Revelstoke’s Melanie Bernier finished ninth in the individual race and 12th in the vertical race at her first Ski Mountaineering World Cup race of the season in Italy last weekend.
Andrew McNab got off to a bad start for his season, finishing near the bottom of both races at Ahrntal, in the Italian Alps.
In the individual race, Bernier’s time of 2:08:44.1 was nearly 16 minutes back of the winner, Laetitia Roux of France. In the vertical race she was 5:30 back of the winner Roux.
The individual race includes several climbs and descents on skis; the vertical is a straight up and down race.
The next World Cup race is in Les Marecottes-Salvan in Switzerland on Jan. 25.