RSC racers compete at Nakiska NorAm

Revelstoke skiers attended the final Nor-Am Cup of the season, which was held at Nakiska, and raced slalom, GS and Super G

From left: Racer Emily Unterberger

From left: Racer Emily Unterberger

By Mary Clayton/Revelstoke Ski Club

The past week marked a very exciting step for the Revelstoke Ski Club’s FIS team members Emily Unterberger and Jamie Park. The two girls competed in their first NorAm Cup race — the highest level of competition before the World Cup.

Nor-Am races are where Canada’s aspiring ski stars get the chance to compete against other up-and-coming athletes from the US and around the world. Competitors include members of Canada’s national team, Olympians and skiers with World Cup experience. The top two overall competitors in each discipline win a World Cup spot for the following season in that event.

Revelstoke skiers attended the final Nor-Am Cup of the season, which was held at Nakiska, and raced slalom, GS and Super G.

“The training here in Revelstoke has been awesome so when we left for Nakiska. I was feeling great on my skis,” said Jamie Park. “The Nor-Am was a great way to gain experience racing against such talented skiers.”

Team-mate Emily Unterberger echoed the sentiment. “This past week has been filled with new experiences,” she said. “Although I didn’t ski my best, it was a great experience to compare myself to some of North America’s best girls.”

The next stop for the FIS team will be in Whistler at the end of the month for the National Championships and the finals of the Keurig Cup series. The skiers will be getting in lots of training at RMR to prepare for these last races of the season.

The club’s U14 skiers competed in the provincial championships over the past weekend, held at Sun Peaks Resort.  Head coach Ned Lazarevic reported the younger racers held their own against a deep field of nearly 100 racers in both the girls’ and boys’ categories. “Our kids all had higher bib numbers and soft snow meant they were racing in very tough conditions,” said Coach Lazarevic. “But despite that, they did well against older competitors.”

Jenna Knight and Colm Molder both had three top-15 finishes for their age categories in GS, and Colm went on to a top-10 finish for his age category in slalom.

The next race for the younger athletes will be the zone finals for U12, U14 and U16 skiers, which will be held here in Revelstoke on March 29–30. Come on out, enjoy the last few days of skiing on our home mountain and cheer on our Revelstoke racers!

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Half of the most expensive homes are on 2080 Mackenzie Crt, which is across the street from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2020

Combined, the properties are worth more than $35M

A map released by the BCCDC on Jan. 15 shows the number of new COVID-19 cases reported for each local health area between Jan. 3 and 9. (BCCDC Image)
Salmon Arm and Vernon see increase in new COVID cases, curve flattening elsewhere

The rate of new cases is levelling off in Kelowna, Penticton and Revelstoke.

Snowboarders at Revelstoke Mountain Resort heading for the gondola. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Updated: Another 16 COVID-19 cases for Revelstoke

The cases were identified between Jan. 3 and 9

Interior Health update. File photo.
86 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Interior Health

The new deaths are from Heritage Square, a long-term care facility in Vernon

A performance by Alex Cuba will be streaming live on Arts Revelstoke platforms on Feb. 12, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Fasano, submitted by Arts Revelstoke)
Arts Revelstoke hosting virtual performances and movies this season

REVY. Live and Movies in the Mountains is returning

Keith the curious kitten is seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 17 to 23

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, Pie Day and International Sweatpants Day are all coming up this week

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
‘Targeted’ shooting in Coquitlam leaves woman in hospital

The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries in what police believe to be a targeted shooting Saturday morning

The organizer of a Kelowna protest against COVID-19 restrictions was fined by the RCMP for the third time Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (File photo)
COVID-19: Organizer of Kelowna anti-restriction protest ticketed for third time

The individual’s latest ticket for $2,300 was handed out by RCMP at an anti-lockdown rally Saturday

Mount Boucherie Secondary School is one of three Kelowna schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to an update from the school district Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (File photo)
COVID-19 confirmed at 3 Kelowna schools

Interior Health has confirmed exposures at Mount Boucherie, Springvalley and South Rutland schools

Lake Country native Evan-Riley Brown is in the cast for the new film Journey To Royal: A WW II Rescue Mission to be released on video on demand and streaming services on Feb. 2. (Contributed)
Okanagan actor lands role in WW II movie

Evan-Riley Brown, from Lake Country, cast in production labelled as hybrid of a feature film and documentary called Journey To Royal: a WW II Rescue Mission.

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

JaHyung Lee, “Canada’s oldest senior” at 110 years old, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He lives at Amenida Seniors Community in Newton. (Submitted photo: Amenida Seniors Community)
More than 20 days have passed since the last case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Lakeside Manor. (File photo)
Salmon Arm retirement facility reopens social areas after COVID-19

More than 20 days have passed since last confirmed case at Lakeside Manor

A unique-looking deer has been visiting a Nanoose Bay property with its mother. (Frieda Van der Ree photo)
A deer with 3 ears? Unique animal routinely visits B.C. property

Experts say interesting look may be result of an injury rather than an odd birth defect

Most Read