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Fernie skiers prominent in B.C. Alpine Ski Team selections

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Women's B.C. Ski Team at Nakiska, (left to right back row - Gregor Druzina, Sarah Elliot, Sarah Freeman, Aaron Speden; front row - Charley Field, Emma King, Hallie MacLachlan; missing Stephanie Gartner, Alix Wells)
— image credit: Photo courtesy of BC Alpine Ski Association

The B.C. Alpine Ski Team was announced recently, and includes a mix of rookies and veterans, and skiers from Fernie Alpine Resort were prominent in the selections.

There are six Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST) members on the team this year, matching the number from Whistler.

On the women's team, Sarah Freeman, Stephanie Gartner and Haillie MacLachlan are all representing Fernie, joined by Sarah Elliot (Big White), Alix Wells (Prince George), and Charley Field and Emma King, from Whistler.

On the men's team, Tyler Werry, who is also a member of the prospect group, will be representing Fernie alongside Roger and Patric Carry. They are joined by Whistler’s Ford Swette, Broderick Thompson, Brodie Seger and Blake Ramsden, and Windermere's Martin Grasic and Dominic Unterberger of the Revelstoke Ski Club.

"I am extremely excited about this year's BC Ski Team," said head coach Brandon Dyksterhouse. "We've had great leadership from our veterans Tyler Werry and Ford Swette, and our youngsters are showing real promise as well. Our four 17-year-olds (Patric Carry, Martin Grasic, Blake Ramsden and Brodie Seger) were all podium athletes at J1 Nationals last season and are well prepared to cut their teeth on the NorAm circuit."

The team will race on the NorAm Cup circuit, as well as FIS races and nationals.

 

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