Sunridge Ski Team hosted the 2018 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 U12, U14, U16 Open & FIS with athletes training on Friday, January 12 followed by races on Jan. 13 & 14.
December 9-10 saw our U12 PACE and U14-19 racers take to the slopes of Marmot Basin for some hardcore race training. Athletes trained on the challenging practice course set by their coaches on Upper Dromedary and Porteous Way
What a great start to the 17/16 season! Athletes were ready to start working hard and so were their parents as we offered a parent information session in our brand new clubhouse.
With early snow in the mountains our athletes headed out for an early full club camp at Sunshine Village to get some early training in. A great time was had by all and this early training means a great start for Sunridge racers!
This year's Smile for Cam Race was a great success with almost 200 Nancy Greene racers taking part in the two run Kinder Kombi event. Warm conditions were a welcome change from recent races and made racing and spectating that much more enjoyable.
Sunridge athletes made a strong showing in both races with 33 top ten finishes and 3 podiums for the club!
For Full Results click the appropriate link below.
Sherwood Park News Article
January 6-8 2017
This year's SkiCross Challenge is now in the books and will be long remembered by all the athletes, families, fans and volunteers that took part. As the first ever FIS NorAm Cup and Western Ski Cross races in the Edmonton area the SkiCross Challenge brought a new level of competition to the city and our track in this exciting three day event.
Multiple Media outlets were on hand to see all the action, interview athletes and share the exciting discipline of SkiCross with the public.
CBC.ca Coverage January 8 2017
CTV News Coverage (News Article, Evening News January 8 2017)
Sherwood Park News Coverage December 30 2016 , January 12 2017
The entire event was very rewarding for our athletes who were able to see world class athletes race their home track. Inspecting, training and attending a race with these high caliber athletes from across North America and beyond has been an invaluable experience which reinforced their love of Ski Cross racing. To see why our racers love Ski Cross Check out the video below!