coaches Graeme Zacharias, Molly Wallace, Nela Djordevic, Sarah Fedoroff and Rachel Abbott steered our U10 racers to help them perform and take advantage of all the different challenges that Sun Peaks Club had prepared. Hayden Sidey-Phillips, our U12 Head Coach was there to monitor his racer’s performance.

Our podium performers were:

Speed trap born 2006: Roan Foster Ortmayr collected the gold medal!! speeding at 78 km/hour

Dual glalom:

YOB 2005: Manu Gandhi 9th place

YOB 2006: Nicolas Cioata

Moguls:

YOB 2005: Jacquie Garret 1st place

YOB 2005: Aamiya Sidhu 3d place

A big get together was held, with more than 90 people attending. That is growing the club!!!!!

Thank you to Sun Peak Racers for hosting this awesome event and to all the volunteers that make it happen

 

U14s revisit Slash, Moons, Ripcord, Trumpeter

An excellent weekend of training for U14 at Cypress this past weekend.
After a great day of Slalom training on Saturday, we had a great day of free skiing on Sky Chair, Eagle and Lions in about 40cm of new snow.
Excellent conditions on Rip Cord, Bowen Face, Bowen Trees, Slash, Moons, Trumpeter and Hose Side.

The end of the day is confirmed.

The end of the day is confirmed.

Olin Wakkary at top of podium in “classic” Enquist Slalom at Mt. Seymour

It was a long time coming, and finally it arrived. Olin Wakkary’s first place in the Enquist slalom last Sunday at Mt. Seymour feels good. Gavin Preziosi, U16 Head Coach has been working hard with his racers to improve their skiing and this is a sweet reward. Mark Konigsmann is moving up, with a solid 7th place finish. Mark is number 1 in his age group, so things are looking good for next season.

As Hans Forssander wrote “Roused by the hunt for the prestigious Enquist trophies, the young alpine racers put on a breathtaking show of skills and athleticism.” Very good skiing and tough competition was seen at the race.

Base Wagner finished 21 on Saturday and DNF on Sunday. Maria Fedoroff finished 11th on Saturday and 12th on Sunday, and Emma Johannessen finished 21 on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.

Congratulations to all our Cypress Ski Club racers. Our club is getting stronger everyday. We had not been on the first place on the podium in a while, and it is rewarding to see the improvements.

A big thank you to all the volunteers that work so hard putting this races together. Without their help in these events and in the general organizing of our sport we would not be able to provide our racers with the means they need to excel.

Enquist Podium 1 Enquist Podium 2

U14- GS Racing at Mt Washington (Jan16, 17)

An interesting weekend of GS Racing at Mt Washington on Jan 16 & 17.
Fresh snow on Friday and Saturday nights meant for a lot of slipping laps prior to inspection each day.  It worked out well in the end on what is a very good GS race hill but on Sunday late morning, when the skies cleared in the late morning, the lift broke down and the 2nd run was cancelled!  A disappointing ending to a weekend.  Results included Cody collecting a couple of top 10 ribbons and the girls just outside the top 10.

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Practicing aerodynamics on the ferry ride home.

Practicing aerodynamics on the ferry ride home.

 

 

CSC Welcomes Park Shore BMW as Gold Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Park Shore BMW from North Vancouver has become a Gold Sponsor of our Club.

We at CSC are happy to become partners with such a prestigious brand and we thank Park Shore BMW for their generosity. We hope this is the beginning of a long term relationship that can benefit both parties involved.

U14 – Ideal Slalom Race at Whistler

Our U14 team had a great weekend of racing slalom in Whistler this past weekend. Stellar snow conditions, sun shine and -6 temps set the stage for an ideal race weekend for the 100 competitors.

Rather than the usual very steep and difficult pitch on Lower Ptarmigan, the gates were set higher up the slope on much more forgiving terrain where the athletes could really seek out speed and let it go (Club 21 bench to Sunset Can). This made for an excellent and exciting first race of the season.

There were several kids skiing very good slalom which made for great spectating.  Congratulations to Cody for his excellent 4th and 5th placings as well as Alyssa for her well earned 1oth place.  Lotte and Asha both skied well placing just out of the top 10 in the top 15.  Max made key adjustments for the 2nd day and  made it to 20th place on the 2nd run on Sunday…great job for the first race of his first U14 season.

It is clear from this race how our team can go even faster in slalom and we will have a good time working on that in the upcoming weeks.

Thanks to WMSC for hosting a terrific event.

The good times continue this coming weekend as we go to Mt Washington for GS races.

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