SNOW sport enthusiasts gathered in Tillicoultry at the weekend for the return of the Twin Peaks Ski Race.

Another event that has been missing from the calendar for the past two years due to Covid, young skiers competed at Firpark Ski Centre on Saturday, June 4.

The event, always on the first weekend of June, is part of a two-day extravaganza with the Saturday event ran by Muckhart and District Snow Sports Club and Sunday’s race in Edinburgh is ran by Lothian Ski Racing.

Angus Myles, secretary of Muckhart and District Snow Sports Club and chief of timing on the day, told the Advertiser how good it was to finally be back after a two year hiatus.

He said: “It went great. We had perfect weather, we had 126 entrants.

“Some really good skiing. We get everyone from under 10s, who are maybe in their first race, to under 14s, 16s, 18s, 21s and seniors, they run a full size course in under 12 seconds.

“There’s a real spread and we had clubs from all over Scotland including Aberdeen, Lothian, Glasgow. A really good turnout and we had some great volunteers.

“We’re really lucky that we get support from Snow Sport Scotland and we get help from guys at other clubs.

“We really couldn’t do it without them.

“It went really well and the coaches got some great feedback from the entrants and their parents who had a really good time.”

Angus explained how after a tough two years for the club it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and having fun.

He continued: “The club has survived Covid, it was really difficult.

“We’ve got our membership back to a decent level and we’ve held another competition.

“Thank you to all the kids that took part, all the parents, the volunteers, the coaches and the committee members.”

The Muckhart and District Ski Racing Club run a come and try it session once a term for skiers who would like to try ski racing.

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