While the skiers headed north, three MSA snowboarders moved south to New Jersey to compete in the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at Mountain Creek on February 15. Max Lyons (Marlboro) placed third in the Open class, Ryan Gormley (Wyckoff, NJ) took second in the 16-and-over class and Bradley Harper (W. Simsbury, CT) came in fourth in the 15-and-under group. All three qualified to move on to the finals, which will be held at Mammoth Mountain, CA, in April.
On the international stage, three MSA alumnae competed at the Sochi Olympics. Devin Logan took silver in the free ski competition, placing second in the slopestyle event. Four-time Olympian Kelly Clark took bronze in the women’s halfpipe. Mogul skier Eliza Outtrim was sixth.