Over the past week we have been playing host to a number of people from all over the world. They have been practicing their skills in preparation for the 6th annual Sun Peaks Family Cup ski and snowboard races and the 3rd annual Kookaburra Cup cross-country skiing competition. The events were held over two days, with the main focus on fun, as it was a race open to all ages and abilities. This year our youngest participant ever was a 2 years old girl, whilst the oldest has been in their 80's, this year's competitor would not disclose his age.In competitive spirit family ties were put on hold; as children went against parents, mothers against fathers and sibling rivalries were settled on the course. ‘Barney the Kangaroo’ and ‘Harry Bear’ were also on hand to encourage and lend a hand/paw to anyone who needed it, as well as have a race themselves… Barney won it for Australia if anyone was interested. It was a fantastic time and a great experience for a lot of the kids, who may not have the opportunity to participate in races or even access to mountains back home. Like Australia a land not commonly known for its alpine range, but manage to take out the overall Nations award... Again! There's always next year Canada.
The following day we hosted the 3rd annual Kookaburra Cup cross-country skiing competition. Another great turn out, with a broad age bracket. There were 3 courses for each level a 2km, 4km and 10km. The times some of these skiers were achieving surprised everyone! It was a lot of fun and smiles were ear to ear after such a great week.
To wrap up the week's events we threw a Tubing Party, as what could be more fun than throwing back some hot chocolates, then hurling yourself down a slope in a tube and screaming your heart out! Overall it was a fabulous week with lots of fun and laughter; we look forward to doing it all over again next year!
See you on the mountain,Hayden
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