Ski & Snowboard Club Vail packed six men into the top ten for the opening Super G of the Prater Cup in Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is a qualification event for the J4 Junior Olympics held in March, and this is the first time this season all the J4 teams in the Rocky Mountain Division have come together to compete.
SSCV’s Jack Keane and Colby Lange secured spots on the podium with their second and third place finishes, while Brendan Keane, Paul Cuthbertson, Flinn Lazier, and Erik Weiss ended the day placing fourth, seventh, ninth, and 10th, respectively.
SSCV’s Whitney Merriman and Nellie Talbot finished 11th and 15th, respectively, for the women.
“With the new snow we got last night, and this morning, we had to do a lot of course prep before the race got going,” said coach Robin Chace. “But even after the work we did to prepare the track, our team was able to focus and have a good day.”