Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine athletes and alumni captured all four wins, for a total of nine podium spots and 19 top 10 finishes on January 4 and 5 in the first alpine races of the season held at Golden Peak. These giant slalom events hosted by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail are part of the season long Colorado Ski Cup FIS Devo Series open to 2000-2004 year of birth racers.

Competitors were grateful for the opportunity to finally put their training to the test in what was for many their first races of the season. SSCV Men’s FIS Coach Ian Lochhead said his athletes were “fired up and ready to go.” Indeed they were as were the SSCV FIS women!

For the men, SSCV’s Henry Heaydon took home wins in both races and teammate Nick Unkovskoy captured a third place finish. On the women’s side, SSCV’s Emma Resnick and Kjersti Moritz each grabbed a win.  SSCV’s Liv Moritz earned second place finishes in both races and Gabriella Holm followed suit taking third in both races. Other top 10 finishes for SSCV athletes are listed below.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Athlete and Alumni Top 10 Results* 

Monday, January 4 –  Women Giant Slalom Race One: 

  1. Emma Resnick – SSCV & US Ski Team athlete
  2. Liv Moritz – SSCV athlete
  3. Gabriella Holm – SSCV athlete
  4. Reece Bell – SSCV athlete
  5. Kjersti Moritz – SSCV athlete
  6. Tegan Wold – SSCV athlete
  7. Elena Zipp – SSCV alumna
  8. Kaitlin Keane – SSCV athlete

Monday , January 4 –  Women Giant Slalom Race Two:

  1. Kjersti Moritz – SSCV athlete
  2. Liv Moritz – SSCV athlete
  3. Gabriella Holm – SSCV athlete
  4. Caroline Jones – SSCV athlete
  5. Kaitlin Keane – SSCV athlete
  6. Reece Bell – SSCV athlete
  7. Hannah Soria – SSCV athlete

Tuesday , January 5 – Men Giant Slalom  Race One:

  1. Henry Heaydon – SSCV athlete
  2. Nick Unkovskoy – SSCV athlete
  3. Max Bervy – SSCV alumnus

Tuesday January 5 – Men Giant Slalom Race Two:

  1. Henry Heaydon – SSCV athlete

*A complete list of results can be found at

“It has been exciting for us at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail to get racing underway. It is very important to the Rocky Mountain Division and our local kids,” said SSCV Chief of Race PJ Jenick who is Chief of Race for many of the Club’s alpine home competitions. 

This season, in light of COVID-19, all snowsports competitions will look different, in one way or another, in order to assure the health and safety of all involved in the events, as well as the community-at-large.  In alpine racing, for the most part, competitions will take place mid-week with men and women competing in two races per day on separate days in order to limit the number of athletes and others needed to run the races at a given venue. This week, the race venue at Golden Peak hosts a maximum of 75 athletes per day.

“After much careful planning, collaboration and anticipation in accordance with all COVID-19 related requirements and guidelines, the task on the Club’s operational side is to execute the daily tasks and schedule precisely, in order to ensure the race runs smoothly and all participants remain healthy”, said SSCV Executive Director Kirk Dwyer.  “Many thanks go out to Vail Resorts, Vail Mountain, the Town of Vail, Eagle County Public Health, the governing bodies, competitors, coaches, volunteers, race administrators and parents for making these races possible and adhering to all that is needed in light of COVID-19 to maintain competitions throughout the season.”

Stay tuned for the outcome of the Colorado Cup FIS Races happening next on Golden Peak where older FIS aged athletes will jump in to compete on a longer course and for many get in their first races of the season.