The BC Ski team has been hard at work this week, training in Fernie for the upcoming season.
The team arrived on Sunday and will be leaving Monday. This morning they spent time at Fernie Secondary School track being put through their paces by Johnny Crichton, head coach of the BC Team.
The athletes, aged between 17 and 19, hail from Whistler Mountain Ski Club, Prince George Ski Team, Windermere Valley Ski Club, Revelstoke Ski Club, and two Fernie Ski Team skiers, Hallie McLachlan, 18, from Fernie and Patrick Carry, 18, from Calgary.
Hallie said she always looks forward to the Fernie dry land camp because it gives her a chance to show off the town she grew up in to her fellow teammates.
“This team gives us great opportunity to travel but I love being able to crash in my own bed after long workouts and training sessions,” she said. “Already this year we’ve been out to Oregon twice for on-snow training and did a lengthy stint in Whistler where I was able to improve upon a lot of personal bests in the gym including my first ever time cleaning a plate a side (total of about 135lbs) which was very exciting for me.
“Hopefully I can continue this improvement in this Fernie training block and use it to propel me to a Nor Am Speed podium and maybe even a spot for the world juniors!”