Apex Mountain Resort is welcoming home Olympic Champions Alex Bilodeau, Mikael Kingsbury and Justine & Chloe Dufour-Lapointe this weekend.
Bilodeau and Kingsbury captured gold and silver in the Men's Moguls in Sochi and sisters Justine & Chloe Dufour-Lapointe were gold and silver medallists in the Ladies' Moguls. All four will compete in Apex this weekend.
Hosted by the Apex Freestyle Ski Club, the Senior Nationals Mogul Championships takes places March 27 to 30 at Apex Mountain Resort. The Championship event kicks off with training runs on Thursday and Friday, single moguls on Saturday, and the exciting head to head action of dual moguls on Sunday. The competition starts at 8:45 am with the finals set on both days after 2:30 pm.
The event is free and a chance to catch Olympians and future Olympians in action as a group of talented young athletes fly down the mogul hill, hit big jumps and perform amazing acrobatic tricks.
Catch the Olympians on training runs Mar 27 and 28 from 10 am to 2 pm. An autograph session is planned for 5:30 pm following the awards ceremonies on Saturday in the podium area. On Sunday, the autograph session will take place at the Gunbarrel Saloon at 6:15 pm.
The following BC athletes who have qualified to compete:
Andi Naude – Apex Alumni - Canadian National Team - currently ranked 7th in the World
Mason Barzilay – Apex Alumni – BC Team
Sophie McGregor –Whistler - BC Team
Sofiane Gagnon – Whistler – BC Team
Kassidy Todd – Apex – BC Development Team
Mackenzie Schwinghamer– Apex – BC Development Team
Madison Parker – Apex – BC Development Team
Mei Pond – Mt Washington – BC Development Team
Josh Kober – Apex Alumni – Canadian Sports Institute
Jordan Kober – Apex Alumni – Canadian Sports Institute
Brenden Kelley – Pemberton - Canadian Sports Institute
Connor Spence – Apex Alumni – BC Team
Kyle Parker – Apex Alumni - BC Team
Byron Estey – Vancouver - BC Team
Diachi Hara – Whistler – BC Team
Kolten Phipps– Apex
Brayden Kuroda - Apex
Hayden Pearson – Silver Star