Snowfall arrives just in time for 2015 Ski Your Age event

The timing couldn’t have been better for this year’s Ski Your Age event, which took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26.

A storm blew in on Christmas Day and dumped a ton of fresh snow on the Lookout Mountain trails. By the next day, the storm had calmed down giving the groomers enough time to get the trails groomed. 

There were 71 participants in this year’s event.

The biggest challenge of the day came during the first couple hours because Ohlson Mountain Road hadn’t been plowed from the Christmas Day snowfall. A number of cars got stuck or stuck behind stuck cars. Dots Sherwood and Gary Scholz were one of the cars stuck in a line waiting to get through to the event. Sherwood got a head start on her ski by jumping out of the car, throwing on her skis and skiing down the road to get to the event. 

The Ski Your Age event not only is an opportunity for the ski community to get out and enjoy the fresh snow, but also to show support for the Homer High School Mariner Ski Team. 

Organizers of the event give a big shout out to the hard work the groomers put in early the morning of the event. They had a lot of snow to groom and they did an amazing job.

 

Century Club (skied 100 minus their age in kilometers)
Ken Jones – 29
Mike Gracz – 45
Marylou Burton – 15
Richard Burton – 17.5
George Matz – 27
Stan Purington – 36

Sundowners (skied 50 kilometers during daylight hours)
Annie Ridgely – 50
Pete Alexson – 50

Skimeisters (skied their age or more in kilometers)
Pete Alexson – 50
Annie Ridgely – 50
Jeramy Gee – 37
Schmidt – 31.5
Emily Schmidt – 30
Aleta Phelps – 30
Marie Schmidt – 22.5
Katie Davis – 22.5
Maggie Bursch – 22.5
Jacob Davis – 21
Caleb Rauch – 19
Mia Alexson – 18
Tadgh Scholz – 17
Sarah Wolf – 17
Casey Otis – 13.5
Eryn Field – 10
Sylvia Clemens – 10
Elsa Otis – 9
Johannes Bynagle – 8
Clyde Clemens – 6.75

Family Ski Challenge (kilometers skied as a family)
Schmidt – 115.5
Walls/Alexson – 88
Stenger/Gracz – 79
Davis – 68.5
Rauch – 67
Bergholtz – 64
Bursch – 48.3
O’Laire – 42
Otis – 38.25
Steyer/Szarzi – 36
Clemens – 33.5
Burton – 32.5
Scholz – 30.5
Bynagle – 30
Field – 20
Kildan/Rojek – 17.5

People that skied someone else’s age
Lisa Wood – 35
Tim Blackmon – 34
Carlin Rauch – 34
Michelle Stenger – 34
Tara Schmidt – 22.5
Derek Bynagle – 20
Judy Steyer – 18
Nicky Szarzi – 18
Janna Davis – 17.5
Sydney Thielke – 16.5
Emilie Otis – 15.75
Tim Schmidt – 14.5
Paul Rauch – 14
Chris Bergoltz – 14
Mike Bergoltz – 14
Diane Ditton – 14
Ruth Dickerson – 13.5
Ithaca Bergoltz – 13
Berit Bergoltz – 12
Alex Bergoltz – 11
Alina Bursch – 10
Carmen Field – 10
David Clemens – 10
Kara Clemens – 10
Eryn Field – 10
Tom Bursch – 9
Dots Sherwood – 8.5
Alex Moseley – 8
Johannes Bynagle – 8
Lee Davis – 7.5
Catie Bursch – 6.8
Sylvia Clemens – 6.75
Clyde Clemens – 6.75
Gary Scholz – 5
Marie Alexson – 5
Robyn Walls – 5
Lake Alexson – 5
Lawson Walls – 5
Fred Berney – 2.25
Etta Bynagle – 2

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