By Joshua Estabrooks
Special to the Pioneer
The Panorama Ski Club dominated the results table as well as the podium while hosting the under-14 Alberta provincial ski championships in Invermere over the weekend of April 5th through 7th.
Twenty-four young skiers of both genders, aged 12 and 13, competed in three different events against hundreds of other racers, said Mark Sharp, program director for Team Panorama.
Im really happy with the results. There is always room for improvement, but right now all levels of our club are achieving great success, Mr. Sharp said.
Local youngsters, Jedd Sharp and Liam Haynes, took first and second respectively for overall points amongst all male competitors. As well, Dawson Hill, Nicolas Hudon and Nicole Perks made podium appearances and there were multiple top-ten finishes for the local club.
There were some races where we had six skiers in the top ten. It was a great day of racing for all the kids, Mr. Sharp said.
A total of 130 kids take part in the Panorama Ski Clubs programming, which focuses on
We have 20 amazing coaches, Mr. Sharp said. We have an amazing mountain and amazing co-
operation from everyone at Panorama. Our program is designed to help kids reach their potential on the slopes.
We all know in sport that so very few make a living at it in the end, but its comforting for me to know that these 130 kids are getting a very good education in sport and it is more about the journey than anything, he added. Wherever these kids end up, we know that they will have had a great experience and taken a lot of life skills from it.