The Intermountain Youth Festival, is a championships for skiers ages 6 to 14 from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. About 225 skiers gathered at Utah Olympic Park in Park City for 2 days of fun and exciting racing.
Events included a skate race, an obstacle course race, and classic race. In the skate race Team Soldier Hollow’s Jack Jarret and Mason Heimburger took 4th and 5th in the U12 boys category. Joseph Jackson also finished in the top 10 with a 9th place in the U14 boys.
The obstacle course was the second event on Saturday and included a slalom section, bumps, a jump, hay bail hoping, backwards skiing and more. Top Soldier Hollow finishers included Joseph Jackson 8th in the U14 boys, Jack Jarret 10th in the U12 boys, and Sara Livingstone 10th in the U12 girls.
The speed trap was a fun event designed to challenge skiers courage! Joseph Jackson started at the highest start gate on the ski jump landing hill and hit 48 mph!!!
Saturday evening the fun continued with a celebration at Jupiter Bowl!!! Kids ate great food, did some bowling, played arcade games and even danced! Saturday was definitely an action packed day!!!
The final and best event for Team Soldier Hollow was the classic race. Jack Jarrett and Mason Heimburger again led the way with a 2nd and 3rd in the U12 boys. Sara Livingstone had a fantastic day finishing 4th in the U12 girls. Joseph Jackson demonstrated consistency with an 8th place in the U14 boys.
Other Soldier Hollow competitors included: Kenyon Bethke, Logan Chamberlain, Reed Chamberlain, Austin Cox, Christian Haight, Rachel Haight, and Joshua Livingstone.
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Spring weather is here and so are end of season races!!! We have some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. Check it out...
Intermountain Youth Festival - Feb 22nd and 23rd the best U14 racers from the Intermountain Region will gather at Utah Olympic Park for 2 days of racing and fun. Events include: mass start skate race, terrain park, obstacle course, and individual start classic race. Results, photos, and updates will be posted here throughout the event.
Wasatch Citizen Series - Feb 22nd. Too old for the Youth Festival? Head to the Farm for the final WCS race of the year!
British Columbia Championships - Feb 26 to March 3. Team SoHo will be leading a trip of All-Utah skiers to Canada for 3 days of racing. Teams from Canada, Sun Valley, Bozeman, and Jackson (to name just a few) will be there for a competitive weekend of races.
West Yellowstone Rendezvous - March 7 to 9. The Comp Team will be returning to West Yellowstone, where our on snow season began, for a test of endurance. The team has been challenged to beat coach Morgan in the 25km Freestyle race. The weekend will conclude with a fun ski into West Yellowstone National Park.
SkierX at SoHo - March 15. Comp and Devo Team skiers will celebrate the season with SkierX and awards =)
The Intermountain Youth Festival is a FUN race series for skiers of all speeds age 13 and younger. This event travels around Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. This year we are lucky to have it in Park City on February 22nd and 23rd!!!
Here is the schedule for the fun filled weekend:
Saturday, Feb 22:
10:15 U8/U10 1km Freestyle Mass Start Race
10:45 U12 2km Freestyle Mass Start Race
11:15 U14 3km Freestyle Mass Start Race
12:00 – 3:00 Obstacle Course and Terrain Park Events
U8 – U12 Terrain Event First (Obstacle Course after)
U14 Obstacle Course First (Terrain Event after)
5:00 – 8:00pm Award Banquet. Includes: dinner, bowling, social event at Jupiter Bowl.
Sunday, Feb 23:
9:00am Classic Individual Start Races
Order as follows, boys then girls (exact start times will be available Sat evening):
U8/10 – 1km
U12 – 2km
U14 – 3km
11:30 Coach Race on Terrain Event (cheer on the coaches!!!)
12:00 Lunch Feed and Final Awards
The cost of this event is $70 for 4 races plus the awards dinner & social event at Jupiter Bowl (they rented out the whole place!!!) AND it includes lunch on Sunday.
To register please download the forms below and return them to Soldier Hollow by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14!!! You may also email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and call in payment, 435.654.2002. There is a $15 fee for late registration.
All the Fast Females from Soldier Hollow got together for fun afternoon of skiing in skirts, poster decorating, face painting and FUN! Check it out:
Team Soldier Hollow had another exciting weekend on our home course at the Super Qualifier. This is the biggest junior race in the USA with over 650 participants between the ages of 6 and 20. Friday the racing began with classic skiing. Mother nature provided us with some 32 degree wind blown snow just to make the kick waxing ulta challenging. A big shout out to our wax and support crew of Coaches Maddie, Ben, Tricia and Morgan PLUS a HUGE thanks to all the parents who helped and brought tons of delicious treats for the Team tent!
Now to the races - Friday was a classic sprint for the older kids and a classic distance race for the youngsters. Highlights included - Felix Firth 2nd place in the U14 boys, Mason Heimburger 10th place in the U12 boys, Sara Livingstone and Sophia Burkemo 12th and 13th in the U12 girls, Maddus Leonard 4th in the U10 boys. As a coach the highlight of the day was seeing all the kids give it their best with challenging classic conditions on Hermods Hill!!!
Saturday was the skate day. We woke up to fresh snow and some rain. All the races were mass start. It was great experience skiing in large groups. Even the U14 category has almost 100 racers!!! Highlights of the day included - Jack Jarrett 7th & Mason Heimburger 13th for U12 boys, Felix Frith 10th in the U14 boys, Sophia Burkemo 11th in the U12 girls, and Maddux Leonard demonstrating consistency with another 4th in the U10 boys. Honorable mention to Fischer Heimburger who broke a pole, then crashed off the course and came by the bottom of Hermods on lap 1 in 68th. By lap 3 he had moved up to 28th and skied the 19th and 14th fastest laps for lap 2 and 3. It was a great example of perseverance and determination.
Despite the weekend's weather we had over 30 Team Soldier Hollow racers throughout the weekend!!! It was great to see so many green and blue suits flying around!!!