Kootenay Cup this weekend in Rossland

This weekend, cross-country ski racers from all over will be coming to Rossland to participate in the Teck Kootenay Cup.

This weekend, cross-country ski racers from all over will be coming to Rossland to participate in the Teck Kootenay Cup.

The races are a part of the Zone 4 circuit and are divided over the Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, the classic sprint will see individual heats of races throughout the day in various categories.

Categories range from Atoms (7 and under) all the way up to Masters B (50 and up). Distances for the younger groups is 200m, while the longer sprints are 800m.

Sunday, the Free Technique Mass Start races are a crowd favorite, as large groups of racers begin at the same time.

These races have similar categories with a few extras, such as the Bunnies (any age) and Recreational, which is all ages and runs 5km.

The Junior  (18-19) category and up runs a 10km race, while under those ages only ski a  200m, 800m, 1.2km, 3 or 5 km race.

Races begin on both days at 10 a..m.

For more info go to the  Black Jack website at www.skiblackjack.ca, or contact chief of race Fiona Mackay at 362-7202.