Kimberley Alpine Team (KAT) held a ski race Jan 31 and Feb 1 with the support of Kimberley Alpine Resort and Teck.
Ten clubs and over 130 racers from Manitoba to Rossland competed in Giant Slalom (GS), and night slalom. KAT racers, several who had just started racing, were awarded for personal best and top ten.
The highlight of the event was the night slalom. Kimberley Alpine Resort provided great music, a laser light show and sled rides to the top of the course for the finalists. Athletes, coaches and parents raced the dual slalom course for a chance to race again and ultimately to win! Katie Clark, KAT racer and one of the night slalom winners has skied in both the Alberta and BC divisions. She said, “I have never had so much FUN! Racing head to head with my friends into a crowd with music and a light show WOW!”
KAT racers include:
Charlie Dupreez, Zoe Chore, Katie Clark, Bronwyn Damm, Emma Damm, Avery Blair, Nela Buchar, Winter Knudgaard, Brenna Olsen, Jasmine Brenton, Maren Jensen and Katrina Damnjanovic.
Patrick Besplug, Ethan Blair, Dayne Elliot, Jim Kerr, Brayden Pasula and Trent Walkley
KAT would like to thank Jon Blair and Naldhalie Cordiez for their vision, determination and hard work for making this event possible. In addition the club thanks to all the volunteers from all the clubs. Without them events like this wouldn’t happen.
Silent Auction and Fun Day February 14th
KAT will be holding a silent auction at Kimberley Alpine Resort February 14th. Please stop by and help support the ski club at the silent auction tables. Some of the items consist of Kimberley Alpine Resort Snow Shoe and Chocolate Fondue package thanks to Kimberley Alpine Resort, one night at Trickle Creek Lodge and two rounds golf thanks to Kimberley Alpine Resort plus accommodation and lift tickets in Revelstoke thanks to Sutton Place Hotel in Revelstoke and Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
Kimberley Alpine Resort has planned a host of fun activities at the hill the same day for skiers and non skiers. Some of the events include Winter Mayhem Rail Jam, live music, kid’s activities including a Scavenger Hunt at the base, Valentines photo area, and outdoor BBQ.
In other KAT news Katie Clark, Ethan Blair and Zoe Chore attended Big Whites’ Western Ski Cross Series. Due to weather the U16 racers, Ethan and Katie had only one race and both made to the semi finals. U18 racer Zoe Chore placed third and first.
Former KAT athlete, India Sherret is in Colorado after racing in the Orcieres Europa Cup Ski Cross circuit.
Complete racing results are available at BC Alpine – http://bcalpine.com/news/
For more information at Kimberley Alpine Team contact Jon Blair 250.423.9449 or media contact Jane Davies 250.421.8687