The Chatelech Ski Team had strong results in back-to-back weeks of racing at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain in the run-up to the provincial qualifier this weekend.
On Jan. 26, the team had their fourth race of the season. Evelyn Klassen, through new gear and difficult conditions, managed a strong second-place finish. Quillan Lightfoot placed in the top 10 and Levi Mural was disqualified on a tough course.
Nolan McKenna placed a fantastic sixth and Jack Campbell got a strong 15th-place finish. Paige Doyle sadly slid out during her runs and got disqualified. Paige Franken gained first place, which is her first win through her entire time racing.
The following weekend proved a difficult one for the racers. The course was icy and covered in a layer of sticky snow that slowed everyone down. Even then, there were still some great results.
Evelyn Klassen was just short of a first place finish in Girls Snowboarding but is still ecstatic about second place. In Boys Snowboarding, Quillan Lightfoot, Levi Mural, and Erik Krutsky gained eighth, 10th, and 12th place in a difficult competition. Samuel Robinson was disqualified.
Paige Doyle placed a respectable fourth and Paige Franken earned second in the Girls Skiing class. The boy skiers – Nolan Mckenna, Alex Piepjohn, and Marley Mural – placed from 13th to 15th in the largest group of the competition.
The team faces their final season challenge on Feb. 7, this race being the Provincial qualifier. Good luck, Team Chatelech.