New CVTC Head Coach: Chris Manhard

At the beginning of the 2010 training season, Chris Manhard accepted the CVTC Head Coach position replacing Lee Churchill who returned to Newfoundland.

Chris Manhard, was the head coach of the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club and BC Ski Teams, prior to this job.

Chris is a former BC Ski Team and Provincial Training Centre athlete who competed for Canada at the World Junior Championships.

For more information on the Training Centre program and athlete nominations, Click Here.


CVTC part of new CCC Training Centre System

CCC, in collaboration with British-Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec divisions, is announcing with great pride and anticipation the implementation of an expanded Training Centre system.From now on, the National Training Centre in Canmore, home of the core Senior NST program, will be complemented by four National Development Centres (NDC system) to attend to the development needs of a growing pool of the best performing Canadian athletes at the L2C, T2C and T2W stages of development.

Graham Maclean Hired as CVTC Wax Technician/Assistant Coach

It is with great pleasure that the CVTC Society announces the hiring of Graham Maclean as wax technician and part-time assistant coach.

Rossland Noram

After the opening weekend of the season in Vernon, the team headed over to Rossland for the next Noram. After a few days of training and hanging out in Rossland, the team had another good weekend of races with a 2nd and 8th for Geoffrey Richards and Colin Ferrie in the free technique sprint. In the 15km free technique mass start, Geoffrey was 5th and Colin was close behind in 9th. After the races, the team went home for a well earned Christmas break.

World Junior Trials in Whistler

This year the World Junior Trials were in Whistler and the team looked forward to some home field advantage. In the 20km Skiathlon, Geoffrey Richards pulled off a 4th after a flying second leg. On the Saturday in the free technique sprint Geoffrey Richards had a terrific race to finish 1st; guaranteeing a spot on the U20 team to go to World Juniors. In Sunday’s race, the team had a good day with a 4th from Geoffrey followed by Martin Schrama in 7th. Colin Abbott was 11th in the U23 class.

2012 Westerns

Off the back of the WJT races in Whistler, the team headed over to Canmore for the Western Canadian Championships. The 15km free mass start resulted in Geoffrey Richards being 1st in Junior Men, Jeff Kerkovius 7th and Colin Ferrie 10th. In the sprint, Adriene Underhill was 6th in Junior Women, Colin Ferrie was 5th  in Junior Men, followed by Martin Schrama in 6th, Geoffrey Richards 7th and Jeff Wood 10th. In the 10km classic race, Geoffrey Richards was 1st in Junior Men, Martin Schrama 3rd, Jeff Kerkovius 5th, Jeff Wood 7th and Colin Ferrie 9th.

2012 Easterns

The CVTC team headed to Ottawa at the beginning of February to take part in the 2012 Easterns. Colin Ferrie put on a great weekend, finishing 7th in the Junior Mens sprint, 9th in the 15km free technique and 6th in the 30km classic pursuit start, to give him 6th place overall for the weekend.

World Junior Championships – Erzurum, Turkey

Geoffrey Richards was the top Canadian in the men’s 20k skiathlon event today, finishing 20th after a strong skating leg (14th fastest of the day). Russians claimed 3 of the top 4 places. The other Canadian skiers in the field, Alexis Turgeon and Knute Johnsgaard, finished 31st and 49th respectively.  The race had a 10k classic leg and 10k skating leg.  Geoffrey is a member of the Callaghan Valley Training Centre team based in Whistler.  His home club is the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland.

Sigge’s P’ayak – Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley

Colin Abbot won the 50k P’ayakentsut at the Whistler Olympic Park today, finishing the course in 2 hours 30 minutes. Colin is a member of the Callaghan Valley Training Centre team based in Whistler.  His home club is the Whitehorse Ski Club in Whitehorse, Yukon.  The first women to cross the finish line in the feature event was Kelly Geisheimer from the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland, BC.  The P’ayak is British Columbia’s largest ski marathon with participants from different regions of Canada and the US.

Big Day for CVTC at 2012 Nationals - March 24, 2012

Colin Abbot placed second in the U23 category, 50k classic technique event at the National Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec today, and 9th overall in the Open Men’s category. Colin is a member of the Callaghan Valley Training Centre team based in Whistler. His home club is the Whitehorse Ski Club in Whitehorse, Yukon.



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