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A new experience: Big White Teck Ski Cross

U14, Jayden, describes a memorable first time competing in Ski Cross

One of the best times I’ve had with Cypress Ski Club has been Big White Ski Cross. It was a really fun time for me since I was able to do something that I had never tried before and it was surprisingly enjoyable.

The event was March 7-10, hosted by Big White Soi Clhb, and athletes U14, U16 and FIS were there. The days were long and tiring with the weather normally sunny or extremely foggy. Fortunately, it was not that cold and only made me shiver a few times.

It was really fun learning about ski cross tactics, like how to overtake others when going side by side, and the risks that I could encounter. Training and getting used to the course was really easy since there weren’t that many things to remember and it was mostly just going from one berm to another. Racing was also a joyful ride.

I fell on the day of qualifications and I was way behind the rest of the field. This meant that I would have to go against others that were much faster than me. On the first of two race days I made it through to the big finals and I was able to clinch onto third with a nice battle for second but had to back out later on in the course.

The second day I felt more confident. I was going to wear a red bib for most of the day since I had been one of the faster kids on day one. I made it all the way to the big finals but this time I had a very tough start and fell into fourth place. I was battling with third all the way to the bottom, but he always had the inside line and a huge advantage, and in the end he was able to fend me off. I had to settle with a placement of fourth. Kudos to the top three!

A huge thanks to my coaches for encouraging me and helping me with warm up and pep talks. It was really enjoyable experience and being able to get onto the podium was an extra treat.

Staying with the team was also a pleasure since we all got along really well. I hope I can do this again since it was really fun and I was able to make a lot of new friends.

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Cypress Ski Club Annual Raffle Fundraiser

The 2024 Raffle ended with $9100 jackpot! Thank you to all our ticket buyers and congratulations to our winner, Steven!

This is a 50/50 style draw. The winner will receive 50% of ticket sales up to a maximum of $20,000 in ticket sales.


  1. Players must reside in British Columbia or be in the province at time of purchase, be 19 years or older, and use a major credit card, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit.
  2. Tickets will be available online only and are sold at a rate of 1 for $10, 4 for $20, 20 for $50, 100 for $100.
  3. The draw will take place on April 6, 2024, at the Cypress Ski Club Cabin at 2:30 pm.
  4. The winner will receive 50% of ticket sales up to a maximum of $20,000.
  5. All ticket numbers will be emailed to ticket purchasers by the registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS) (Rafflebox).
  6. The winner will be determined by a random draw utilizing a registered Electronic Raffle Supplier (ERS) Random Number Generator (RNG).
  7. The winner will be contacted by phone and email. The winner has 90 days to claim their prize.
  8. Draw results will appear under the “Winners” tab found on the main raffle page.
  9. By playing you consent to having your name and winning numbers published.
  10. Sales are final. No refunds.

Cypress & Whistler team up to co-host U14 Teck Coast Zone races. 

It has been a very challenging year for the Coast Zone ski clubs. Low snowfall has meant many teams have been traveling away from their home mountains to find snow to train. As February approached Cypress Ski Club worried their club would be unable to host as planned on March 2-3. Fortunately, Whistler Mountain Ski Club graciously offered their training centre to Cypress Ski Club, and the last U14 Teck Coast Zone race could take place before the U14 Provincials at Red Mountain.  

Wouldn’t you know that days before the race the snow finally began to fall, delivering so much that race organizers faced a new challenge – buried b-nets. With the help of coaches, course crew workers, and a contingent of volunteers from Tyee Ski Club, safety netting was re-set and ready for all race runs. 

Nearly 130 athletes from Cypress, Whistler Mountain, Grouse Mountain Tyee, Mount Seymour, Sasquatch Mountain, and Mt. Washington ski clubs took part in the two-day event, featuring slalom on Saturday, March 2, and the GS on Sunday, March 3. Despite the falling snow, athletes were in high spirits and were excited to put their skills to the test. The courses held up pretty well considering the challenging mornings and all events were a success.

We’d like to recognize the top 10 finishers from CSC:

Mens Slalom
– 1st place – NA, Aaron
– 3rd place – ROSELL, Derek
– 9th place, CAMPBELL, Max

Womens Slalom
– 4th place, SALARI, Inaya

Mens GS
– 4th place, NA, Aaron
– 6th place, CAI, Jayden
– 10th place, LEE, Leo

Full Results

“The Coast Zone proved itself to be a champion ski community this weekend. So many volunteers, including alumni, came together to ensure the athletes had the opportunity to compete and prepare for the remaining season.” 

Raul Anguita

Program Director, Cypress Ski Club

Cypress Ski Club would like to share its utmost appreciation to Whistler Mountain Ski Club. The races were only possible because of their guidance, patience, and generous offer to co-host. Cypress Ski Club and all the Coast Zone athletes are indebted to the parents, coaches, race organizers, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication over the weekend. The club would also like to thank its sponsors, especially Odlum Brown LimitedRoper Greyell LLP, Orr Development, and Cypress Mountain. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Roper Greyell LLP is an agile and creative firm, driven by people who are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation and strategic advice in all areas of workplace law. Founded in 2006,  it is one of the largest employment and labour law firms in Western Canada, with 40+ workplace lawyers serving clients in virtually every sector of the economy.

Odlum Brown Limited is an independent, BC-based, full-service investment firm providing disciplined investment advice and objective research with a singular focus on clients. Established in 1923, the firm offers a full range of investment products including equities, fixed income, mutual funds and GIC’s; and financial, retirement and estate planning through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited.