Tamatea Westby of Summerland races the course at Sun Peaks in the U14 Men’s category. Tamatea is one of many Apex Ski Club members who competed at Sun Peaks earlier this month.

Skiers excel at Sun Peaks

Five Summerland skiers were among the Okanagan participants in the Okanagan Zone’s first giant slalom race of the season.

Five Summerland skiers were among the Okanagan participants in the Okanagan Zone’s first giant slalom race of the season the weekend of Jan. 11 and 12.

Sun Peaks Ski Club hosted more than 140 racers from 10 through 18 years of age from Apex, Big White, Prince George, Revelstoke, Silver Star and Sun Peaks.  Each racer took part in three giant slalom races.

“I’m so proud of our team,” said head coach Jorgen Anderson.

“They overcame some tough conditions, lots of fresh snow, wind and cold temperatures. The U-14 gang will be coming back later in March for provincial race so this was a nice chance to experience the track.”

In Saturday’s first under-12 men’s giant slalom races, Heming Sola of Summerland was tied for first place.

In the second race, Sola placed second and on Sunday, he placed third.

Also competing in this category was Connor Robinson.

Hanna Marsh-deBoer was one of the competitors in the under-14 women’s race.

In the under-14 men’s category, Aaron Leaman finished 10th. Tamatea Westby also competed.