After a dismal, nearly snowless winter last year, New England’s ski resorts are winding up a much better season. And some of its young athletes are having a pretty good run too. Maine Public’s Fred Bever attended the U.S. Championships at Maine’s Sugarloaf resort.
The season got a monster start right out of the gate, when Vermont’s Killington Ski Resort attracted the region’s first World Cup event in a quarter-century.
More than 10,000 spectators showed up, many of them to see Olympic and World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin, a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, race in the women’s slalom.