Annual club races full of community spirit

Ski buddies Kally K. and Ava H. on the hill. - Photo courtesy Sandra Harrison
Ski buddies Kally K. and Ava H. on the hill.
— image credit: Photo courtesy Sandra Harrison

Sunday, Feb. 24 was a great day to be out at Summit Lake Ski Hill for the annual club races. It was a day full of friendly competition, cheering crowds and surprise finishes.

Everyone was excited over the much needed snow that arrived in time for race day. The snow and wind continued all through the day causing low visibility at times, but had no affect on the high spirits of the competitors.

There were categories for all ages in both skiing and snowboarding, including a fun bunny hill course for the little ones to try their skills out and be rewarded with a treat for their efforts.

Back up on the big hill, the skiers got to race two courses, a slalom and super GS, while the boarders ran the same slalom course twice. Times were combined to determine the results. Here are the proud podium winners.


4-5 yr old females: 1st - Sophia Ballard, 2nd - Kally Katchen, 3rd - Kate Watt

4-5 yr old males:  1st - Devon Wright, 2nd - Maddex Sanders, 3rd - Quinn Clark

6-8 yr old females:  1st - Maia Zinselmeyer, 2nd - Calista Mackintosh, 3rd - Madison Clark

6-8 yr old males:  1st - Foster Katchen, 2nd - Jake Flammand, 3rd - Steven Sapietis

9-11 yr old females:  1st - Kylie Waterfield, 2nd - Zoe Zinselmeyer, 3rd - Cheyenne Tourand

9-11 yr old males:  1st - Jordan Katchen, 2nd - Garrett Waterfield, 3rd - Cameron Mackintosh

12-14 yr old females:  1st - Ivy Tourand, 2nd - Kennedy Pazurik, 3rd - Sydney Bone

12-14 yr old males:  1st - Angus Jackson, 2nd - Jesse Katchen, 3rd - Rhys McLeod

15-18 yr old females:  1st - Taylor Aeichele, 2nd - Claire Jackson, 3rd - Erin McLeod

15-18 yr old males:  1st - Connor McQuair, 2nd - Adam McQuair, 3rd - Cailen McQuair

19-39 yr old females:  1st - Jodi Clark, 2nd - Alicia Brooks, 3rd - Leah Gilliand

19-39 yr old males:  1st - Daryl Katchen, 2nd - Coleman Mackintosh, 3rd - Jarrod Teindl

40+ yr old females:  1st - Barb Lewis, 2nd - Nicole Nicholson, 3rd - Frances Swan

40+ yr old males:  1st - Troy Clark, 2nd - Rob Stevens, 3rd - Eric Waterfield

Overall fastest skiers:  1st - Troy Clark, 2nd - Daryl Katchen, 3rd - Taylor Aeichele


6-8 yr old males: 1st - Evan Matthews

9-11 yr old females:  1st - Kylie Waterfield, 2nd - Mikayla Lewis-Morrison

12-14 yr old females:  1st - Emma Orr, 2nd - Sydney Bone

12-14 yr old males:  1st - Colton Petterson, 2nd - Quade Nicholson-Chodat

15-18 yr old females:  1st - Amy Surina, 2nd - Margaret Andrews, 3rd - Kathleen Fox

15-18 yr old males:  1st - T’ai Ballard, 2nd - Adam Fox, 3rd - Adam Webster

40+ yr old males:  1st - Matt McKee, 2nd - Eric Waterfield

There are also three trophies given out annually at the club races. The Teanne Jones trophy for the fastest SL Nancy Greene racer went to Jordan Katchen this year. The John Gleboff trophy for fastest high school skier went to Taylor Aeichele for the third year in a row. Last, but not least, the Tim Markholm trophy for fastest high school snowboarder went to T’ai Ballard.

Congratulations to all who participated this year and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to provide everyone with an amazing day.


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