With just under 90 entries our annual night slalom attracted a record number of both skiers and snowboarders. The novices outnumbered the race team entrants, with competitors coming from Masters, Junior Club, Wannabes and snowboarding. The evening ran smoothly with only a single re-run and a slight delay while Paul Hitter was fitted into the flow of competitors after he completed his tubing duties rather later than planned. With the resourceful snowboarders adopting a rather novel technique to navigate out of the vertically, (involved grabbing the last pole to help them make a sharp turn to the ‘tricky’ gate that followed) the gate judges rushing back and forth to swap stubbies for poles (and back again) and the rather chilled Dave Skipper at the top of the slope, we had a great night.
A big thank you to all the parents (and Hannah) who helped out and without whom the event could not run. Thanks to the bar and catering staff who kept us all fed and watered of cause the competitors some of whom were rather reluctant to leave the last few minutes of the rugby to pick up their medals.