Beaver Creek Powder 8 skiers third in New England
Powder 8 partners Stacey Gerrish and Ginny Creak from Beaver Creek finished third in the New England Synchroski Carving Competition (SSCC) at Suicide Six, Vt, last week. The pair were defending their 2009 championship.The competition was strong with teams from Canada, Colorado and Stowe, Vt. The competition was adapted from the powder 8 format for the East Coast condiitions. Teams raced head-to-head in adjacent lanes and were judged on dynamics, symetry and synchronicity as they vied for speed points (awarded if the last person of the leading team crossed the finish line before the first person of the trailing team).The 2008 champions from Canada, reclaimed the 2010 title from the Beaver Creek 2009 champions. Gerrish and Creak tied for third with Aspen’s Kelly Beairsto and Robynne Ross. Both colorado women’s teams shared the 2010 Women’s Division Title. The SSCC is one of the Synchro ski calendar events along with the U.S. National Powder 8 Championships March 4-5 in Aspen. SSCC, formerly know as the New England Powder 8’s started in 2003 in Jay Peak, Vt., moved to Stowe and this year to Suicide Six as a part of with their 75th year celebrations.Competition schedule continues on April 4-5 when the 12th Aspen Team Diva hosts the 9th Aspen World Synchro Championships here in Aspen where teams of six or eight skiers/telemarkers/snowboarders/adaptive/kids teams are welcome to compete. For more information http://www.aspenteamdiva.com.