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Skiers outnumber boarders in Sprite cross

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The second Sprite Park Rider Series snow cross was held in some difficult conditions on March 15, with choppy snow and periods of poor visibility challenging the athletes to stay on course.

The event teams kept things running as smoothly as possible for the more than 30 skiers and boarders who turned out to race. Numbers were down more than two-thirds compared to previous weeks as a result of the weather and a conflict with the provincial snowboard championships at Big White.

The third and last Sprite Snowcross on the Park Rider Series calendar is on March 29. Register in advance at any Whistler-Blackcomb Ski School Sales location, or by calling 1-800-766-0449. Day of race registration is available at the Rendezvous until 9:45 a.m. for an extra $5 fee.

Results:

Boys Snowboard 13 and Under

1. Nicholas Hanssmans

2. Daniel Alexandre

3. Jared Braverman

Girls Ski 13 and Under

1. Carli Saunders

2. Nadine Crowe

3. Ariana Stufano

4. Erin Kerr

Girls Ski 14 to 16

1. Victoria Clemmer

2. Danielle Robson

3. Alison Leighton

4. Kendall Benbow

Snowboard Boys 14 to 16

1. Jeremy Caverley

2. Robbie Laird

3. Charlie Calladine

4. Evan Herzog

Women Ski 17 and Over

1. Heidi Rubin

2. Morgan McDonald

Snowboard Men 17 and Over

1. Tom Willmott

2. Tanaka Takehisa

3. Hideaki Shiga

4. Yuta Watanabe

Small Final

5. Erik Sviergula

6. Kohri Utsuno

7. Uenuma Satoshi

Snowboard Women 17 and Over

1. Kate Qually

2. Veronica Voracek

3. Zarah Pacheco

4. Alison Dean

Small Final

5. Maike Haller

6. Christy Guzman

7. Mari Yokota

8. Tasha Perry

Men Ski 17 and Over

1. Gilles Chartrand

2. Travis Eigeard

3. Mike Stewart

4. Chris Colpitts

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