Both disciplines of skiing will be in action this weekend in Jackson and Red Lodge, MT, respectively.

For cross-country skiers, this is the final race for the state championships in two weeks at Pinedale.

The downhillers have another regular-season competition before their state championship early next month.

Yes, the high school skiing seasons are winding down quickly.

Nordic Skiing

This weekend is the Johnny Curtis Memorial Junior National Qualifier at Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson, WY, just west of Jackson.

Since this is a JNQ race, skiers are grouped by age division, but there is a “high school” division. Some participants will be in the U14, U16, U18, or U20 divisions. Others can choose the high school division.

Friday features a 1.3km classic sprint race. The first qualifiers begin at 9 a.m. with finals and heats later in the day.

FRIDAY OVERALL SPRINT RESULTS:

Saturday’s a freestyle race. It’s a mass start and the length of the course is dependent on age. There is a 10km race for older athletes, while U16 is 5km. It also starts at 9 a.m.

SATURDAY OVERALL FREESTYLE RESULTS:

Jackson is hosting teams from Cody/Sheridan, Kelly Walsh, Lander, Laramie, Natrona County, and Pinedale. Athletes from surrounding states will also be in attendance.

Alpine Skiing

The downhill skiers head to Red Lodge, MT for the Cody Invitational.

Friday is the slalom competition. Saturday features the giant slalom racing.

Both days will be held on Lower Limited run, which is one of the best and steepest courses in the region. Approximately 100 racers are expected to compete. Skiers are from Casper, Cody, Jackson, Laramie, and Pinedale.

Both days start at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY UPDATE:

No results. Due to over 10” of fresh snow, conditions were unsafe to race. They are hoping to race on Saturday.

This means Day 1 of the CHS Invite, the slalom race will be added to the PHS race (next weekend at Hogadon).

SATURDAY GS RESULTS:

Jackson's Ava Ulmer won the women's GS in 1:48.05. Jackson's Nick Janssen won the men's race in GS in 1:42.26.

Casper Alpine Skiing Race

Casper Alpine Skiing Race