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Kootenay Cup this Weekend- Trails Still Open for Skiing - Updated Race Notice

Kimberley Nordic's biggest event of the year is this weekend, January 13-15th, the Kootenay Cup. Hundreds of ski racers from all over from British Columbia and Alberta gather at KNC this weekend to show their best in both skate and classic techniques. Lots of our KNC Racers will be racing this weekend starting all the way at Bunny and Jackrabbitsages all the way up to Masters. This is becoming a bigger event every year and KNC has ambitions of hosting even bigger events in the future.

Volunteers are always needed forevents like this. If you have any spare time on your hands this weekend we are still looking for volunteers. Please contact Jeannie MacDonald, our Volunteer Coordinator, via email at

All the trail are OPEN during the races. Check with the Kiosk to check out the race courses and also to check out the trails that will have less traffic. Skate races start at 11:00am on Saturday and Classic starts at 9:00am on Sunday. Ski racers always appreciate cheering along the course too, ski racing is hard.

Along with all the younger racers , our Kimberley Nordic Race Team will be racing this weekend too so give them a little extra cheer.

For more detailed info the updated Race Notice is available below.

To register for the race visit Zone4 at :

Have a great skiing weekend !!

Race Notice


January 14th – 15th, 2017

RACE EVENTS: Teck Kootenay Cup #1:

Saturday, Jan. 14th, 11:00 AM

Mass start (by age groups)

Skate technique race, distances to 10 km

Teck Kootenay Cup #2:

Sunday, Jan. 15th, 9:00 AM

Individual start (by age groups)

Classic technique event, distances to 20 km

Competitors can participate in one or both events.


840 North Star Drive, Kimberley BC

4.5 km from downtown Kimberley

Parking is limited at the trails, so please restrict the number of vehicles your team brings to the main parking lot, and park any extra vehicles on the road just below the Nordic Hut, on Deer Run Drive.




RACE ORGANIZING Race committee chairs:

COMMITTEE: Chiefs of Competition Keith King and Frank Ackermann

Chiefs of Course Wayne Gilbert

Chief of Timing Corrinne DeZoete Chiefs of Stadium Chris Bullock and Keith King Competition Secretary Jeannie MacDonald ( Chiefs of Promotion Christine Chatten and Dan Clark

Chiefs of Start/Finish Chris Bullock and Malcolm Sargent

Chief of Athlete Services Kim Miller

Chief of Computer Ops Heather Lamson

Chief of Marshalls Bill Green

Chief of Volunteers Jeannie MacDonald


DAY 1 COMPETITION: Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2017

Skate technique race, mass start by ages

Start times: 11:00 AM, youngest categories first

Categories may be combined for the mass start races, based on the number of entries in each category.


Sub Categories/ Year of Birth



Girls and boys, YOB 2012 and later

150 m


Girls and boys, YOB 2009, 2010, 2011

700 m


Girls and boys, YOB 2007 & 2008

1.2 km


Girls and boys, YOB 2005 & 2006

2.5 km


Girls and boys, YOB 2003 & 2004

3.2 km

Juvenile boys and girls

Girls and boys, YOB 2001 & 2002

4.7 km

Junior boys and girls

Males and females, YOB 1999 – 2000

4.7 km

Junior, open, and master men and women

Males and females, YOB 1998 and earlier

9.4 km

Recreational men and women

Males and females, YOB 1998 and earlier

9.4 km

Skiers will be responsible for knowing their course prior to the race, as each separate race course will not be closed. There will be open intersections with signs directing traffic.

DAY 2 COMPETITION: Sunday, Jan. 15th, 2017

Classic technique distance race, individual start by ages

Start times: 9:00 AM


Sub Categories/ Year of Birth



Girls and boys, YOB 2012 and later

150 m


Girls and boys, YOB 2009, 2010, 2011



Girls and boys, YOB 2007 & 2008

1700 m


Girls and boys, YOB 2005 & 2006

3.2 km


Girls and boys, YOB 2003 & 2004

5 km

Juvenile girls/boys & junior girls

Males YOB 2001-2002, and Females, YOB 1999 – 2002

6.7 km

Junior boys

Males YOB 1999-2000

10.8 km

Junior women, recreational men and women

Females YOB 1997-1998; Recreational men and women YOB 1998 and earlier

13.2 km

Junior men, open and master men and women

Males YOB 1998 and earlier, women YOB 1996 and earlier

20 km

RACE Registration and fee payment is ON-LINE only at


If you experience any difficulties registering online please contact the Race Secretary.

Racers and coaches must check the confirmation list on Zone4 ( as soon as possible after they complete their registration to ensure that they are registered in the correct categories. Please contact the race secretary ( before 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 12th if there are any corrections required.

Through zone4, you will be able to pay for registration, register up to 2 coaches for free, and purchase your dinner tickets for the Dinner Event on Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2017. A one-stop shopping convenience!

RACE ENTRY The entry deadline for all races is:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 11:00 PM (MST)

RACE FEES: $5 (plus HST and zone4 fees) per race for bunnies.

$10 (plus HST and zone4 fees) per race for atoms, peewees, and bantams.

$20 (plus HST and zone4 fees) per race for all other age categories.

Payment must be made on-line. Credit cards only.

LICENSES: No race license is required. Racers must be paid-up members of a Cross-

Country Canada or US Ski Association registered club.

WAIVER FORMS: Waivers must be accepted on line.

START LISTS: Start times (by category) for each race will be posted at the race office and on-line by 11:00 PM on both Friday, Jan. 13th (skate race) and on Saturday, Jan. 14th (classic distance race).

BIB PICKUP: Saturday: 9:00AM – 10:30 AM, in the race office.

Sunday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, in the race office.

The Race Office will be located in the Kimberley Nordic Club Waxing Hut, adjacent to the Main Lodge. There will be no bib-pick-up allowed after 30min prior to the start of all races. All athletes who haven’t had their bibs picked up by then will be marked as DNS (Did Not Start) for that event.

AWARDS: Awards for the Saturday and Sunday races will be presented approximately 30 minutes (or ASAP) after the last racer finishes on each day, along with a selection of draw prizes. Ribbons and awards provided by Teck will be given to participants aged 14 and younger. Older age groups will be given local medals.

FACILITIES: There is a heated day lodge. In addition, there will be outhouses located close to the parking and stadium areas. Search and Rescue first aid attendants will be present on site. There are no dogs allowed on our trails.

FOOD & DRINKS: Post-race drinks and light snacks/warm lunch will be offered to racers, registered coaches and volunteers both Saturday and Sunday in our indoor “FeedZone” in the Main Lodge. Meal tickets will be distributed with the bibs in the morning. Each athlete and registered coach will receive one complimentary meal ticket/day. Additional meal tickets will be available for purchase on site for $5 each. Cold and warm water will be available at all times.

WAXING: A waxing area is available between the day lodge and the small cabin, with several plug-ins available. Waxing in the parking lot is allowed, but not while being plugged into the electrical outlets of the lodge deck. Teams may bring and use their own generators for waxing purposes. The area is not under cover. Teams are welcome to set up their own tents for waxing. There is no waxing on the decks of the main day lodge.

The Kimberley Nordic Club requests that all coaches, wax technicians, and parents abide by the below self-governed protocol while waxing skis for all athletes (this includes all age groups and recreational skiers).

The recommended glide waxing protocol is as follows:

  • Non-Fluoro (NF) or Low Fluoro (LF) glide waxes ARE permitted

  • Medium Fluoro (MF) or High Fluoro (HF) glide waxes are NOT permitted

  • Pure Fluoro glide waxes (powders, pucks, blocks and liquid) are NOT permitted

  • Cold weather powder additives and hardeners are NOT permitted

The adherence to this protocol is self-governed and is the responsibility of the athlete, coaches, parents and wax technicians.

SNOW AND TRAIL Visit and also


COURSE MAPS: Course maps will be available on the KNC website


Race entry fees include full use of trails for the race days only. Trail passes must be purchased at the trailhead kiosk for skiing on non-race days. Up to 2 coaches/team will be given complimentary trail passes, but ONLY if they have pre-registered on zone4 as a “coach”. All extra coaches and parents will need to purchase day passes. Day passes may be purchased at the KNC trailhead kiosk.

ACCOMMODATION: Visit or “Simply Kimberley” at or for info.

Inn West Kirkwood Inn is directly adjacent to the start/finish area

ACTIVITIES: On Saturday, Jan. 14th, 2017, there will be a dinner event offered by the KiXS team. The cost will be $20 (16 and under $15), and will be from 6pm-9pm at the Kimberley Elks Hall. Tickets can be purchased on zone4 at the time of registration, and any remaining tickets can be purchased at the race office on Saturday Jan14th, 2017.

VOLUNTEERING: Any people wanting to volunteer, or gain experience as a volunteer official, please contact Jeannie MacDonald at 250-427-6513, or



50% refunds will be provided to participants who wish to withdraw provided notice of withdrawal is emailed to the Race Secretary no later than Jan 9th. The Host Club may choose to cancel an event if travel or course conditions are deemed unsafe (road conditions, road closures, weather, lack of snow, health advisory). The Host Club is not liable for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation of this event. Under circumstances of event cancellation, the Host club will refund 50% of race fees. ZONE4 online booking fees are non-refundable.

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