Ski club wins weekend race

THE SHAMES Mountain Ski Club finished in first at a regional team race in Smithers last weekend. Liam Buchanan was the third fastest overall athlete

THE SHAMES Mountain Ski Club finished in first at a regional team race in Smithers last weekend. Liam Buchanan was the third fastest overall athlete

THE SHAMES Mountain Ski Club finished in first place at a regional team race in Smithers on the weekend.

Liam Buchanan was the third fastest overall athlete, beating most racers in the category higher than his.

Children in the ski club start in the Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League between five to 11 years of age.

During this time, they are introduced to basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABC’s (agility, balance, coordination, strength /speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrain as possible and most of all have fun on skis.

Each year the children participate within their club or at a provincial level in team and individual competitions.

These events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while demonstrating the skills developed.

Bantam is more advanced than Alcan Nancy Greene but not quite Alpine Racing.

Children of this group are strong skiers aged nine to11, who are interested in continuing to improve their skiing with an increasing focus on racing.