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Teck North Zone ski races this weekend at Purden

Teck North Zone ski races set for this weekend at Purden. Malcom Carmichael photo
Teck North Zone ski races set for this weekend at Purden. Malcom Carmichael photo

This Saturday and Sunday, young racers from throughout northern B.C. will be tearing up the slopes at Purden Ski Hill for the annual Teck North Zone race, hosted by the Prince George Ski Club. There are approximately 50 racers registered from ski clubs throughout the north including Prince George, Quesnel and Smithers.

Racers, young men and women ranging 10 to 16 years old, will compete in slalom and GS races over the course of the two-day competition. Results will be sent to media at the end of each day (confirmation of interest to received requested).

 “With about 50 kids coming from Smithers, Quesnel and Prince George for Purden’s TECK North Zone race, there’s a lot of organizing by our club’s volunteers to make this event a success each year,” said Eduard Hausot, President of the Prince George Ski Club. “What’s even more rewarding is seeing these kids from across the north strengthening their own peer networks at these events, as well as learning how to manage the mountain of personal responsibility that comes with being a young downhill racer.”

The Prince George Ski Club gratefully acknowledges title/series sponsor TECK, as well as its own season sponsors – Central Builders, RBC, Westcana Signs & Graphics and Royal LePage.

About the Prince George Ski Club

The Prince George Ski Club is a non-profit organization that provides exceptional alpine ski training in northern B.C.  We take pride in developing strong skiers and athletes through our specialized training programs, all while having fun.

The club’s aim is to provide high quality and affordable ski racing development programs for children five to 18, where each member can develop their skiing ability to their own highest potential in a fun and safe club environment.

About the North Zone

The BC Alpine Zone “North” consists of the following ski clubs: Lightening Creek (Troll Resort/Quesnel), Powder King (Powder King), Prince George (Prince George), Smithers Ski & Snowboard (Smithers) and Timberland (Mt. Timothy Area).

About BC Alpine

The objective of BC Alpine’s programs is to develop ski racers, to have fun through competition, to be of the highest quality, and to be adaptable as the young skiers’ progress through the system.

The primary aim of the BC programs and activities for young skier development is the progression of skiing skills. Competitions serve as a means of confirmation and objective measurement for the quality and level of training. Alpine skiing in BC is organized into categories which are modelled on the age classifications of the International Ski Federation (FIS).