Sunridge Ski Team hosted the 2019 Sunridge Ski Cross Challenge which included races from both the FIS Ski Cross Series and Western Ski Cross Series presented by Alpine Canada Alpin and Alberta Alpine Ski Association. This 3-day race event was the first stop in the Western Ski Cross Series with athletes in categories U14, U16 Open & FIS with athletes training on Friday, January 11 followed by races on Jan. 13 & 14.
Training and time qualifications ran smoothly on Friday and mother nature was kind to all athletes, course crew, volunteers and spectators. Friday night Sunridge Ski Team hosted its annual River X Rush banquet at the Clarion Hotel in Sherwood Park. Canada Ski Cross Development team and Alberta Ski Cross team members participated in the bib presentation based on the successful qualifications earlier in the day.
Saturday’s race series saw anxious competitors and lined up spectators in high spirits to kick off the first race in the series. Athletes from both the FIS Series and Western Series training on course. Both Race 1 & 2 for the FIS series were run on Saturday as well as Race 1 in the Western Series.
Sunday’s Race 2 concluded with another fantastic blue bird weather with some amazing spectator entertainment.