Red Mountain Racers starting season

The snow is falling, Red Mountain Resort is open, and the Red Mountain Racers Nancy Greene Ski League is gearing up for a fun ski season.

Red Mountain Racers clear bushes at Red Resort in November.

The snow is falling, Red Mountain Resort is open, and the Red Mountain Racers Nancy Greene Ski League is gearing up for a fun ski season.

The Nancy Greene Ski League is offering a three day mini-camp over the Christmas holidays for children participating in the program in the new year.

“There is still time to register for NGSL,” said Phil Patterson, head coach, “The NGSL mini camp is an Invite-A-Friend event. It’s a great opportunity to see what NGSL is all about and, for those on the fence, an opportunity to give it a try before signing up.”

The Nancy Greene Ski League mini camp will be held Dec. 27-29.

For more information, please see RedMountainRacers.com.

Registered Nancy Greene athletes are welcomed, and encouraged to, bring a friend to this low-pressure, high-fun camp.

For information or to register, please go to the website, or email ngsl@redmountainracers.com.

Starting in November, volunteers with Red Mountain Racers took time out of their busy schedules to do some brushing on the T-Bar line while others worked at renovating the timing shacks and storage container.

“We aren’t finished, but we have certainly made some valuable progress.” says Yuro Ihns, the newly minted president of RMR.

With the generous support of area businesses – Junior Hamm Carpentry, Home Hardware in Trail, and Al Walker, of Monashee Electric – much needed renovations have been started.

Red Mountain Racer alumni have also been carving new paths.

Sasha Zaitsoff has been selected to the National Team for the second straight year and just placed fourth at a NorAm event at Panorama where he was only 0.07 seconds off the                                           podium.

Kali Butler and Stephen Fry, both FIS racers training at Panorama again this year, had the opportunity to train on the World Cup course at Lake Louise. Both were selected to forerun the Ladies event.

You can see Stephen’s runs on the video page of the Red Mountain Racer’s website, redmountainracers.com.

A reminder to all Red Mountain Racers, including Nancy Greene Ski League athletes, all participants are required to wear hard-eared helmets for training as well as racing.

Butch Boutry’s Ski Shop has an excellent selection of hard-eared helmets in all price ranges and all sizes, and Powderhound also has a selection of hard-eared helmets for youth at great prices as well.

It is shaping up to be an exciting year at Red Mountain Resort and for Red Mountain Racers.

Keep your eyes on our website for events, races, and opportunities to volunteer.