Vail Mountain School collects state titles in boys, girls skiing
February 24, 2017
Steamboat Springs — After two days of heated competition on the snow in Steamboat Springs, it was Vail Mountain that rose to the top of the field at the 2017 CHSAA Colorado State High School Skiing Championships.
The competition included 15 teams and hundreds of athletes from schools across the state competing in giant slalom and slalom events on the Alpine side, and freestyle (skate) and Classic events on the Nordic side.
The Gore Rangers dominated the boys with 671 points — 94 points more than second-place Battle Mountain. Aspen came in third with 567 points.
The team from Steamboat Springs placed fifth in the field of 15 teams.
Vail Mountain trailed both Battle Mountain and Aspen headed into the final event, but raced to the title in the final event — the 5-kilometer classic at Howelsen Hill.
Gore Rangers’ Bridget Donovan and Maddie Donovan went one-and-two in the women's classic race, giving the team the boost it needed.
Final standings are as follows.
Vail Mountain, 671
Battle Mountain, 577
Steamboat Springs, 540
Middle Park, 528
Eagle Valley, 351
Clear Creek, 329
Lake County, 315
Platte Canyon, 263
Ridge View, 66
Vail Mountain, 610
Middle Park, 483
Eagle Valley, 455
Steamboat Springs, 379
Clear Creek, 319