Mount Snow Academy students had a special treat this week. On Monday, MSA alum, West Dover native, and silver-medal Olympian Devin Logan was in town and came to speak to the students about her experiences getting to and competing in Sochi. Logan reminisced about her own time at MSA, and about the impact of having Olympian Kelly Clark visit the school to talk about her Olympic adventures. On Saturday, MSA students will be part of a Devin Day parade to celebrate Logan’s accomplishments.
DOVER- Mount Snow Academy freeskiers Connor Clayton and Chris Frulla (both of W. Simsbury, CT) were in Park City, UT, last week to take part in the USSA Junior National Championships. Seventy-eight skiers from around the country competed. Clayton qualified second of the 16 skiers who made the finals, and finished seventh overall. This leaves him with a national rating of seventh in slopestyle. Frulla was unable to compete due to illness.
Clayton returned to Vermont on Saturday to take part in the Carinthia Open, an AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) bronze-rated event. Clayton placed third in the pro division, while teammate Ali Perotti (Canaan, CT) took second among women. Clayton will move on to the Dumont Cup, an AFP platinum-rated event scheduled for Sunday River, ME, before heading west again to join the MSA freeski and snowboard teams and compete in the 25th annual USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, CO.
Alpine skiers Arianna Welter (Babylon, NY) and Tess Beyer (Brewster, NY) were among the 89 competitors from the New England states, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,s and Virginia who traveled to Gunstock in New Hampshire for the Francis Piche Invitational for U12 and U14 athletes. Beyer finished 10th overall in the Sunday slalom on a very icy course.