A FAST weekend of skiing

Fernie Alpine Ski Team hosted the B.C. provincial TECK zone ski cross and slalom races on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12.

Fernie Alpine Ski Team hosted the B.C. provincial TECK zone ski cross and slalom races on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12.

Saturday saw the first official BC Alpine sanctioned ski-cross race at Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR).

Together with FAR, Rod Timm created an exciting and challenging course for the racers. Teams from Fernie, Whitewater, Red Mountain, Kimberley, Windermere and as far away as the Yukon attended, approximately 80 kids in all, ages nine to 13.  Team Canada member and ski-cross Olympian Danielle Poleschuk was on hand to support the kids and present awards.

The kids took part in multiple races progressing along a ladder system. There were thrills and spills as they raced down the course in groups of four.

Sunday it was over to Emily’s Run (Spruce) for three single slalom races. Weather and conditions were perfect for racing.  The music was playing, volunteers were served smokies by barbecue chefs, Shirley Timm and Tom Crockett. A lot of fun was had by all in a fantastic weekend of racing.



Saturday results


K1 girls

1st – Catherine Carruthers

2nd – Alexandra Carruthers

3rd – Nicole Foster

4th – Cassie Zumwalt


K1 Boys

1st – Ryan Finley

2nd – Jamie Casselman

3rd – Ethan Blair

4th – Luke MacDonald


E2 girls

1st – Elly Foster

2nd – Charlize Street

3rd – Shan Oben

4th – Ella Saunders


E2 Boys

1st – Charlie Hawes

2nd – Dylan Timm

3rd – Kristof Panke

4th – Heiko Ihns



Sunday results


K1 Boys slalom race 1 – 1st – Ryan Finley, 2nd Jamie Casselman, 3rd Luke MacDonald

K1 Boys slalom race 2 – 1st – Will Novak, 2nd Luke MacDonald, 3rd Ryan Finley

K1 Boys slalom race 3 – 1st Ryan Finley, 2nd Jamie Casselman, 3rd Luke MacDonald


K1 Girls slalom race 1 – 1st – Jane Andison, 2nd – Rylee Forsyth, 3rd – Nicole Foster

K1 Girls slalom race 2 – 1st – Jane Anidson, 2nd – Nicole Foster, 3rd – Allison Carry

K1 Girls slalom race 3 – 1st – Jane Andison, 2nd – Andrea Lockhart, 3rd Nicole Foster

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