How to watch Summit County ski mountaineers represent Team USA at Worlds in Switzerland
To catch your fellow Summit County locals competing at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation World Championships in Switzerland this week, visit a live stream at: SkiMo-Villars.ch/
The pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremonies will give way to competition on Sunday at the International Ski Mountaineering Federation World Championships in Villars, Switzerland.
Ten Summit County youth athletes and four senior women are representing the United States at the event.
Competitions will begin with Sunday’s sprint race, which will feature Summit locals Sierra Anderson, Nikki LaRochelle and Kate Zander competing in the senior women’s division. In the junior division, Max Bonenberger will race while Elsa Bates, Paul Hans, Mark Jardim and Grace Staberg will compete in the cadet division.
The sprint race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., local Swiss time, which is eight hours ahead of local Colorado Mountain Standard Time (1 a.m. MST).
The individual youth races will follow on Monday, where Bonenberger, Finn Remias and Sam Wescott will compete in the junior division. In the cadet division, Summit locals Connor Albin, Elsa Bates and Grace Staberg will race.
The individual senior race will follow on Tuesday, as Anderson, LaRochelle and Zander will compete.
Wednesday’s vertical race will feature the most total competitors, 220, including Breckenridge local Jaime Brede in the senior women’s division. In the junior and cadet divisions, Sam Burke and Jeremiah Vaille will join Albin, Bates, Bonenberger, Remias, Staberg and Wescott.
On Thursday, the team race will feature Anderson, Brede, LaRochelle and Zander. And to round out the week on Friday, the relay race will include Anderson, Bonenberger, Brede and Staberg.
To stay up-to-date with results through the week and to catch the live-stream footage, visit SkiMo-Villars.ch.
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