Red Mountain Racer September Stefani won two silver medals in the final competition of the Matrix Western Canadian Ski Cross Series.

Red Mountain Racer conquers Matrix Western Ski Cross Series

A Red Mountain Racer brought home two silver medals from the final competition of the Matrix Western Ski Cross Series.

A Red Mountain Racer brought home two silver medals from the final competition of the Matrix Western Ski Cross Series.

The competition took place in Fernie on March 12 and 13, and September Stefani, 16, won silver in both Open Women events.

Stefani has been a Red Mountain Racer since 2010, but this was her first year competing in all three of the Western Ski Cross competitions.

“It was really fun because that was the first time I actually went to all three Ski Crosses,” she said. “I usually just go to one, and it was just nice to see people over and over again that I’d met at the first one, and saw at the second one, and really got to know them at the third, which was great.”

Racing at all three competitions was worth it, as Stefani performed well at each. She also brought home two silver medals from the first competition at Big White in January, and placed third in both of her events at Lake Louise in February. She finished the series with the highest number of points in her category.

“It got harder each time,” she said. “The first one, Big White, it was just really introductory Ski Cross for people who haven’t done it before. In Lake Louise, it offered some new challenges, bigger features, and in Fernie, it was much bigger features and just testing different skills for each course.”

She hopes to compete in all three competitions again next year, but she’ll be graduating then as well, so plans may change. “I really hope to be able to go to all three again.”


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