Teck Kootenay Cup racing in Kimberley this weekend

Some great cross-country racing for all ages ahead at Kimberley Nordic Trails

Kimberley Nordic Racers had a very successful weekend in Salmon Arm at the Teck BC Cup on January 7th and 8th.  In the Juvenile category

Kimberley Nordic Racers had a very successful weekend in Salmon Arm at the Teck BC Cup on January 7th and 8th. In the Juvenile category

The Kimberley Nordic  Racers are off to another successful season and you have an opportunity to view some racing in person this weekend as the club hosts the Teck Kootenay Cup.

On January 13 through 15, hundred of skiers form all over B.C. and Alberta will compete in both skate and classic races, with age categories from Bunny to Jackrabbits to Masters.

This is the biggest event the Nordic Club hosts each year, though the plan is to host even bigger races if their expansion plans come to fruition.

Saturday is set for Skate Ski technique races, beginning with a 150 metre race for the Bunnies, up to 10 K for Masters and Open classes. Those races run from 11 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

On Sunday, Classic technique will be features from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These races will be up to 20 K in length.

For both days, the younger skiers start first.

Volunteers are always needed for events like this. If you have any spare time on your hands this weekend we are still looking for volunteers. Please contact Jeannie MacDonald, our Volunteer Coordinator, via email at jeanmacd439@gmail.com.

If you still want to get a ski in this weekend, all the trails are open during the races. Just check with the kiosk to see which trails are being used for races.

Come out and watch local skiers and the Kimberley Nordic Racers in action this weekend. Rising cross country star Molly Miller is racing in Salt Lake City this week, but is expected to be back for the weekend. The rest of the team is also posting good results so come out and cheer them on.