Melanie Bernier races uphill on her way to a 15th place finish in the vertical race at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Claut

Onwards and upwards

Melanie Bernier races uphill on her way to a 15th place finish in the vertical race at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Claut, Italy, last month. The Revelstoke resident also finished fifth in the sprint and 10th in the individual race – two of the best results every by a Canadian at the world championships. She and fellow Revelstoke resident Julie Matteau placed 9th in the team race. Matteau wound up 23rd in the vertical, 26th in the sprint and 24th in the individual race. On the men’s side, Revelstokian Andrew McNab finished 31st in the sprint,  36th in the individual, 41st in the vertical and, along with Reiner Thoni, 16th in the team race. He was also on the 11th place relay team.

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