While the 2019 FIS Alpine World Alpine Championships are currently underway, athletes 21 and younger are eagerly awaiting the junior version of that event, the 2019 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships in Italy Feb. 18-27.

Of the 14 American representatives headed to the Val di Fassa competition, six are current athletes or alumni of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, more than any other club in the nation.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail will be represented by alumni Cooper Cornelius, Jacob Dilling, Bridger Gile, Kyle Negomir, and River Radamus. Cornelius, Negomir, and Radamus are now also members of the U.S. Ski Team. On the women’s side, U.S. Ski Team member Nellie Rose Talbot, of Vail, will represent the Stars and Stripes at world’s most prestigious junior ski championship. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail also qualified Charles Flaherty, who will represent Puerto Rico.