Although this year’s ski season may be coming to a close, racing on the national scene is just starting to heat up. The nordic skiing Junior National Championship races will be held this week in Soldier Hollow, Utah, on the tails of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Vermonters make up more than half of the 2018 New England team, and many of them live and train in the Burlington area.
Each year, the most talented high school skiers compete throughout the winter for a chance to race at the Junior National Championships. To qualify, athletes must compete in eight races that are held over four weekends through the season. Skiers score points based on their performances each race. At the end of the season, the skiers with the highest scoring points in their best 3-4 races are selected for the teams.Read More