Nordiq Canada Fundraiser Results

Thank-you to our amazing community of Nordic Skiers. With a sudden flurry over the last 10 days of the fundraiser, the Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club closed the campaign in 9th place Nationally and in 5th place Provincially. Funds raised locally were $7,995 and with the matching funds from Nordiq Canada a net benefit to our Club of $8,995. This is amazingly good news for our club, which will help us to leverage funding for expanding and improving our facilities and programs. We are extremely grateful for and excited by your support.

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Cataline Challenge Results

It was a great success!  Over the 48 hours, 48 laps of 7.4 km were recorded.  That is over 355 km skied over the sunny weekend.  Fastest time was Anika W. at 29 min 17 sec.  Lap times under 40 minutes were completed by Tim P, Glen D, Roy K, Bev R, Julianne T, and Nadia W.

Random draw prizes have been done and winners have been contacted.  A big thank you to Cycle Logic, Red Shreds, CCBC and Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club for donated prizes.

Thank you to all the skiers who participated in this event to wrap up a fun ski season.  And a huge thank you to the groomers who put down a great ski surface that lasted all weekend despite some challenging end-of-season weather conditions.

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Cataline Challenge : March 12-14, 2021

HOW MANY LOOPS CAN WE DO IN 48 HOURS?

Cataline Challenge : MARCH 12- 14th 6PM Friday night to 6PM Sunday night.

This is a 48 hour “race” where you can ski the course – Cataline full loop and Spur (a distance of 7.4km) – as many times as you like, in whichever style you prefer (skate or classic) and in whichever direction you prefer to do the loop. The goal is to see how many loops of the course we can complete as a community over the 48 hours – 6pm Friday March 12 to 6pm Sunday March 14.

Through the weekend please record each loop separately on the sheet at the sign in board. You may time yourself and record that as well as your name and contact number. You may enter anonymously but will only be eligible for prizes if you include a name and contact. There will be a random draw for prizes for all participants and bragging rights for the top time to complete the loop (honour system!!). All skiers welcome. Regular trail fees in effect.

**RANDOM DRAW PRIZES FOR PARTICIPANTS – EACH LOOP IS ONE ENTRY

**TRACK YOUR TIME – TOP TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

Click here for the Cataline Challenge poster

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Nordic Pulse Grooming App

If you want immediate updates to grooming status take a look at this new app that we have been invited to Beta test. The app is updated as groomers work, so take a look and plan your ski (see March 3/21 email)! The first date on the time stamp indicates the trail has been groomed and the second that is has been track set.

The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club is now seeking a sponsor for this app which will include a linked logo to the sponsors website. It is our hope that we can fine tune the app to our trails over the next few weeks and have it up and running for next season. Please send any feedback, questions or sponsorship interest to info@williamslakecrosscountryski.ca.

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Dog trails expanded!

We now have approximately 5 km of designated dog trails with a newly added section of good uphill and downhill.

Our dog trails are signed at the parking lot and new signage has been placed at the trail junctions.  You are welcome to bring up to two dogs per skier.  Information regarding skiing with your dog is posted at the parking lot and in our dog use policy.  Our second parking lot (enter main parking lot then connect to it by turning right) gives you direct access to the dog trails.

 

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New to Skiing and Need Help?

Covid-19 got you down? Want to get out and try cross country skiing? Don’t know where to start? Have no skis?

Have no fear, We are here! (and make it easy with 4 options)

Jan 11,18, 21 & Feb 1,8,15 2021 : 50+Beginner: 3 Classic Lessons
1:00 pm –1:45 pm; Cost $45/3 classes; Rental skis $5/class

 

Jan 16,23,30 & Feb 6,13, 20 : Adult Beginner Lessons

10:00am – 10:45am; Cost $45/3 classes; Rental skis $5/class

 

Meet outside the Warming Hut.  Instructor- Denise Skarra.  Class size is limited to 5.  Register early to secure a spot.

Contact / Registration: Denise at info@williamslakecrosscountryskiclub.ca

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2020 Kal Tire $100 coupon – winter / all-weather tires

Kal Tire is once again sponsoring the SDP program, and has given all club members a $100 coupon towards the purchase of winter / all-weather tires.  (Must be purchased & installed by September 30).  Find your coupon in the recent Cross Country BC magazine or online at crosscountrybc.ca Thanks, Kal Tire!

Click below to see full write-up from Cross Country BC.

Kal Tire sponsorship write up

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Teck BC Cup Championships Results

 

March 1-3, 2019 Teck BC Championships at Larch Hills in Salmon Arm:
Congratulations to our Bull Mountain Racers – and former Bull Mountain Racer – for great results!
Friday — classic mass start:  Nadia 4th…..Jessabelle 13th….Anika 2nd….Grace 11th
Saturday — interval start skate (free) technique:  Nadia 3rd…..Jessabelle 6th….Anika 2nd……Grace 15th
And…overall results from the Teck BC Cup series for 2018-2019:
  • Anika earned 1st place in the Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards in the Midget category (2006) girls xc skiing.
  • Nadia earned 2nd place in the Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards in the Bantam category (2008) girls xc skiing.
  • Cole Turner, who started out skiing with the WLCCSC but now trains in Kelowna with Telemark Nordic, won 1st place in the Junior Mens (1999-2000) Teck BC Cup series aggregate awards.

      

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Bull Mountain “Wranglers” at the Teck BC Midget Championships

Feb 16-17, 2019 Teck BC Midget Championships at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in Vernon:
Four of our Bull Mountain racers participated in the recent Teck BC Midget Championships, which is an annual event for kids ages 9-12.  There were three events:  2 km classic race; 300 m skate race; 1.5 km team relay race.  It’s a popular event, with 25-35 competitors in each boys and girls age group.  Anika came earned a silver in her classic race!  Jake, Anika, Nadia and Oi teamed up to make a Bull Mountain Wranglers relay team, and won tasty cookie medals, coming in first in their Unofficial Relay Team category.
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