High Park Ski Club


Race #1: January 15, 2017

It was a fun and fast day at Horseshoe Valley for our first XC race of the season. We had sun, temperatures hovering just below zero, and slick conditions!

18 participants chose between two courses – an expert 3k course that took them up Guenther’s Grind and through the Forest Loop or a gentler 2.5k course that took them up Patroller’s Hill. Horseshoe Valley is a hilly place.

Congratulations to the winners in our four categories – Theresa Tomczyk, Jean-Émile Paraïso, Robert Hoshino and Michael Li.

Congratulations to our prize draw winners – Michael Li, Tairan Qi, Yuiyin Chang, Anna Taratuta, and Andreas Gierke!

The XC race program is all about fun. All members – expert and beginner alike – are encouraged to join, test yourself, and cheer on your fellow racers. All participants are entered into a draw for prizes and invited to our post-season race party.

Name Time
Expert Skate
Theresa Tomczyk 15.36
Wei Guan 17.00
Sam Bootsma 20.15
Expert Classic
Jean-Emile Paraiso 16.18
Regina Eiras 17.53
Andreas Gierke 18.01
Heather Steel 20.27
Carine Wood 24.45
Beginner Skate
Robert Hoshinol 11.27
Susan Gillingham 13.02
Kathleen Lau 27.35
Beginner Classic
Michael Li 12.32
Anna Taratuta 15.02
Yuyin Chang 16.17
Tairan Qin 16.59
Lori Roth 17.07
Tim Wood 17.42