Vail, Colo. December 22, 2021 – The FIS Colorado Ski Cup which took place on Monday and Tuesday marked the first races at Golden Peak of the 2021-2022 winter season with a display of fierce competition. Over the two days of giant slalom racing, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) current and former athletes used their home mountain to their advantage and grabbed six podiums and 19 top ten finishes on the Golden Peak course.
On day one of the giant slalom competition, SSCV women athletes and alumni took six of the top 10 and dominated the podium. Parker Biele secured the win, Kjersti Moritz grabbed 2nd and SSCV alumni Cleo Braun tied for third with Elizabeth Sullivan of Canada. SSCV alumna Elena Zipp took fifth, Tianna Bruce snagged seventh and Sophie Stocker placed 10th. SSCV men grabbed three top ten places, with Will Wasserman in fourth, Nick Kirwood in sixth and Sebastian Kohlhofer in ninth.
On Tuesday, SSCV men athletes and alumni showed up with SSCV alumnus Jacob Dilling going in for the win, and Dan Gillis snagging third place. SSCV alumni Max Bervy and Trent Pennington grabbed fourth and eighth, respectively. SSCV women again took up most of the space in the top ten, grabbing half of the placements. SSCV alumna Caroline Jones placed third that day. Carissa Cassidy snagged fourth, SSCV alumna Cleo Braun took seventh place, with Samantha Trudeau in eighth, SSCV alumna Tegan Wold in ninth, and Kendahl Roufa taking 10th, rounding out the top ten placements.
“Our athletes used their home mountain to their advantage and had superb giant slalom runs and overall performances,” said SSCV Alpine Program Director Brad Wall. “The snow conditions on the Golden Peak expansions are shaping up to provide our athletes with an amazing opportunity to continue their training and growth throughout this winter season. I look forward to seeing their continued development.”
Many thanks go out to the snow making team and the groomers who worked around the clock to get the venue ready as well as special thanks to the SSCV coaching and operations teams who worked until the 11th hour to get the venue ready for two days of great racing.
SSCV is very grateful for its gate panel sponsor Alpine Bank, and its alpine bib and safety pad sponsors as well as Nordic Town Series sponsors Arrigoni Woods and Groove Auto for their support.
For a full list of results, please go to https://www.fis-ski.com/.