British Columbia Ladies Ski Team trains in Fernie

The athletes of the BC Ski Team were once again in Fernie this week in preparation for the winter competitions.

The athletes of the BC Ski Team were once again in Fernie this week working on strength and conditioning in preparation for the winter competitions.

The ladies ski team have spent the week mountain biking, hiking, and working out at the gym, as well as spending an afternoon at Tie Lake. Andrew Lambert, the head conditioning coach, has returned to Fernie for 10 straight years and said, “Fernie welcomes our team each and every year. The venues and trails are the best in British Columbia. The young ladies are exhausted at the end of training.”

Nearly every ski athlete on the World Cup circuit, on all provincial teams have trained and mountain biked in Fernie in the last 10 years. Three members of local Fernie Alpine Ski Team are with the eight member provincial team; Hallie MacLachlan, Sarah Freeman and Stephanie Gartner.