There is no doubt Rosslanders pride themselves on their prowess on the snowy slopes.
With abundant access to groomed slopes, manicured cross country skiing trails, and endless backcountry bliss, there is ample opportunity for locals to hone the craft of their sport—and plenty of people to help them gain an edge.
It is a given people of the Golden City are adept on the snow, and can stand amongst some of the best in the country.
But it is still an accomplishment worth mentioning when nine young athletes and two coaches are named to the regional team to represent the Kootenays at the B.C. Winter Games.
Not only does it show the development of the sports of alpine and cross country skiing in the city are still strong, but it gives a nod to the dedication of the parents, coaches and athletes that continue to filter through the Red Mountain Racers and Black Jack Ski Club programs.
A tip of the toque to a job well done. Good luck in the Games.