The Mount Washington Ski Club will host the TECK Coast Zone Finals Ski Race for U12, U14, U16 and U18 on Whiskey Jack, just above the main lodge at Mount Washington, this weekend.
It will be the last racing event of the 2012/2013 winter season up at Mount Washington.
More than 100 competitors will travel from all Coastal Ski Clubs including Whistler/Blackcomb, Cypress, Grouse, Seymour, Hemlock and others to take part.
On Saturday Mount Washington holds a Dual Panel Slalom and all racers are guaranteed two runs (weather permitting).
This new event proves to be an exciting one and a new format for BC Alpine.
Two racers go head-to-head on separate, side-by-side courses that are set next to each other.
In this type of race, the course is often modified so there are jumps in the course, like in freestyle ski events.
The dual slalom is exciting as there is a winner after each run with two racers while in a traditional slalom race you have to wait until every racer has had their run to determine the winner.
The dual event is typically set up as an elimination event, where racers are paired up and the winner advances to the next round.
There are several rounds, depending upon the number of racers in the field, and the racer who advances to and wins the final round is the overall winner.
In this type of race the tension builds as the field narrows towards the final round.
On Sunday, there will be a two-run slalom race for U14 & above as well as two races for U12.
Come out, enjoy the sunshine, the last race of the season and watch some incredible youth sport in action.