It’s a lot of work for 60 seconds.
At least that’s what David Edry’s wife tells him when the subject of preparing the course for one of the races held each winter at Stratton Mountain comes up. David is the Alpine Program Director and head coach of the Stratton Mountain Winter Sports Program.
Each year, the program hosts several races for the Southern Vermont Council, which includes teams of young competitors from Stratton’s own ski racing program, Bromley Mountain, Mt. Snow, Mt. Snow Academy, Magic Mountain, the Stratton Mountain School and Willard Mountain, from over across the state line in New York. The range of skiing ability, which includes youngsters from under 10 years to under 16, is fairly wide, he says as he discusses what goes on behind the scenes.
[caption id="attachment_14501" align="alignright" width="240"] Mikayla Lathro charges down the course.[/caption]
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