Camden Snow Bowl draws hundreds of skiers for Seacoast Classic race

Posted:  Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:30pm
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On Jan. 28, the Camden Snow Bowl again hosted the Seacoast Classic, drawing 225 skiers from around the state for a Kombi race. The past few years this race has been run under MARA (Maine Alpine Racing Association) guidelines as a Kombi. This is a combination of both slalom (smaller tighter) and giant slalom (larger, straighter) turns, designed in such a way as to challenge skiers to transition back and forth smoothly.

Generally a Kombi style race also includes at least one small jump to further challenge the skiers. This event is one of only a few Kombi races held in New England each year and is proving to be a big draw. More than 120 racers attended from as far away as Fort Kent and from racing programs at Lost Valley, Sugarloaf and others.   

 The Seacoast Classic followed the Camden Snow Bowl's Friday Night Racing series on Jan. 26 and a Middle School race on Saturday, Jan. 27.  It was a  busy three days of racing.  The stats below include all the work and racers for these three races.
 
A small army of dedicated volunteers worked alongside Camden Snow Bowl staff in the weeks leading up to the race to prepare.  The warm weather make creating a safe and snow covered surface very challenging and by the end of two runs, brown earth was beginning to show through the deep ruts in the soft, snow surface.  
 
Some interesting Kombi stats:
  • Almost 1/2 mile of B-net was installed
  • 1,500 feet of timing wire was pulled
  • Multiple jumps and start mounds were moved and built
  • Dozens of hours of extensive grooming was performed all last week on two race trails
  • More than 250 gates were drilled into (mostly) snow
  • An unknown (but massive) quantity of bagels and french fries were sold
  • 225 skiers from more than a dozen teams and from as far away as Fort Kent travelled to our mountain to race
  • More than 550 race runs were taken
  • 14 custom-made awards were designed and built
  • Race bibs from 3 decades ago were used due to high number of registrants
  • 2,397 photos were taken by adoring ski moms and dads
  • Zero significant injuries occured
  • A million smiles were shared
A visiting coach was overheard remarking at our mountain's unique ability to efficiently deliver such a high quality level of racing with a primarily volunteer crew under the most challenging conditions. 
 
“Simply put, we have some of the best people in the business,” reported the Ragged Mountain Ski Club.

Results 

Table 1

Bib

Clas

Name

Ge

nCdelurb

Run 1

Run 2

FInal

Place

 

U8 Girls

2

U8

Atalanta Roberts

F

CSB

90.59

91.84

182.43

1

 

5

U8

Lorelai Simard

F

SHAW

89.31

93.76

183.07

2

 

1

U8

Maggie McCarthy

F

CSB

96.93

91.7

188.63

3

 

16

U8

Kuhn Hopkins

F

PVSC

103.64

110.92

214.56

4

 

6

U8

Pearl Yetman

F

CSB

DSQ

DSQ

     

4

U8

Maddy Taylor

F

CVA

         

U8 Boys

173

U8

Dan Rusu

M

PVSC

89.5

100.03

189.53

1

 

8

U8

Oliver Cyr

M

PVSC

90.66

106.59

197.25

2

 

7

U8

Reed Michaud

M

VRT

DSQ

81.88

 

3

 

9

U8

Caleb Saucier

M

VRT

DSQ

87.63

 

4

 

U10 Girls

10

U10

Haidyn Saucier

F

VRT

69.61

74.87

144.48

   

18

U10

Hailey Marquis

F

CSB

74.09

74.3

148.39

   

14

U10

Avery Cologna

F

LVRC

74.58

75.04

149.62

   

174

U10

Hadlye Long

F

CVA

75.12

75.29

150.41

   

13

U10

Olive Walker

F

CSB

74.89

77.13

152.02

   

19

U10

Luise Rueter

F

CVA

77.89

78.09

155.98

   

21

U10

Ainsley Ford

F

SMC

78.73

79.4

158.13

   

11

U10

Brynn Newsom

F

CSB

78.54

79.67

158.21

   

20

U10

Madison O'Brien

F

CVA

82.84

87.62

170.46

   

171

U10

Andreea Rusu

F

PVSC

84.11

88.45

172.56

   

26

U10

Olive Conover

F

CSB

92.07

96.75

188.82

   

22

U10

Ravita Py Nakjaroen

F

CSB

79.77

113.99

193.76

   

25

U10

Willa Yetman

F

CSB

100.15

98.36

198.51

   

24

U10

Ebba Hidestrand

F

CSB

125.47

106.3

231.77

   

23

U10

Amelia Mills

F

CSB

DSQ

90.01

     

12

U10

Estelle Chase

F

CSB

DSQ

91.52

     

s

1

17

U10

Ula Durow

F

CSB

DSQ

DSQ

     

U10 Boys

30

U10

Tanner Bland

M

CVA

65.46

66.53

131.99

   

3

U10

Oliver Whipple

M

CVA

65.77

68.37

134.14

   

27

U10

Trevor Nichols

M

SMC

65.33

71.12

136.45

   

37

U10

Sawyer Shanaman

M

LVRC

73.07

73.24

146.31

   

36

U10

Tate Hearst

M

CSB

80.02

79.36

159.38

   

39

U10

Adam McClure

M

PVSC

86.52

92.29

178.81

   

35

U10

Ian Beal

M

CSB

90.66

94.89

185.55

   

40

U10

Larson Castle

M

CSB

104.51

113.48

217.99

   

28

U10

Oliver Lee

M

CSB

DSQ

83.14

     

34

U10

Hudson Barry

M

SMC

68.55

DNF

     

33

U10

Wyatt Marquis

M

VRT

71.38

       

32

U10

Ty Taylor

M

CVA

74.53

       

29

U10

Daniel Weller

M

LIBERTY

         

38

U10

Alexander Farahpour

M

LMRT

         

U12 Girls

43

U12

Charlie Koenig

F

CVA

58.82

61.79

120.61

   

51

U12

Ava Beaudin

F

LVRC

68.7

65.83

134.53

   

52

U12

Gigi Grosset

F

CVA

67.74

67.11

134.85

   

42

U12

Eva Levin

F

CVA

69.93

67.61

137.54

   

44

U12

Ella Voisine

F

VRT

68.65

69.82

138.47

   

49

U12

Emerson Bois

F

VRT

69.07

70.08

139.15

   

41

U12

Zola Roberts

F

CSB

68.96

71.71

140.67

   

47

U12

Maggie Metzler

F

CSB

76.11

77.9

154.01

   

45

U12

Greer LaFiura

F

CSB

77.62

77.06

154.68

   

15

U12

Ava Tobias

F

CSB

79.94

79.17

159.11

   

50

U12

Julia Glass

F

SMC

79.73

79.92

159.65

   

46

U12

Julia Shearer

F

PVSC

82.84

92.66

175.5

   

48

U12

Marilou Mayhorn

F

CSB

103.1

100.55

203.65

   

U12 Boys

53

U12

Kaden Theriault

M

VRT

57.53

55.51

113.04

   

2

55

U12

Tyler Bland

M

CVA

56.59

57.65

114.24

   

61

U12

Landon Marquis

M

CSB

63.05

64.62

127.67

   

65

U12

Ansel Goode

M

CVA

67.59

67.8

135.39

   

57

U12

Walker Marquis

M

VRT

68.08

68.08

136.16

   

64

U12

Thomas O'Brien

M

CVA

68.92

70.39

139.31

   

60

U12

Hunter Cyr

M

PVSC

70.68

72.86

143.54

   

66

U12

Quinn Michaud

M

VRT

64.87

79.5

144.37

   

56

U12

Oliver Castle

M

ROCKPOR

74.91

77.29

152.2

   

69

U12

Bennett Cohen

M

CSB

85.62

90.36

175.98

   

67

U12

Isaac Hoshide

M

PVSC

87.78

92.14

179.92

   

54

U12

Caleb Lavertu

M

VRT

DNF

60.33

     

59

U12

Ethan Levesque

M

LVRC

DNF

73.48

     

58

U12

Jack Brocke

M

LVRC

DSQ

76.76

     

63

U12

Iain Larsen-Leavins

M

CSB

77.43

DSQ

     

62

U12

Wesley Mayhorn

M

CSB

DSQ

DSQ

     

68

U12

Jake Wagner

M

CVA

115.23

       

U14 Girls

72

U14

Mallory Sirois

F

VRT

60.72

60.95

121.67

   

82

U14

Nya Wolfe

F

CVA

60.62

61.25

121.87

   

75

U14

Danielle Michaud

F

CVA

61.5

63.51

125.01

   

81

U14

Taylor Gordon

F

CVA

68.36

58.43

126.79

   

70

U14

Morgan Cyr

F

VRT

62.53

64.51

127.04

   

78

U14

Macey Whipple

F

CVA

62.45

66.56

129.01

   

71

U14

Darci Pelletier

F

VRT

66.12

65.73

131.85

   

89

U14

Teagan Barry

F

SMC

66.21

66.87

133.08

   

84

U14

Abigail Williams

F

ROCKPOR

65.45

67.79

133.24

   

76

U14

Elly Sirois

F

VRT

68.9

67.5

136.4

   

77

U14

Natalie Brocke

F

LVRC

67.69

70.78

138.47

   

90

U14

Lily Stowe

F

CSB

72.34

71.25

143.59

   

73

U14

Charlotte Taylor

F

CSB

74.26

72.74

147

   

88

U14

Elyse Nadeau

F

PVSC

81.24

81.04

162.28

   

74

U14

Lizzie Larsen-Leavins

F

CSB

84.75

86.18

170.93

   

3

92

U14

Madison Tritt

F

PVSC

81.1

94.6

175.7

   

85

U14

Mira Kelly

F

VRT

78.35

103.9

182.25

   

91

U14

Elli Sea Andrus

F

CVA

DNF

57.52

     

80

U14

Brooke Boone

F

CVA

DNF

62.7

     

83

U14

Madeline Marcisso

F

CVA

DNF

66.37

     

79

U14

Ruby Poland

F

CVA

DNF

69.31

     

86

U14

Lily Jessen

F

CVA

         

87

U14

Hannah Osmer

F

SMC

         

U14 Boys

94

U14

Samuel Roy

M

VRT

54.85

55.47

110.32

   

96

U14

Pierre Hickey

M

VRT

56.09

57.12

113.21

   

97

U14

Griffin Sibley

M

VRT

56.59

57.55

114.14

   

95

U14

Brit LaFiura

M

CSB

59.72

59.25

118.97

   

101

U14

Jaxon Lowe

M

CSB

65.26

63.02

128.28

   

102

U14

Andre Sirois

M

VRT

61.32

72.51

133.83

   

99

U14

Ryan Southworth

M

CSB

67.83

66.15

133.98

   

100

U14

Zakery Chadbourne

M

PVSC

74.59

73.54

148.13

   

103

U14

Jett Lindelof

M

CSB

104.79

61.36

166.15

   

104

U14

Robert Suckow

M

LVRC

DSQ

67.89

     

98

U14

Maxwell Bois

M

VRT

61.12

DNF

     

93

U14

Matthew Voisine

M

VRT

61.35

DSQ

     

U16 Girls

106

U16

Jordan Cummings

F

LVRC

57.94

59.47

117.41

   

105

U16

Annabelle Williams

F

CSB

72.13

64.51

136.64

   

107

U16

Lydia Simon

F

VRT

67.4

DSQ

     

U16 Boys

110

U16

Jacob Roy

M

VRT

52.61

53.66

106.27

   

109

U16

Jacob Tyler

M

BAPST

55.39

54.35

109.74

   

116

U16

Devon Smith

M

CSB

56.79

56.51

113.3

   

108

U16

Oscar Horovitz

M

CSB

56.31

57.88

114.19

   

113

U16

Noah Lachance

M

CSB

64.78

61.48

126.26

   

114

U16

Maxim Long

M

SPRT

64.16

66.19

130.35

   

4

112

U16

Devin Gagnon

M

VRT

78.05

56.9

134.95

   

115

U16

Rhys White

M

CSB

76.97

63.3

140.27

   

111

U16

Ethan Andrus

M

CSB

DNF

74.5

     

U19 Girls

119

U19

Abigail Tyler

F

BAPST

56.19

56.07

112.26

   

120

U19

Jessie Mann

F

CSB

65.72

62.31

128.03

   

117

U19

Courtney King

F

CSB

59.03

102.8

161.83

   

118

U19

Sydney White

F

CSB

65.84

       

U19 Boys

124

U19

Michael Frampton

M

KH

53.12

52.82

105.94

   

122

U19

Ben Tyler

M

HAMPDEN

54.3

53

107.3

   

121

U19

Sawyer King

M

CSB

54.82

55.09

109.91

   

123

U19

Caellen Roberts

M

CSB

DNF

DNF

 

 

 

     

 

About the photographer:

John Steele came to Camden 29 years ago for vacation from Utah.

“As I stood overlooking the harbor I had the thought and feeling this is a very unique and special place and I could live here; great people, great food and a magical coast,” he said. “In Utah I was a pharmacist for the University of Utah Orthopedic Hospital, and taught skiing before settling down and a photographer.

“Over the last 20 years I have had three subjects my camera and I are passionate about Utah’s Wild Horses, a personal project in Vietnam and of coarse my dogs.

“Currently I volunteer at the Camden Snow Bowl teaching the fourth grade school program. I will be returning to Vietnam to finish an11year photographic project, lastly continue my work for our Nation’s National Treasure our Wild Horses. I find the people here very unique and would want to start a project around them. Hopefully the community will let me do so realizing I just want to capture their individual uniqueness to share. So many great faces!”

John Steele http://www.johnsteelephotography.com

mailto:johnsteelephotography@Gmail.com