VERMONT – Mount Snow has several freestyle skiers and riders on its professional team and recently two women are proving that while you may earn your paychecks in the west, you earn your stripes in the east.
Kelly Clark is Mount Snow’s original hometown hero. Growing up in West Dover and starting her snowboarding career through the mountain’s on snow school programs, Kelly began a career that has blossomed into the most decorated female rider in the history of the sport. A gold and bronze Olympian, Kelly has her eyes set on the 2014 games in Russia.
Recently Kelly has dominated female superpipe with five straight wins including gold at the X Games where she recorded the first ever 1080 in the pipe by a woman. While Kelly’s on snow career continues to be her focus, her off snow passion is the Kelly Clark Foundation (kellyclarkfoundation.org). Her goal is to provide youth the resources to attend mountain schools and pursue their dreams in snowboarding. Obviously something close to home for Kelly as a Mount Snow Academy alumni.
While Kelly Clark may be West Dover’s favorite daughter there is a new star on the rise coming out of Mount Snow’s ranks. Devin Logan has stormed the women’s freeski world this season having earned bids to major events such as the X Games, Dew Tour, private filming sessions and the Junior World Championships in New Zealand. At the final stop of the Dew Tour Devin took silver in both slopestyle and superpipe.
Devin resembles Kelly in many ways but perhaps the strongest is their reputations for going bigger than any other competitor. No other pros in the business work harder or go bigger than these two Mount Snow women. While this has the potential to create big crashes, fortune favors the bold and bigger is better in the freestyle world. “Mount Snow breeds amazing athletes and I’m glad to be following in the footsteps of an Olympian,” said Devin Logan with respect to her developmental park riding days at her home mountain.
Both Kelly Clark and Devin Logan are professionals in every sense of the word and Mount Snow eagerly watches over their careers with a great sense of pride in their hometown heroes.