Is it about the cupcakes” or the “ski racing? That was the question the club racers from Sun Peaks, Harper, Big White, Silver Star and Apex had on their minds. The Mt. Baldy Alpine Club kids had the answer.
On March 2nd and 3rd the Mt. Baldy Alpine Club hosted the Okanagan Nancy Greene Ski League Zone Finals at Baldy Mountain Resort. 144 racers in the U6, U8, U10 and U12 categories competed, AND enjoyed delicious cup cakes at the end of the each day!
The first day started off under blue skies in the AM on the Tennings race course, and then the snow came down just in time for the 2nd run. Big flakes accumulated overnight to 23 cm, and we all woke up to a beautiful Baldy bluebird Sunday. The smiles on the parents' faces said it all after their first powder run at Baldy, while the course workers prepared for a 10 AM start. The races could not have gone more smoothly, with 77 racers finished in under a hour, giving everyone more time to ski powder. The 2nd run started on time at 1 PM and was also completed in less than an hour. That meant more powder skiing for all, because at Baldy there's enough powder for everyone.
It was a fantastic two days of racing, and yes, the cupcakes were devoured and appreciated by every racer, course worker and parent. At the awards ceremony I asked a young racer who was on the podium (and still finishing his cupcake), "so what was the best part of your day, racing or cupcakes?". He just smiled and kept chewing on the cupcake, that was my answer!
Big THANK YOU to all our sponsors: Baldy Mountain Resort, OKAPED, Fresh Air Experience, Stay Tuned Sports, Delicious Japanese Bistro, Highland Logging Ltd., Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, Falcon Equipment and Tom Zeeman.
~ Report submitted by Paul Rauhala, MBAC President
Thanks also to Sandra Smith and Andrew Zwicker for all the great photos - enjoy them HERE