Rossland’s BlackJack tops Teck Kootenay Cup
A record 125 skiers from throughout the region flocked to the Nelson Nordic Ski Club to compete in the final Teck Kootenay Cup Crosscountry Ski race of the season Sunday at the Apex Trails south of Nelson.
Rossland’s BlackJack team came away with the aggregate championship in the Teck Kootenay Cup Series, edging out Castlegar, Fernie, Hills and Nelson for the overall crown.
The race, with competitors between the ages of four and 60 years, was a free style mass start design so we had lots of competitors across the start line.
The Younger age categories had some stiff competition with some close finishes.
The Masters Men’s category had the most competitors and lots of fun around the course.
The Teck Kootenay Cup series started in December with two races hosted at the Blackjack Ski Trails.
The scene shifted to Kimberley for races three and four before the final event Sunday at Nelson Nordic Ski Trails.