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Posted: December 6, 2019

A unique experience for athletes and coaches

The Teck Regional Snow Camp took place on November 22 to 24 at Panorama Mountain Resort. The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club hosted 53 athletes from Fernie, Golden, Kimberly and Invermere.

With the skilled leadership of Graham Maclean and Ted Bigelow, the camp focused on athletes nine to 14 years of age in the Long- Term Athlete Development Learning to Train stages of development.

New this year, the camp included a master’s program which was integrated into the camp session, truly a sport for life. Amongst the skating and classic technique refinement, athletes participated in numerous ski games with an emphasis on keeping skiing fun, encouraging teammates, making new friends, leadership and managing adversity.

The camp was a unique experience for athletes and coaches alike who were shuttled up and down the ski lifts to the 2,450m (8,038 ft) summit of Panorama. Perfectly groomed skate and classic tracks met the athletes that travelled along outback ridge to the “Monster” Plateau teaching grid and trails.

The Nordic trails and world class vistas provided the athletes with an exclusive environment for technique development and competition preparation.

A huge thank you goes out to the Panorama Mountain Resort team whose vision and determination provided an outstanding high-altitude Nordic ski success. Also, a big thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers, and athletes for making this third camp a success and to our sponsor Teck Resources Limited for their continuous support.

Photos by Cam Gillies; submitted by Cross Country BC

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