The best cross-country skiers in the province will be at the Otway Nordic Centre this weekend for the 2013 Teck B.C. Championships.
The meet, set for Saturday and Sunday, will double as a test event for the 2015 Canada Winter Games and will see newly-constructed trails used for the first time.
Between 250 and 300 racers are expected to attend provincials, which will determine the overall club champion for 2012-13. Prince George's Caledonia Nordic Ski Club has won the award three times in its history -- in 1989, 1990 and 1993. This season, the Caledonia club is the largest in B.C. and club president Kevin Pettersen would love for all 1,800 members to come out and try to reclaim the title.
On Saturday, skiers will compete in interval start classic races, beginning at 11 a.m. The results will be used to award spots on the 2013-14 Team B.C. development squad.
Sunday's racing (10 a.m. start time) will feature free technique relays.
Athletes will range in age from five to 70-plus.
The Teck B.C. Championships are part of the B.C. Cup Series.