The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club hosted their annual Troll Loppet on Jan. 22. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the event was back bigger and better than ever with record-setting attendance.
About 200 people from across the Kootenays and beyond participated in the event that saw athletes participate in events ranging from two-to-40 kilometres.
“The day was grand as the weather and sunshine could not have been any better,” said club representative Ida Price. “Blue skies and lots of smiles.”
As usual, the Viking Troll was there to start the race.
2 km — Alice Hartman
8 km — West Kos
20 km — Mike Bernard, Krista Svedahl, Owen Kyle, and Annika Heale (adult and youth)
30 km — Kaelum Smith and Maya Abraham followed by their Nelson Nordic team members
40 km — Mckenzie Gibson
The club is thankful for the many volunteers and sponsors that made the race possible.
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