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Banner Elk Cafe Tied for First in SMARL Ski Standings, One Week Left in 2016 Season

By Jesse Wood

There is one week left in the Sugar Mountain Adult Race League’s 2016 season, and Banner Elk Cafe is tied for first place with Team Sugar in the ski standings with 100 points apiece. Ski Country A is eyeing an end-of-season medal as they sit comfortably in third place at 95 points, seven points ahead of the next team in the standings.

Meanwhile in the snowboard category, Edge of the World and Sugar Ski School are also tied for first place in the snowboard standings. Modern Rustic meanwhile is in third and last place.

This is now the 13th season of SMARL, which is described as an underground beer league for local skiers and snowboarders. The competition is held on Mondays and is six weeks long, held in January and February. The event, which has a capacity of 100 and hardly much turnover year to year, sells out quickly usually around Thanksgiving time – without the benefits of advertising.

See individual results from the fifth week of competition and the team standings as of Week 5 below:

MNARL Team Standings 2016 week5-1

2-8-16 MNARL