The first ski World Cup race held in the United States was at Waterville Valley in 1969, with four of the six podium positions taken by American women in slalom and GS.

That history is what brought the the 2019 U.S. Alpine Championship technical races back to the East Coast and Waterville Valley.

It was a chance to see 2020-21 Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team members Paula Moltzan, Lila Lapanja, Katie Hensien, Alice Merryweather, Isabella Wright, Keely Cashman, Resi Stiegler and Nina O'Brien for the women. Luke Winters,  Jimmy Krupka, Bridger Gile and River Radamus would all be on the team. It was an incredible show of talent.

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All images are ©Mark D Phillips. Photos may be licensed and downloaded through our site.