The Fernie Nordic Society has won the Kootenay Cup for the fourth time in five years. Submitted

The Fernie Nordic Society has won the Kootenay Cup for the fourth time in five years. Submitted

Fernie nordic skiers claim Kootenay Cup

Fernie Nordic Society wins regional tournament for the fourth time in five years

The Fernie Nordic Racers, representing the Fernie Nordic Society, have claimed the Kootenay Cup for the fourth time in five years.

Since September, racers aged 9-16 have been training for the regional tournament, which took them to Rossland, Kimberley and Nelson, as well as two home races in Fernie.

The last of eight races was held in Nelson on February 24 during which Fernie scored enough accumulated points to take the victory.

“It’s good, it really shows the dedication of the kids and the parents,” said head coach Jeff Williams.

“That’s the big thing – the parents driving their kids all over the Kootenays for these races and spending the money to stay in hotels.”