The Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup Championships finished off on Saturday with slalom racing for the men and women on Vail’s Golden Peak.
SSCV’s Paula Moltzan, representing the U.S. Ski Team, and third in Friday’s slalom, reached the junior podium in third with a seventh place overall finish. Katharine Irwin, another SSCV U.S. Team member skied from a start of 55 to place 14th on the day. Greta Byrne finished 16th overall.
“Even though Moltzan has been pushing through some pain with a shoulder injury, she has skied really well the past two days,” said coach Dan Stripp. “And for Irwin to come from 55th to have the 13th fastest second run is pretty awesome. Byrne also had a couple of solid runs to finish in16th.”
Tii-Maria Romar, hailing from Finland and skiing for the University of Utah, took her second slalom gold in as many days for the women, with Burke Mountain’s Maise Ide in second and Katie Hartman, skiing for the University of Colorado, in third.
For the SSCV men, Alex Leever was the top finisher with a fourth for the juniors and 20th overall. Leever’s teammates, Christoph Niederhauser and Nick Braun, finished 29th and 30th, respectively.
For the men’s overall podium, Norway’s Andreas Adde took the gold, Petter Brenna, also from Norway, placed second, and Finland’s Joonas Rasanen placed third.