Juniors shred the slopes

Over 200 kids from all over the country came to Powderhorn Mountain this weekend for the USSA Rocky Mountain Division U-12 Championships.

"We got 10 and 11 year olds from all over the state, including as far as Casper, Wyoming and Flagstaff, Arizona,” Program Director of Powderhorn Racing Club, Matthias Schmidt says. “We ever have a few people from the Midwest coming out to join us."

The race was hosted by Powderhorn Racing Club.

"We actually have been hosting this race for eight years in a row,” Schmidt says.

The club is a nonprofit organization that teaches kids how to ski as early as five years old.

"Kids are really developing really fast,” Schmidt says. “There's a lot of great stuff in our division."

The hope is to get young skiers to compete at events like these.

"I like races like this because I’m competitive so I like to compete against other people,” 10-year-old Sarah Mathwig says. “And it's really fun to be able to see what other people are like."

People were able to get a first look at some future Olympians.

"These are 10 and 11 year olds and they're already crushing it at this age,” Schmidt says. “So it's amazing how well we're really doing and how great the kids area skiing already at this age."

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