This two day event was successful with the help of the many volunteers and sponsors of the event. Participants aged from 4 to 74 took part. Most skiers were from Kimberkey and Fernie with some outside help from Missoula, Crowsnest Pass and Scotland! A total of 59 skiers participated in the first day in the free technique (skate) event. The event included a special speed trap on the 700 metre long Runt trail to test for the fastest female and male skiers. Sydney Wilson of Kimberley Nordic was the fastest woman on this climb and Mac Dressler from Fernie was the winner on the men side.
On the second day, the classic race had 48 participants. The weather was excellent with some fresh snow on Sunday morning. The volunteer grooming team did an awesome job on the trails after a week of poor and wet weather. Many more volunteers peppered the course with signage, set up the stadium area and handled the distribution of the hot drinks and the delicious food from Infinitea T-Bar and Boutique of Fernie. Many local skiers climbed on the podium as winners of a Teck medal or a shiny wooden medal. Photos of the weekend action to come shortly.
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Day 2: Classic Technique results
A fun event for skiers of all ages and abilities. You are invited to give it a try.
Again this year, the Fernie Nordic Society will host races during the weekend of January 5-6, 2019. These are the Teck Kootenay Cup #3 and #4 of the 2019 series and will take place at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre in Fernie BC. There will be two days of races, the second of four weekends of nordic ski races organized in the Kootenays region during the season.
The event is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Memberships to any club is not required to take part. Participants from local clubs under the CCBC organization earn points for their club toward the Kootenay Cup which will be awarded at the end of the season. Our club, the Fernie Nordic Society, has won the Cup in three previous seasons due to some great participation by our member skiers in all races.
The free ski (skate ski) technique is used on the first day and the classic technique on the second day. See more details of the races in the official Race Notice (click link to open) : race categories, schedule and suggested local accommodations.
PLEASE NOTE If you are from out of town, it is suggested that you book accommodations early.
The following hotel/motels are all located along highway 3 in Fernie. Most have an online reservation service as well:
Snow Valley Motel 1-877-696-7669 (3 nights minimum)
East Kootenay Motel 250-423-9266
Travelodge Three Sisters 250-423-4438
Fernie Stanford Resort 1-877-423-5600
Red Tree Lodge 250-423-4622
Fernie Super 8 250-423-6788
Park Place Lodge 1-888-381-7275
Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge 1-866-423-5566
Fernie RV Resort 1-844-343-2233
Blackstone Bed & Breakfast http://www.blackstonebandb.com/
Causeway Bay Hotel in Sparwood http://www.causewaybayhotels.ca/
Schedule of weekend
• Teck Kootenay Cup #3: offical start of races at 11 am on Saturday, Jan 5 at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre
• Teck Kootenay Cup #4 on the following day Saturday, Jan 6 starting at 10 am also at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Registration to the two-day event is done through the same page of the .ca website. Click Here to go to the registration page.
Registration Page at Zone4
Race Notice for the Teck Kootenay Cup 3&4 on January 5 & 6 2019
Location map of the Elk Valley Nordic Centre
Race Results 2018 Teck Kootenay Cup #1
Race Results 2018 Teck Kootenay Cup #2
Other Teck Kootenay Cup races 2018-2019
Teck Kootenay Cup #1 & 2 in Rossland on December 15&16, 2018
Teck Kootenay Cup #5 & 6 in Kimberley on January 12&13, 2019
Teck Kootenay Cup #7 & 8 in Nelson on February 23&24, 2019
Allan Phillips Fernie Alpine Resort