The skiing season for high school teams is in full swing with both downhill and cross country teams in competition on the same weekend for the first time.

Alpine Skiing

The 2020 season started with practice back in late November, but Friday and Saturday is the first high school competition. Laramie hosts its two-day invitational at Snowy Range Ski Area.

The downhill skiers will be competing on the backside of the resort, which is a change from previous years. Another switch for Alpine skiers is each weekend will feature slalom racing on one day and giant slalom the other day.

The Laramie Invitational will be contested on Sundance run with a slalom on Friday and giant slalom on Saturday. Both days of skiing start at 10 a.m.

Casper Kelly Walsh, Casper Natrona County, Cody, Jackson, and Pinedale will join the host school, Laramie, for action on the slopes.


Cody's McKinley Ross and Jackson' Nicholas Janssen won both the slalom and giant slalom races at the Laramie Invitational.

Jackson swept the team titles, while Cody and Kelly Walsh were second and third in both genders.

Nordic Skiing

It’s the third weekend of competition for cross country skiers. They are at the White Pines Nordic Center for the Pinedale Invitational.

Friday features a 5Km skate or freestyle race beginning at noon. The Saturday schedule will begin at 10 a.m. with a 7.5Km classic race.

Casper Kelly Walsh, Casper Natrona County, Cody, Jackson, Lander, Laramie, and the host, Pinedale, will be competing at this event.


Kaylynn Sandall of Lander won the Friday girls' Freestyle race, while Laramie's Abigail Whitman captured the Classic race on Saturday. Lander's Kaleb Simonson swept both days of racing on the boys' side.

The Lander girls and Laramie boys prevailed in the team standings.

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