2019 World Championships – Vertical Race Results

Athletes took on the updated Vertical Course of approximately 5 km in distance with 470 metres of elevation. Strong nordic technique was an asset today. The skin track was mostly low angle, with some steeper sections. The weather was mostly cloudy with snow on and off.

Canadian Results – Great job to all the athletes on course today!

Jessie – 14th in Junior Men (with a time of 30:14)

Noah – 27th in Junior Men (with a time of 37:16)

Ema – 17th in Cadet Women (with a time of 42:22)

Kylee – 24th in Senior Women (with a time of 37:04)

Courtney – 30th in Senior Women (with a time of 39:57)

Katarina – 31st in Senior Women (with a time of 40:27)

Caroline – 32nd in Senior Women (with a time of 41:00)

Peter – 42nd in Senior Men (with a time of 30:03)

Tyson – 48th in Senior Men (with a time of 31:09)

JM – 54th in Senior Men (with a time of 34:20)

Scott – 57th in Senior Men (with a time of 34:55)


Next up – REST DAY! Stay tuned for the Teams Race on March 15th!

2019 World Championships – Individual Race Results

Canadian racers lined up for the Individual Race on March 12, 2019 in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland.

It was a beautiful day with blue skies and some fresh snow from a big storm the day before.

The Senior Men started first at 9:20 am. They completed around 1,700 metres of elevation in total. Canadian racers included Peter Knight, Matt Ruta, Tyson Smith and Matt Reid.

The Junior Men started at 10:00 am and included Canadian Racers Jessie McAuley and Noah Schuh. The Senior Women started right on their heels at 10:03 am. Canadian racers included Kylee Ohler, Lori Anne Donald, Courtney Post and Caroline Reid. Both categories completed the “medium” course with around 1,400 metres of climbing.

The Cadet and Junior Women started at 10:45 am and included Canadian racer Ema Chlepkova, who completed a course with around 900 metres of elevation gain.

Results – Congratulations to all of our athletes!

Our top finishers:

Jessie – 10th in Junior Men

Ema – 18th in Cadet Women

Kylee – 25th in Senior Women

Peter – 51st in Senior Men

Sprint Race – World Championships

Today Canadian athletes competed in the first event of the Ski Mountaineering World Championships – The Sprint! It was a windy day, throwing all sorts of weather and conditions at the athletes.

Junior athletes Jessie, Noah and Ema took on the Sprint race qualifying round first thing. Next up were the Senior Women: Kylee, Lori Anne and Katarina. The final group to go were the Senior  Men: Matt Ruta, Tyson, JM and Scott.

Congratulations to Kylee for making it into the Senior Women’s Quarter Final!

World Championship Sprint Race to be streamed live!

For live coverage of the 2019 Ski Mountaineering Championship Sprint Race tune into: https://www.skimo-villars.ch/code-live/

The event begins March 10, 2019 at 9 am local time in Switzerland. Juniors and Cadets begin at 9 am and the Seniors begin at 11:40 am.