The Telluride team trained three mornings a week throughout the winter for the competition, perfecting routines and honing their skiing skills, mastering synchronicity and dynamic skiing.
The Ghostriders’ team of eight professional ski instructors were first up, with a box routine, completing set maneuvers involving short and medium radius turns, and scoring an 81.25. The Aspen Demo team scored 83.75 out of a possible 100.
On the last pass, the Ghostriders tied with the Aspen Demo team, with competition highs of 85 points respectively, securing second place on the podium.
“It was really cool to come second, as we worked hard on our routines and skiing all winter and it paid off. We will definitely be training even harder next year and try and go one better,” said Willie Glanznig, team member and lead skier.
The Telluride Synchronized Ski Team is a registered nonprofit organization committed to exposing local and regional kids to alpine skiing, providing equipment, clothing and financial aid to help cover the costs of travel and competition.
“We recently applied for and were granted nonprofit status,” said Georgie Leel, president of the organization, “so we can raise money to cover the expenses involved in competing and in turn pass on our passion for the sport and help the local youth meet some of the expenses they may have.”
The team would like to thank Telski for its continued support. For more information, visit www.tellurideghostriders.com.
– Heather Bell