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Posted: January 4, 2020

Locals take part in Teck Kootenay Cup Races

The Teck Kootenay Cup Races #1 and #2 took place on December 28 and 29, at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, and were a great success! There was a great turnout, with 105 skiers competing in one or both of the events on Saturday and Sunday.

There were teams from across the Kootenays (Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Golden, Nelson, Rossland, and Slocan Valley) as well as Vernon, Kelowna and south of the border (Sandpoint, Idaho and Spokane, Wash.).

The trails were in good shape despite the low snowpack and rain the previous week, thanks to the grooming crew and volunteers.

Saturday races were individual classic with racers starting 15 seconds apart with tough waxing conditions. This race was used to select the zone 1 team for the 2020 BC Winter Games (Boys and Girls born in 2005 and 2006).

Sundays skate races were also individual start due to trail conditions in the stadium area.

A big thanks to the 40 volunteers who kept things running smoothly. As well, to the many club members for home baking and the hot soups for the racers and volunteers. A huge Thank You to all the people who made this a great weekend!

The Teck Kootenay Cup is a series of races in the East and West Kootenay.

Follow the team results on the Cross Country BC website.

The Teck Kootenay Cup #3 and 4 will be hosted by the Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club in Invermere on Jan 25 and 26, 2020.

A big thank you to Teck Resources Limited for sponsoring this amazing event!

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Cross Country BC

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