Opening weekend of the World Cup ski cross season didn’t yield a podium finish, but the vital signs all looked positive for Kelsey Serwa.
The 27-year-old from Kelowna narrowly missed out on the medals on Saturday, finishing fourth in the second race race of the season in Val Thorens, France.
In the final, Serwa placed fourth behind the Swedish duo of Anna Holmlund and Sandra Naeslund, and Germany’s Daniela Maier finishing in third-place.
On Friday, in the first race of the season, Serwa placed eighth overall.
Kelowna’s Ned Ireland who qualified for World Cup events for the first time, competed in both men’s races in Val Thorens, placing 24th on Friday and 31st on Sunday.
Ireland, 22, competed last season on the NorAm ski cross circuit.
The Canadian team next heads to Switzerland for a World Cup race on Tuesday.