Happy New Year! With a snow base of 449cm and clear skies, it looks like it’s going to be another great ski season of cross-country skiing at Mount Washington.
Look for news below about equipment rentals, opportunities, technique tips, and more!
Season equipment rentals
Attention all Rabbits and Masters renting equipment this season! This weekend, look for a table in the Raven Lodge where you can book your rentals for the season.
- Saturday, January 5 from 10am – 11:30am
- Sunday, January 6 from 11:30am – 1pm
This weekend, we are holding the Community Coaching (CC) Workshop (16 hrs). This program is directed at coaches working with children six to nine years of age (FUNdamentals stage of athlete development). CC certification is the second step in the NCCP progression.
Contact Doug firstname.lastname@example.org or Alix email@example.com for more information.
Our home first race of the season was a great success! Thank you to all of the race organizers and to the small army of volunteers who made it happen.
We would also like to thank Mount Washington Resort for their support and to extend our thanks to all of our sponsors Westview Ford, the Government of British Columbia, Ski Tak Hut, CIBC Wood Gundy, Dr Andrea Conradi, Thrifty Foods, Mount Washington, Investors Group, West Coast Expeditions, and Helly Hansen.
Congratulations to the winners and to all 84 racers! You have all acquired one point in the 2012-13 Strathcona Cup race series.
1. Team Morson Gledhill
2. Team Connor
3. Team Grant Damery
1. The Browns
2. Team Wasteneys
3. Stocking Stapffers
For detailed race results, check out this link.
Relay racers off to a blistering start! photo: Berend Henckel
Teck regional snow camp
This year, a record number of Vancouver Island nordic ski racers enjoyed four full days of activities at Mount Washington for the Christmas snow camp. The 58 participants worked hard on areas such as technique and perceived effort while performing drills on hills and in sharp corners.
The weather cooperated nicely, and the skiers completed their two sessions each day under mainly sunny skies and on a nearly 5-meter snow pack. For some of the young skiers, a highlight was watching themselves ski for the first time during the video analysis sessions. For most of the skiers, the race on the final day was the real pinnacle!
Thank you to Teck, CCBC, the coaches, and the volunteers who facilitated the camp. Good work everyone!
If you are interested in viewing excellent examples of proper ski technique, check out these videos of Canada’s top cross-country skiers demonstrating excellent form. Scroll down the webpage for more videos, and notice the button on the video player that allows you to change the speed of the video.
All club members, mark April 26 on your calendars for the end of the year club banquet! The evening will be filled with feasting, fun, games, and prizes–so don’t miss it. Look for more details as we get closer to the date.
Cross Country BC is accepting photo and article submissions for the 2013-2014 issue of “Ski Cross Country,” the annual BC ski community publication. If you have a story idea or take a special ski photo this season, look to the CCBC website for submission details.
The Mountain Centre, across from the Raven Lodge, offers a variety of amenities, such as Massage Therapy. Drop in and check out what they have to offer.