This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s March 2023 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:
Story submitted by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club.
Over the snowy weekend of February 18 and 19, 2023, the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club welcomed 400 skiers from across the province for the Teck BC Cup race. The skiers battled constant snowfall that made conditions a challenge for waxing and trail conditions.
BC Cup races are part of the Nordic club’s regular season of racing. There are three BC Cup events a year, and Teck was the title sponsor for this event. Participant ages range from four to 100 at these races, and they usually garner the most attendants out of any other cross-country races in B.C.
The event was a huge success, thanks to the over sixty local Revelstoke Nordic club volunteers and the club’s sponsors: Teck Resources, Flowt Bikes and Skis, Grizzly Auto, Mountain Goodness, Mount Begbie Brewery, Save on Foods, See Revelstoke, Skookum Bikes and Skis, Stoke Hotel, Woolsey Creek Bistro, and Cross-Country BC.
“As new parents to the Nordic race scene, we really enjoyed being part of the Teck BC Cup race. My sons, Rowan and Finn, equally enjoyed participating in races, playing in the snow, and meeting new friends from around the province. The Nordic community was incredibly welcoming and supportive, with a strong emphasis on fun and participation. The racers, from ages 5 to 85, were equally celebrated. We look forward to more events in the future!” noted RNSC parent Jen Wild.
The next race for RNSC racers Alexandra Luxmoore, Maeve MacLeod, and Ruby Serrouya is the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island, being held at the end of February, and for many others in our ski community, it is the BC Championships at Telemark Nordic in Kelowna, at the beginning of March. Additionally, Revelstoke Nordic will send ten skiers to the National Championships in early March in Thunder Bay, Ontario.