Best of the west coming to Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the 2012 Canada West Telemark Championships Saturday and Sunday.

Skiers from across Western Canada will be making their way to the North Okanagan.

Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the 2012 Canada West Telemark Championships Saturday and Sunday.

“The two days of racing are open events; open to all ages and abilities,” said Shane Landreville, with the B.C. Telemark Ski Association.

“Participants can enter the junior (16 and under), adult, masters (60-plus) or elite category. Participants are not required to compete on race skis or have any racing experience.”

The Canada West Telemark Championships will be held in conjunction with the Silver Star Spring Loaded Telemark Festival. The event will provide all participants with a variety of other telemark activities.

“B.C. Telemark encourages all telemark skiers, regardless of their age and skill level, to take part in the two races,” said Landreville.

“Saturday is a two-run telemark GS with an optional jump. Sunday is the Telemark Sprint Classic, complete with a GS section, jump (optional), 360 berm, and skating section.”

If you’re not a telemark skier, there are a variety of volunteer positions available.

For more information, to volunteer, or to register for the event, e-mail events@bctelemark.com or go to www.bctelemark.com