High Altitude Society: Beaver Creek race series hosts finals

On Monday, the GoPro Beaver Creek Race Series held its finals at Beaver Creek Resort. It was a bit of a sweep with the Bold Property race team taking to the podium in dominant fashion. Bold women’s skiers Natalia Biederman took first place; Euginnia Manseau took second; and Phoebe Heaydon swept the podium. In the men’s it was Bold’s Brandon Dyksterhouse in first and Scott House in second. Local ski race talent and NCAA All-American Erika Ghent has joined others in upping the competition this season. Former U.S. Ski Team member John Kemp also rallied this season in the race series.

The Beaver Creek Race Series has taken an upswing with steeper competition.

“This is one of the best race series in North America,” said Craig Heaydon, father of 8-year-old ski phenom Phoebe Heaydon. The series features snowboard races and telemark skiing as well. This year’s final shootout series win for telemark went to Dr. Matt Kamper, who has a background in ski racing and can’t seem to get it out of his system. “Some of my best friends are ski racers,” Kamper said.

The entire GoPro Beaver Creek Race Series community celebrated another successful series at Agave in Avon culminating another great season. There is sure to be more to come in the years to follow.

Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events, fundraisers for nonprofits and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at highaltitudesociety@vaildaily.com.


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