Mikala Lewis-Morrison races down the course at Whitewater Ski Resort on Sunday.

Mikala Lewis-Morrison races down the course at Whitewater Ski Resort on Sunday.

Summit Lake Racers shine at Whitewater race

Summit Lake Racers place high at race at Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson

By Deanne Katchen, Summit Lake Racers

It was a beautiful blue bird weekend at Whitewater Ski Resort for Summit Lake Racers.

Four of the Summit Lake Racers headed to the hill one day early so they could try something new on Saturday – a snow-cross race. It was the third annual Gerick’s Summit Cup. It was a great experience for their first time and I think they all might be a little hooked. Zoe Zinselmeyer brought home a silver metal in the girls 13-and-under ski category.

Sunday morning the parking lot was packed and there were 28 Summit Lake Racers, coaches, helpers and parents excited and ready to get out there.

The course set was a combi — it looked good, but was icy and fast. A few SLR’s went down, but all managed to recover quickly and carry on.

The race was fun for spectators too. They had great tunes playing, which kept everyone bopping to keep warm.

However the Summit Lake Racers were on fire. SLR team 1 placed first and was also the fastest team of the weekend. SLR team 2 and 3 both placed third.

Cheyenne Tourand took third on her first run for the U12 girls.

Great job racers.

Next weekend they’ll be at home on the hill practicing for the next race, maybe see you out there?