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Mar 06 |
Race Centre Blazes Trail At Fis Race

The first FIS race held on Blazes at the Grouse Mountain Race Centre was a resounding success.  Top level ski racers from across Canada and around the world converged on Grouse Mountain for two days of Slalom.   Home grown Grouse Mountain Tyee skiers performed stunningly in front of friends and family.


Kristina Natalenko (pictured here) took the overall weekend ladies title.  Frances MacDonald had a solid Silver on day two and Nicole Mah finished 4th on day one.


On the Men’s side Christian Callaghan had a great weekend on home snow with a fourth and fifth.


Getting a high level event to the race centre on Blazes was a vision shared by Grouse Mountain and the Tyee Ski Club.  It has taken countless volunteer hours, community financial support and the cooperation and participation of Grouse Mountain to bring the dream to reality.


Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club President Chris Pretty was beaming as he conveyed the experience enjoyed by visiting ski clubs.


“I heard from a lot of coaches from Western Canada and the States this weekend and some of the comments were that this is the best track in western Canada; it’s unreal; you guys have done a great job; the volunteers from Tyee are so nice and welcoming.”


The Race Centre has the potential to host even larger events in the future with plans to develop the slope further.  Now that Blazes is on the ski racing map we can expect an increase in requests to host events.  With the support of Grouse Mountain the Tyee Ski Club and their world class volunteers have the passion to pull off almost anything.


Here’s a link to the full weekend race results:

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