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Junior ski races at Whitefish Mountain Resort Feb. 23-25

by Whitefish Pilot
| February 17, 2024 12:00 AM

The Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation will host three days of junior ski racing at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Feb. 23-25.

The event will be for male and female U14-U18 (age 12-17) competitors. These races are part of US Ski & Snowboard Association’s nationwide competition calendar. The competitions part of a season-long qualifying series for Western Region championship events to be held at Grand Targhee, Idaho, Alyeska Resort, Alaska, and Bridger Bowl and Big Sky in March. 

The events are sanctioned within the Northern Division of the United States Ski & Snowboard Association. The Northern Division includes all of Montana and parts of Wyoming and South Dakota. Competitors for these events will be coming from ski clubs throughout Montana including Anaconda, Big Sky, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula, as well as the Flathead Valley. 

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association is the governing body for all amateur ski racing in the United States, as well as the US Ski Team that competes throughout the world every winter.  

Friday’s race will be a giant slalom held on Ed’s Run starting at 10 a.m., followed by two slaloms, one each Saturday and Sunday. The racecourses are accessed by Chair 2 and can be easily viewed from the Upper Base Area near Ed & Mully’s restaurant.

Twenty-three junior racers representing the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation will be competing in these events. FVSEF is a nonprofit community-based organization that has been supporting student athletes in the region since 1973. 

A few more volunteers are still needed for gate keeping on Saturday and Sunday’s Slaloms. All volunteers will receive a lift ticket if needed for racecourse access on race days, as well as a complementary lift voucher that can be used anytime in the following 12 months.

For more information or to volunteer, contact hlindh@fvsef.org.