The biggest ski race in the country for 14- and 15-year-old athletes took place over the weekend in Burke Mountain Resort in Vermont.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes had a number of strong finishes, and a a result, local athletes Emma Resnick and Sebastian Kohlhofer have qualified for the prestigious Opa Cup in Switzerland, and Bayli McSpadden and Nick Kirwood made it to the Pokal Loka races in Slovenia.

Dubbed the National Performance Series, the recent races that took place at Burke Mountain – in addition to serving as a selection event for the above mentioned contests abroad – were a chance for the under-16 (U16) athletes to enjoy a rare race outside of their regions, as the Rocky/Central (our region) is allowed 10 athletes, along with the West and East regions, which also send 10 athletes each. …

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