Rossland siblings step onto podium at Western Canada Cup for second week in a row – Castlegar News
Black Jack skiers Jasmine and Remi Drolet skied to the top of the podium for the second consecutive week at the Western Canada Cup in Vernon from December 11-12.
Jasmine finished first overall in the 5-kilometer cross-country ski race on December 11 and followed that up with a win in the U20 10-kilometer mass start the next day.
Rémi, meanwhile, won gold in the classic 10km race on Saturday and bronze in the 15km mass start on Sunday.
The Western Canada Cup 3 & 4 was originally scheduled for the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, but was moved to Sovereign Lake in Vernon due to uncertain snow conditions.
In the opening race of the Western Canada Cup 1 and 2, December 4-5, Jasmine won the 10k ski race and Rémi skied to the top spot in the overall 15 race. km.
Although still a junior skier, at 19, Jasmine beat a field of some of North America’s best skiers for an incredible start to the ski season.
Remi, 21, did the same in the men’s, finishing in 39 minutes and six seconds, he was 39.5 seconds ahead of Foothills Nordic skier Tom Stephen and 49.2 seconds ahead of bronze medalist Jack Carlyle .
Black Jack skier Julienne Locke also skied well, finishing second in the men’s open sprint behind Julian Smith of the Georgian Bay Nordic Ski Team in the first week of the race, and placing sixth in the 10km classic la last weekend.
Jasmine attends Dartmouth College and her team is currently training in Vernon. She is focused on qualifying for the World Junior Championships this season, while Remi takes a sabbatical from Harvard and looks forward to the Olympic Winter Trials in January.