Shames to host BC Alpine race

Shames Mountain will be hosting the first-ever BC Alpine-sanctioned amateur ski cross race to be held in this province, Jan. 28 -29.

  • Sun Jan 15th, 2012 2:00pm
  • Sports

Shames Mountain will be hosting the first-ever BC Alpine-sanctioned amateur ski cross race to be held in this province, Jan. 28 -29.

Shames is working with the BC Alpine Ski Association to put on the race which  Rick McDaniel, an organizer

from Shames, said will be a bit of a test event.

“It’s going to be an exciting race,” he said.

Skiing in groups of four, racers will encounter four different types of terrain as they navigate the Southpaw run on Shames.

The race will be for youths age 11 – 17, who are club participants with BC Alpine.

“They are all coached athletes,” McDaniel explained.

McDaniel said the race will host skiers from all the over the northwest and possibly other areas of B.C.

Any interested members of the public are invited to come out and watch this first-ever race, in an event that McDaniel said is going to be a lot of fun.