The Big White Ski Club is a non-profit organization that for over 70 years has provided world-class alpine ski training. We take pride in developing strong skiers and athletes through our specialized training programs, all while having fun. When you join the Big White Ski Club, you don't just become a member, you become a part of our ski family.
Our aim is to provide high-quality and affordable ski racing development programs for athletes 6 to 16+, where each member can develop their skiing ability to their own highest potential in a fun and safe club environment.
~ Developing Skiers for LIFE ~
The Big White Ski Club teams were divided in their locations last weekend, but still had top results!
While the U16 team was at a four-day TECK race at Sun Peaks Resort, the U14 and U12 teams attended the SPEED CAMP at Silver Star Mountain.
Sun Peaks had some weather challenges which caused them to make some last-minute changes to their schedule and format. The athletes pivoted with the adjustment and had some variable results. Most notably, Sacha Jirasek was TOP OF THE PODIUM, winning the Slalom race on Friday. Kale Oberlander also made the top ten with TWO 10th-place finishes on Saturday and Sunday in the GS races. Sacha also made 10th place on Saturday in GS.
Simultaneously, the U14 and U12 teams attended the SPEED CAMP at Silver Star. This was all these athletes' first time at a speed event as the event hasn't run since it was canceled in 2020. Lots of great results for Big White including a podium sweep for the U14 girls with 1-Alexandra Walker, 2-Mikalah Taylor, 3-Lea Blondin. As well, Hunter Kay placed 1st for the U14 boys and Marin Oberlander finished 1st for U12 girls! Andy placed 3rd place for U12 boys and there were many more top-10 finishes for the club!
The older athletes have a rest from traveling with local training this weekend at Big White. Meanwhile, the rest of the club is excited to host the Nancy Greene, Okanagan South Zone race at Big White Resort this Sunday for the youngest athletes in the club and the area.
There’s a saying that a smooth sea does not make a skilled sailor. Big White Ski Club certainly found it to be true this past weekend while racing at Apex for the Teck Okanagan Zone Race as foggy weather conditions made the racing tough. Sunday’s wind brought some excitement as treetops were dropping causing power outages and havoc around the resort. But there was plenty of snow and great racing to be had by the 48 (!) BWSC U12, U14, and U16 racers.
A big thanks to the Apex crew and volunteers who kept the course in great condition and made sure the racers from Apex, Big White, Vernon Ski Club, Sun Peaks, and Revelstoke had a chance to participate in the first race weekend of the season. It was a great start to the season for BWSC and motivation for the U16 who are headed to Sun Peaks next week and the U12 and U14 will be at Silverstar’s Speed Camp 27-29 January. There’s no doubt the racers will benefit from the perseverance they have shown so far this season.
Big White Ski Club hosts its first race on February 5th with the Nancy Greene Ski League Sporting Life South Okanagan Dual Slalom.
Where does a Big White ski racer keep their money? In the fog bank
Full Race Results at www.bcalpine.com/calendar
A Huge THANK YOU to our "Friends of the Club", the 2021 Ski Swap Sponsors