News and Announcements
Teck Okanagan Zone Finals Recap
The Revelstoke Ski Club was excited to welcome back the Teck Okanagan Zone Finals after four years, on April 2nd and 3rd. There was a great showing from visiting clubs, with 143 athletes from Alpine Yukon, Apex, Big White, Revelstoke, Sun Peaks, and Vernon. For this spring race, the athletes saw it all on the course this weekend: sun, snow, and wind, and even a whiteout where you couldn’t see two gates in front of you. The snow held off though for the hard-working course workers, with only a few new centimeters on Saturday and Sunday. For anyone who stayed over until Monday, they would be treated with 19 cms of snow on the hill!
On Friday, clubs started to arrive for training and free skiing, and then the event kicked off on Saturday with a two-run combined GS for the U14 – U19s, and two one-run GS races for the U12s. A highlight was our celebrity forerunner, Olympic Ski Cross racer Reece Howden! He’s an alum from the Okanagan zone and Apex Ski Club, and has come a long way since his last zone finals races! It ended up being a very long day for everyone, with one last athlete having to have the lift turned back on for him so he could make it to his re-run.
The plan changed up for Sunday aiming for a shorter day, and we succeeded! On Sunday we held the U14 – U19 first run, then the U12 paneled slalom and stubby slalom back-to-back, finishing with the second run for the U14-U19s. Everyone worked together for a super-smooth tear-down effort!
It was nice with restrictions lifted to be able to hold awards at the end of the day Sunday, with all the clubs together to celebrate some fast skiing and a great season!
Ava Dye from Sun Peaks and Egan Kelly from Revelstoke were both four for four, winning each of their U12 races. Kael Oberlander from Big White won both races in the female U16 category, as did Morgan Ring from Sun Peaks and Braden Blankley from Vernon in U14. Douglas Hunter from Sun Peaks won the GS for U16 males and Sacha Jirasek from Big White won the slalom. The full results are available on the BC Alpine Calendar.
We want to say a big thank you to Revelstoke Mountain Resort for hosting the event, all the visiting teams, coaches and parents, and to all the hard-working volunteers who made it all possible!
Check out the awesome photos by Jessica Amelia Photography!
Okanagan Zone Finals April 2 & 3
Revelstoke Ski Club is excited to welcome back the Teck Okanagan Zone Finals to be held April 2nd & 3rd. This race will welcome clubs from the Okanagan for U12, U14 and U16 race athletes. This is one of the biggest races of the season for our athletes and club so there will be lots of opportunities for members to get involved in this fun race event!
Keep your eye out on the Volunteer sign up page for opportunities which will be posted closer to the event.
The Gnome Cup January 30th
We are excited to be hosting the Nancy Greene Ski League Race for the North Okanagan zone on Sunday, January 30th.
This race is for skiers born 2010 and later (so all Carvers, U10 Extended and U12 Race athletes; also open to any U12 Senders who are interested!)
For kids this is a fun race to get some timed runs in the gates and a first race for some! Sun Peaks Alpine Club, Vernon, Kicking Horse, Summit Lake and Harper Mountain Ski Clubs have all been invited to join us on this race day.
For parents this is a fun race to get involved with no with ski racing experience necessary!! There are lots of on-hill and off-hill areas to get involved and we need as many parents as possible to make this race a success!! Click here to sign up https://revelstoke.ivolunteer.com/
Snowflake Wine Fest Online Auction - Nov. 19 - Dec. 5
Snowflake Wine Fest Online Auction November 19 – December 5, 2021
The Revelstoke Ski Club will be hosting its second annual online auction for the Snowflake Wine Festival’s 13th year. We eagerly anticipate returning to our in-person event for 2022.
November 19th to December 5th at 9:00pm check out the online auction for many of your favourites including wine, gear, experiences plus much more at the Snowflake Wine Fest Online Auction Page
Ski Swap is back on! Nov 13
We are excited to share that the Revelstoke Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap will be back on this year after a hiatus in 2020.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Please note: proof of full vaccination required for all attendees 12+; masks required for all 5+.
Sale Hours: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Consignment drop-off: 8:30am – 11:30am
Consignment fee: $2/item +20% commission – all proceeds go toward the Revelstoke Ski Club’s youth ski programs!
Please decide on the pricing for your items before drop-off, to help us keep things flowing.
We will be using the South entrance this year (same as winter market) – please park on the river side of the rec centre.
Cash preferred; credit accepted (with fee)
Please be patient – this is a completely volunteer-run event! Thank you!