Over 300 skiers from throughout the US and Canada traveled to Craftsbury for the opening Eastern Cup race of the 2018-2019 season. Despite the unfortunate warm weather of the past days the grooming staff was able to provide racers with a fair track for the mornings qualification. During the course of the morning the temperature dropped 20 degrees allowing water to drain from the snow and make a fast surface.
The afternoon was full of heat action – starting with Masters, then Open (which included junior and senior skiers), then U16 and U18/U20’s. Competitors, coaches and spectators were as excited to kick off the competitive season as they were to welcome the more seasonable temperatures and the return of a gentle snowfall. The races were augmented with the rich voice and historic commentary of Peter Graves.
Tomorrow’s Freestyle Race has been changed to an interval start due to snow conditions – stay tuned to the VTCM for start lists and updates. See you tomorrow.