VAIL — With 35 athletes already qualified for the U16 Rocky/Central Junior Championships, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail will be the best-represented organization by far at the annual event.

Taking place in Winter Park this year, the Rocky/Central Junior Championships bring together Alpine ski racers from across the region, which spans from Arizona to Ohio. Qualifying for the event is a benchmark of the depth of a program, and with 20 of the 41 total boys qualified coming from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, and 15 of the 45 total girls, the local club’s depth among 14- and 15-year-old (U16) athletes is second to none in the region.

In addition to attracting a lot of kids, the program is also able to develop those kids into talented ski racers in high percentages. …

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