It was a huge weekend for United States Ski & Snowboard Association alpine age class racing in the Vail Valley. On Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail hosted over 570 athletes in the “GS Spectacular” at Vail’s Golden Peak and Beaver Creek’s Bear Trap race venues. Over 275 athletes birth years 1992 through 2002 competed head to head in the Vail giant slalom which provided competitors the opportunity to earn valuable USSA points to help improve their starting position and national ranking for next season. For the 2002 year of birth athletes it was their first opportunity in their racing career to earn USSA points. Over 285 younger athletes birth years 2003 through 2008 competed in the non-scored races at Beaver Creek.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Alpine Program Director Karen Ghent commented, “With an enormous turnout of over 570 racers at the venues in Vail and Beaver Creek I am so grateful for the support of both resort’s race and cat crews, along with our chiefs of race, race administrators, staff, coaches and volunteers for making the GS Spectacular a terrific event for all of our competitors. After a week of heavy snow, we were fortunate to have enjoyed blue skies, warm weather and a great surface which held up for so many competitors. Ski racing is alive and well in Colorado!”
Ghent continued, “It was fantastic to watch our Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes give it their all in their final home competition of the season.”
Click here to view the top three and all Ski & Snowboard Club Vail results. For a complete list of results go to www.ussa.org.