It was a great weekend for the Mt. Washington Ski Club as they hosted the final race of the season, the Teck BC Coast Zone Finals.
It was attended by approximately 120 athletes from ski clubs all around the coastal mountains consisting of Whistler, Cypress, Seymour, Hemlock, Grouse and Manning Park. It was a very exciting weekend both for the crowds and the athletes.
Day 1 was a Dual Slalom knock out event. Athletes raced head-to-head on two courses then switched courses and raced again. The combined time winner of the two races moved onto the next round while the slower athletes were eliminated.
The top athletes raced 10 separate races over the day to get into the finals. The top results for the day came from the U16 boys, with a Mt. Washington podium sweep.
Cole Anderson of Campbell River received gold and teammates Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo took silver, Kole Harle of Campbell River earned bronze and Logan Frame of Campbell River was fourth.
In the U16 girls, Maja Nymann won gold, while in the U12 girls, Sylvi Nymann took bronz.
Day 2 was the slalom race. Once again, the Mt. Washington Ski Club hogged the podium.
In the U16 boys, Harle captured the gold, Anderson was second and Frame was third, resulting in a Campbell River sweep of the podium.
Similarly, in the best overall results, including the U18 racers, Clinton Wood took the gold, Harle earned silver and Cole Anderson was third – again, all from Campbell River.
It was a very exciting weekend and a great end to the season. The Mt. Washington Ski Club is looking forward to next season.