Vail ski racer Emma Resnick can add her name to the growing list of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes to win the prestigious Opa Cup, formerly known as the Seven Nations Cup. The Opa Cup is considered to be the most competitive event in the world for ski racers ages 14 and 15, and took place in Meiringen, Switzerland, this year.

The event includes a slalom and a giant slalom. Emma Resnick, 15, spent part of the first day of competition thinking she had taken third in the slalom.

A review of the tape showed she had straddled a gate, unbeknownst to her, and she was disqualified.

While many would feel dejected after being asked to leave the podium, Emma Resnick was motivated.