Jaffray snowboarder makes the provincial cut

A young Jaffray shredder has been named to the provincial snowboard cross team.

  • Aug. 23, 2012 4:00 p.m.
Katie Anderson (right) has been named to the BC Snowboard cross team.

Katie Anderson (right) has been named to the BC Snowboard cross team.

A young Jaffray shredder has been named to the provincial snowboard cross team.

Racing in Valle Nevado, Chile last week Katie Anderson was named to the BC Snowboard Cross team this spring and placed third in the South American Cup race.

“Katie was a good skier when she was five years old and could ski the entire mountain,” said mom, Anne.

“When Jaffray school brought the grade one class to Fernie for lessons they were only allowed to go on the Mighty Moose so Katie took snowboard lessons instead of skiing on the lower run and she has never looked back!”

Katie started to race in grade 9. Her coach at the time, Danielle Gibson said, “She doesn’t look fast but she really is.”

The past two years Katie has won the BC high school provincials. This past year she competed with the BC development team and qualified eighth in the Canadian Nationals and finished 11th.