Okemo skiers and riders return from NASTAR nationals with medals

LUDLOW, Vt. – With 28 racers, Okemo Mountain Resort was the second-best represented resort at the 2018 NASTAR Nationals at Squaw Valley, Calif., and placed fourth overall out of 63 resorts. Team Okemo won the Silver Division of the team race. The Blount Family had a very strong showing taking second place in the family race.

Twenty-one of the racers made the podium in their respective age groups.

Bronze DivisionMary McDonald – 2nd place

 Silver Division –

Joanne Brissette – 1st place

Barb Brumbaugh – 1st place

Archie Cameron – 1st place

Luke Cronin – 1st place

Stephen Ludwig Sr. – 2nd place

Ryan Cameron – 3rd place

Kyra Dwyer – 3rd place

Gold Division –

Lauchie Cameron – 1st place

Herb Maierle – 1st place

Bob Morell – 1st place

Jen Blount – 2nd place

Cami Blount – 3rd place

Jim Blount – 3rd place

Platinum –

Christine Jenne -2nd place

Pat Moore – 2nd place

Chloe Blount – 3 place

Dylan Edwards – 3 place

Snowboard –

Lauchie Cameron – 1st place

Pat Moore – 1st place

NASTAR stands for National Standard Race and is the largest public grassroots ski-racing program in the world. Founded in 1968, NASTAR gives recreational racers an opportunity to compete and compare their scores to friends and family regardless of when and where they race using the NASTAR handicap system. NASTAR was developed by SKI Magazine in 1968 and now boasts more than 100,000 races at more than 100 resorts around the country. Racers are scored with a handicap system that provides participants with a tangible number, or handicap, that represents their ability against U.S. Ski Team athletes and pacesetters. Today, NASTAR is operated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

For information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please call 802-228-1600 or visit www.okemo.com.

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