The Masters race in Kimberley this week

Race Committee looking for additional volunteers, call 250-432-5325

The Kimberley Alpine Resort has hosted some great ski racing this year, and will wind up the season by hosting the 2014 Canadian Alpine Masters Championships beginning Thursday, March 27 and running through the weekend.

The Masters concept is all about ‘sport for life’. The youngest racers this week are in their early 20s and the oldest, in their late 70s.

Masters racers love to ski and to challenge themselves to perform at the very best of their ability at each event.

Masters’ ski racing in Canada operates under the umbrella of Alpine Canada and all the provincial ski associations. A volunteer Masters’ committee comprised of representatives from each ski region lead the local and national efforts around Masters’ racing.

Masters’ ski racers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Some Master racers come out of the U18 programs; some have left the sport for a period of time and rejoined later in life; while some get involved in the racing side of the sport much later in life.

The Kimberley championships are expecting a large contingent of 77  competitors from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and BC, as well as 13 competitors from the northwest U.S.

Racing begins March 27 with two timed Super G (SG) runs, approx start time 10 a.m. There will be two more Super G races on Friday, again at 10 am. Saturday, March 29 features a GS (Giant Slalom) Race and March 30 a SL (Slalom) race.

If you would like to help out this week, contact Chief of Race Lloyd Steeves. E-Mail: lloydkim@telus.net  Phone: 250-432-5325