Macpherson Nordic to host B.C.’s best at weekend Teck race

The Mount Macpherson trails will be full of racers from B.C. and beyond competing in both classic and skate races as a part of the Teck BC Cup race series.

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Kate Granstrom (286) and Beth Granstrom (288) race at the Western Canadian Championship in Canmore last weekend. The pair will be on fire this coming weekend and hope to take advantage of home trail advantage. Photo: Sarah Newton/Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club will be hosting some of the best cross country skiers in the province this weekend for the Teck BC Cup second race.
The Mount Macpherson trails will be full of racers from B.C. and beyond competing in both classic and skate races on Jan. 24 and 25.
The club is reminding both cross country skiers and those accessing the Macpherson Fingers for ski touring that the parking lot will be full, so consider using a special shuttle.
Here’s a preview from Sarah Newton of the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club:
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club will be descended upon by hoards of hardworking, rosy-cheeked, and talented cross country ski racers this weekend. Be sure to take the shuttle out this weekend to see the best best skate and classic skiers in the province in the Teck BC Cup #2. Grab a free bus ride at the Big Eddy Fuel parking lot at 723 Highway 23 South.
Revelstoke Nordic’s state-of-the-art timing system, immaculately groomed trails, and its reputation for putting on the best races in the province will draw large numbers of skiers from across the province, and this year from far flung Australia.
That’s right, the Aussie invasion at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is not an isolated event; the Australian National Ski Team is training and racing in western Canada this winter.
Teck BC Cup skiers will do a variety of distances in the classic technique on Saturday, with interval starts beginning at 11 a.m. The next day on Sunday the skate technique is a mass start at 10 a.m.
Mass start events are always exciting as dozens of poles and skis flailing in close proximity means courage is a necessary ingredient for success.
Follow this link for a Facebook gallery of local athletes at events this season.
Please note that backcountry access to the Fingers will be problematic. The Macpherson parking lot will be full, so backcountry skiers will also need to take the free shuttle.

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