Martin Grasic of Invermere and member of the Windermere Valley Ski Club has been named as part of Team BC which will be competing at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax from February 11-27.
Grasic said he is excited to have the chance to compete at this level.
“It will be a really cool experience. It is not often in skiing to get the chance to see all of the sports together.”
Grasic also thinks this will be a great test for his skiing and is hopeful it will lead him to higher divisions possible in the United States.
“This will be good to see where I stack up against the best in my age group,” Grasic said.
The 15-year-old has worked hard over the years and has been practising a great deal leading into the event.
One of the interesting aspects for the skier is the trip itself. “I have never been that far east before, I am interested to see what it looks like. I want to see what the hills are like. Last year in Ontario they were very different than here.”
Grasic said that much of the credit for this opportunity has to go to the Windermere Valley Ski Club. He felt the coaches and others skiers are all a part of any success he has at the Games and beyond.
As for hopes going into the event, Grasic is just focused on doing his best and seeing what happens, though the fact he was picked as one of the top five skiers has let him know that he is on the right track.