Evan Taylor

Black Jack Ski Club woes and wins

Black Jack Ski Club classes have started and the race team did well at Haywood NorAm Opener in Canmore.

The cross country ski season has kicked off and children aged four to 14 at Black Jack Ski Club started classes on Sunday afternoon.

The bunnies (ages four to five), jackrabbits (ages six to 12) and track attack team (ages 10 to 14) were meant to start their classes at the Black Jack trailhead on Sunday, but the snow was too soft to be groomed, so they had to move to the biathlon.

Classes were then cancelled for Tuesday because falling trees made it too dangerous to use the biathlon and snow was still too soft to be groomed. With temperatures cooling over Tuesday evening, classes are expected to resume on Sunday.

The Black Jack race team had better luck in Canmore from Dec. 5 to 8, where they participated in the Haywood NorAm Opener and achieved some great results.

Saturday classic races

Open Men, 10km (76 racers):

11th: David Palmer

13th: Julien Locke and Colin Ferrie

26th: Scott Fraser

54th: Daniel Merlo (first year in this category)

Open Women, 5km (47 racers):

23rd: Chiaki Yamamoto

Junior Girls, 5km (35 racers)

14th: Michaela Mclean

18th: Sage Robine

Juvenile Girls, 5km (45 racers):

23rd: Sophie Edney

Juvenile Boys, 5km (44 racers):

First: Rémi Drolet

Midget Girls, 2.5km (52 racers):

Sixth: Jasmine Drolet

Bantam Girls, 2km (29 racers):

Second: Abbey McLean

Sunday skate races

Open Men, 16.5km (83 racers):

Fifth: Colin Ferrie:

14th: David Palmer

25th: Julien Locke

40th: Scott Fraser

74th: Daniel Merlo (first year in this category)

Junior Girls, 6km (32 racers):

Eighth: Sage Robine

10th: Michaela Mclean

Juvenile Girls, 6km (45 racers):

19th: Sophie Edney

Juvenile Boys, 6km (44 racers):

First: Rémi Drolet

Midget Girls, 4km (48 racers):

Fifth: Jasmine Drolet

Bantam Girls (2.5km) (28 racers):

Fifth: Abbey McLean


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