FIS Race Report | Mission Ridge Ski Resort
Spring like temperatures greeted a group of WMSC FIS athletes that recently ventured south of the border for a 6 race series at Mission Ridge Ski Resort just outside of Wenatchee Washington. A large field and a broken chairlift created some scheduling challenges which unfortunately forced the cancellation of one of the girls GS races.
In many ways Mission Ridge is like stepping back in time. The access road leads to a large dirt parking lot with a dated but cozy day lodge with spotty WIFI and intermittent cell service. We even saw the return of an old school paper scoreboard as Live Timing was so unreliable the timing shack simply turned off the connection.
The warm temperatures had almost no impact on the racing surface which held up brilliantly throughout the race series. For many of the athletes it was their first time riding fixed grip two seat chairlifts without safety bars but everyone agreed that the terrain made for a great race hill.
The 20 minute drive back to town each day provided great views of the Wenatchee Valley apple orchards and the spectacular Columbia River that flows right through town.
Podium highlights for the WMSC:
3rd Place: Alexa Brownlie March 12 SL
2nd Place: Alexa Brownlie March 13 SL
Other Notable Top 10 WMSC Results:
4th Place: Felix Shorter March 12 SL
7th Place: Felix Shorter March 13 SL
8th Place: Adam Usher March 14 SG
9th Place: Jack Thomas March 14 SG
10th Place: Adam Usher March 16 GS
8th Place: Ella Kaufman March 16 SG
8th Place: Ella Kaufman March 17 SG
9th Place: Adam Usher March 17 GS
Hard Charger “Attack From the Back” Awards:
Ries Holmes SL
Jack Thomas SG