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Masters racers face high winds at Jans Cup

Amy Lanzel, For The Park Record

The "Wolf" huffed and puffed, but couldn’t keep the Intermountain Masters from completing a three-day slalom event last weekend. 0

The spring-like weather on Friday greeted racers at Wolf Mountain for the first day of slalom races at the resort in Eden. However, Saturday brought wind delays that nearly cut the day’s races short. As the winds carried into the afternoon Saturday, racers had to be towed by snowmobile to the start of the second run after the lift had been shut down for the day due to high winds. Kudos to the staff at Wolf for making the day complete. Kudos to the racers for hanging tough.

Snow conditions were rough throughout the weekend as the recent fluctuations in the weather had led to a firm, icy snow. On Friday, Arsen Harutyunyan and Jenny Badger, both of Park City, had the two fastest combined times for the day in the men’s and women’s races. Craig Norton of Park City was second overall and Bobby Skinner tossed out the third overall time for the day in the men’s division. Karen Keating rocked out two sweet runs to grab the second overall women’s time for the day and Beth Sarazine of South Ogden rolled into the third overall position for the day.

Top 3 men’s overall weekend winners:

1. Arsen Harutyunyan 2. Craig Norton

3. Bobby Skinner

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Top 3 women overall weekend Winners:

1. Dana Alexandrescu

2. Beth Sarazine

3. Karen Keating

The weekend was completed with an outstanding awards party hosted by Wolf Mountain. Live music by Tom Reinerth of Dominator Wax was the highlight, along with pizza and cold beer donated by Intermountain Masters. Congratulations to all the racers who gave it their best. Masters truly know how to put on a great race and have a fabulous time no matter what Mother Nature brings. Last weekend saw a warm Friday, a blustery Saturday, and a cool, yet sunny Sunday that’s ski racing. Special thanks to Dominator Wax, Tom Reinerth and Kirk Langford for an outstanding weekend.

This weekend the Intermountain Masters are holding a two-day slalom event at the Canyons Resort in Park City. For more information, or to find out how to join in the fun life of master ski racing, go to http://www.intermountainmasters.org.