by Madison V. Fisler
Jan. 22, 2014. This weekend, Beech Mountain Resort will host the third race in the 2014 High Country Junior Race Series.
On Sunday, Jan. 26, the athletes ranging in age from 4-18 will compete for the fastest times on the mountain in hopes of making the podium and earning the most points for their team.
The High Country Junior Race Series first began almost three decades ago in 1984. What started as a friendly competition between junior skiers became a huge race series that brings together junior athletes, ages 4 to 18, to participate in a series of races held at each ski area, including Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort.
The top three finishers in each category are awarded a medal at the end of each race. Placement of racers earns them points which are collected over the season during the multiple races to be added together for a final season score for the championships, where trophies are awarded to the athletes with the most combined points for the season.
Check out our website next week to find out the results of the exciting race this weekend.
For more information about the High Country Junior Race Series, click here.
Read the articles with the race stats from the two previous 2014 races this season here: