It's a long drive to Terrace, B.C., but for several locals who made the trip to represent Zone 5 at the B.C. Winter Games it was worth it.
Whistler's Emina Ida and Karmen Mooney of Garibaldi Highlands, played on the Zone 5 women's hockey team, which placed second overall in the tournament.
In alpine skiing Alex Gershon placed first in the men's slalom, while Max Peffer, Jonathan Hutchinson and Hugo Ng were sixth, 27 th and 39 th .
Mikayla Martin of Garibaldi Highlands won gold medals in the first slalom and the giant slalom, and was fourth in the second slalom.
Cheyenne Ling of Whistler was seventh in the second women's slalom.
In giant slalom, Alex Gershon was fifth, Max Peiffer seventh and Jonathan Hutchison 10 th .
In cross-country, Lauren Doak and Jenya Nordin were 10 th and 12 th respectively in the individual start classic race.
In freestyle, Brenden Kelly of Pemberton placed second in dual moguls, sixth in single moguls and 12 th in the slopestyle/big air event.
The biathlon event was a challenge with no snow, but organizers turned it into a cross-country run with a shooting event. Cedric St. Pierre of Garibaldi Highlands placed first in the individual event and fourth in the sprint.
In archery, Chelsey Wolf of Squamish was first in the aggregate scoring and second in match play in the barebow category. Trevor Boots was second in the boys aggregate barebow rankings, and Lauren Aikens was fifth in the girls' aggregate recurve rankings.
Other members of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club had solid podium performances in the B.C. Winter Games.
In the women's giant slalom Siobhan Finan and Stephanie Fleckenstein placed second and third, while Fleckenstein also picked up a bronze in the second of two slalom events.
Riley Seger and Cameron Alexander were second and third in the men's giant slalom, Seger picked up a silver medal in the first slalom, and Seger and Alexander were first and second in the second slalom.
Zone 5, which included Vancouver and Sea to Sky, placed third out of nine zones in the province.