Teck Regional Snow Camp held at Panorama
The Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club hosted 37 athletes from Fernie, Golden, Kimberley and Invermere’s Toby Creek Nordic ski clubs.
With the skilled leadership of Graham McLean (Cross Country BC) and Ted Bigelow (Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club), the camp focused on athletes eight to 14 years-of-age (LTAD Learning to Train and Training to Train (1) stages of athlete development). Amongst the skating and classic technique refinement, athletes participated in numerous ski games with an emphasis on keeping skiing fun, encouraging team mates, making new friends, leadership and managing adversity.
The camp was a unique experience for athletes and coaches 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 cross country ski trails and world class vistas provided the athletes with an exclusive environment for technique development and competition preparation.
A huge thank you goes out the Panorama Mountain Resort team whose vision and determination provided an outstanding high altitude cross country ski success. Also, a big thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers, and athletes for making this first camp a success and to Teck Resources Ltd. for its support.
Cross Country BC (CCBC), the provincial sport governing body for cross country skiing in British Columbia, is a not- for-profit, club-based organization of more than 18,000 members. CCBC offers programs and services to support the continuous development of cross-country skiing for all ages and abilities, from introductory experiences to international excellence.
Teck Resources Limited is the title sponsor of CCBC’s Skier Development Program, thereby supporting excellence in sport and providing youth with experiences that will help them prepare for the future.
All photos by Cam Gillies