Weather can’t stop Kokanee racers 

Blowing snow and limited visibility wasn’t enough to keep almost 70 racers from taking part in the third event on the Kokanee Valley Race Series calendar on Jan. 22 – a tough super G down Gandy Dancer with a 390 metre (1,280 foot) vertical drop.

Despite the conditions, there were some close races. In the Pro Men’s division, Whistler Mountain Ski Club coaches finished just nine one-hundredths of a second apart, with Rob Boyd taking the win.

The race was even closer in the men’s 40 to 49 category with Rick Lewon edging Scot Elder by just 0.05 seconds.

The winner of the Atomic GS race skis in the post-race prize draw was Marjorie Lauzon.

The series will break for a couple of weeks before picking up again on Feb. 12 with a slalom on Whistler. To register, drop by any Whistler-Blackcomb Ski School Sales or Guest Relations location, or get to the Dave Murray Video Centre before 10 a.m. on race day.

In the meantime, racers can take part in the first Adult Weekend Race on Feb. 1, a giant slalom on Lower Franz’s Run. Register before 10 a.m. at Raven’s Nest to take part.

The following weekend, Feb 6-7, is the Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Race. This event has been sold out since the summer.

Super G Results:

Women 60-Plus

1. Grace Oaks – 1:19.89

Women 50 to 59

1. Randall Carpenter – 1:15.51

Women 40 to 49

1. Terry Vincent – 1:13.81

Women 30 to 39

1. Akoko Kitagawa – 1:15.11

Women 19 to 29

1. Kimberly Arnot – 1:12.80

2. Siobhan Allen – 1:22.97

Women Pro

1. Kim McKnight – 1:04.32

2. Sanae Tanaka – 1:10:68

3. Marie-Eve Brindamour – 1:13.09

Men 70-Plus

1. Gar Robinson – 1:24.43

2. Werner Himmelsbach – 1:24.55

3. Patrick Duffy – 1:35.86

Men 60 to 69

1. Bob Switzer – 1:09.90

2. David Trussler – 1:10.65

3. Larry Moore – 1:23.25

Men 50 to 59

1. Butch White – 1:10.92

2. Paul Psutka – 1:11.29

3. Jules Lajoie – 1:13.66

Men 40 to 49

1. Rick Lewon – 1:04.84

2. Scot Elder – 1:04.89

3. Tom Jackson _ 1:05.54

Men 30 to 39

1. JP Trottier – 1:05.72

2. John Evenson – 1:06.60

3. Bobby Jaffe – 1:06.80

Men 19 to 29

1. James Dodkin – 1:08.57

2. Takanori Kanazawa – 1:10.85

3. Thibaut Deserces – 1:16.38

Men Pro

1. Rob Boyd – 1:02.42

2. Sead Causevic – 1:02.53

3. Chris Kent – 1:04.32

Women Snowboarders

1. Adreanne Tardif – 1:12.80

Pro Snowboarders

1. Derek Wintermans – 1:24.32

2. Jon marquis – 1:30.12

3. Ronald Pari – 1:31.10

Pro Telemarkers

1. Gavin Christie – 1:28.51

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