NextSnow SEARCH looks for ‘the future’ |

NextSnow SEARCH looks for ‘the future’

Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkNine-year-old Thomas Walsh was the youngest finalist to compete in the Nighttime Big Air Jump at Keystone Saturday night during the Sports Illustrated for Kids NextSnow Search. Listing Vail/Beaver Creek as his hometown mountains, Walsh placed seventh Saturday night amoung skiers.

KEYSTONE – After three days of competition, the Sports Illustrated for Kids NextSnow SEARCH has picked 25 kids aged 9-13 to represent the future of skiing and snowboarding.More than 150 girls and boys, skiers and snowboarders came to Keystone from all across the country to show off their home-grown skills all over the mountain hoping to make the NextSnow SEARCH team. “We’re looking for the kids we feel represent the future of the sport,” NextSnow SEARCH creator Jack Turner said. “There are 25 very happy kids tonight.”Jozy Gessner was the local star of the weekend. Not only did the Breckenridge skier make the NextSnow SEARCH team, Gessner took home the award for best overall female skier.

Sport Illustrated for Kids NextSnow SEARCH teamDuncan Adams, Killington, Vt.Parker White, Mount Snow, Vt.Logan Pehota, Whistler, BCThomas Walsh, VailNils Mindnich, Stowe, Vt.Kyle Smaine, Heavenly, Calif.Jozy Gessner, BreckenridgeMikey Scheufele, Mount Snow, Vt.Grant Murray, SteamboatBrandon Clabaugh, Crested ButteAndre Simonpietri, Alpine Meadows, Calif.Berkley Wilcox, Vail/Beaver CreekJJ Tomlinson, Stratton, Vt.Tucker Perkins, Attitash, N.H.Hans Mindnich, Jay Peak, Vt.Spencer Shaw, Stratton, Vt.Madeline Schaffrick, SteamboatGraham Gray, Sierra Summit, Calif.Brian Kish, Nemacolin Woodlands, Pa.Miles Honens, Alpine Meadows, Calif.Cory Stasinos, Aspen/SnowmassBen Watts, Mt. Hood, Ore.John Turner, DurangoLars Johnson, Whiteface Mtn., N.Y.Taylor Owen, Sunday River, Maine

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