Mitch Smith and Max Scharff recently attended the Western Canadian championships, covering an area from Manitoba to B.C.
Results were as follows:
In the slalom, Smith placed fourth, sixth in giant slalom and 13th in Super G.
In the slalom, Scharf was fifth in the first round, but straddled a gate and was disqualified.
In the giant slalom, he hit a gate very hard, bruising his shin and tearing his new race suit.
In the Super G, both Scharf and Smith made a deep turn and got caught in slow, unpacked snow, losing serious time.
They both had only had two days of Super G training for the season.
Both boys, due to overall results in the BC Provincial Championships and Western Championships, qualified for the only international race they will have this year, the Whistler Cup, April 6.
Smith qualified for Team BC for that race.