Ethan Gunn raced down Top Gun during the SCOTT downhill race at Fernie Alpine Resort, last Thursday. Gunn finished with a time of 3:39.0. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

SCOTT downhill races return for the summer

Sixty-two competitors raced down Top Gun and tested out a new trail section, Lizard Lane, during last Thursday’s SCOTT downhill race at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Ryan Cowie came in first overall with a time of 3:03.3, five seconds ahead of second place, Derek Bird, who won the Masters Men (40+) category with a time of 3:08.6.

Nate Hebert took third just 0.1 seconds behind Bird with a time of 3:08.7.

These races take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. sharp, and are open to ages eight and older.

To see how everyone did last Thursday, visit


Kurtis Ellis (Master Male) finished Top Gun with a time of 3:20.0. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

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