Weekend events rock the New Year at Attitash Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 4, 2011 7:45 am

Racing stormed its way back onto the slopes of Attitash Mountain Resort this weekend with not one, but two exciting giant slalom events.

Saturday, we saw the return of the 2nd Annual Attitash Giant Slalom, with sixty racers competing in a best of two runs format on the long course from the Coaches Knoll start, challenging a most distinctive course set up.

While still in the early stages of the ski season, guests were treated to a superb display of racing skills, as the field took advantage of the great course conditions resulting from the recent storm.

photo: Attitash Resort

Leading the way across the finish line in their respective divisions were Corey Madden (S 30-49) Jeff Barrows (S 50+) Cameron Hubbard (S 6 & Under) Bailey Laidman (S 7-12) Alexandra Darcy (SF 6 & Under) Jacquelyn Harrington (SF 7-12) Devon Laidman (SF 13-18) Erin Dawicki (SF 19-20) Priscilla Kenney (SF 30-49) and Babs Ryan (SF 50+)

With this event now under their belts, these racers are now gearing up for the start of the Attitash Race League, a season long series of eight races, commencing with the first race on Tuesday, January 4th.  If you race in this area, make sure you sign up now, for yourself or bring a six person team.  [For more information on the Attitash Race League, email cmadden@attitash.com]

The second part of the weekend’s racing double header featured the women racing in the first of the U Go Girl GS race series to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

With seventeen racers competing in four age categories, the ladies tore up the course on the Spillway race arena in this best of two runs event.  Despite some lingering precipitation in the morning, the ladies never hesitated and took to the course with smiles on their faces as they continued to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the goal of raising breast cancer awareness and finding the cure.

 

Setting the pace in their divisions were Lauren Wardle (7-12) Elizabeth Welch (13-18) Nicole Cuerdon (19-29) and Faith Kirkland (50+)

 

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