Day 1 of the Mountain Valley Conference Skiing Championships kicked off at Black Mountain on February 5th with the Giant Slalom Competition. In the Women's MVC races, Abbey Landry of Telstar skied to a first place finish with a winning two-run-time of 1:48.14. Spruce Mountain's Baily Coates took second with 2:03.61. Taking third place was Bristol Quimby of Rangeley High School (1:56.79). Rangeley competes in the Mountan Valley Conference as an associate member. Rounding out the top six finishers were Adria Plourde of Spruce Mountain, Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram HS, and Maddy Papianou of Mountain Valley High School.
In the Men's competition, Charlie Pye of Rangeley won with a time of 2:03.61. Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain came in second with a score of 2:04.48. Third place went to Mt. Abram's Sullivan Bulter, who was right behind Gilbert with a two-run total of 2:04.52. Other top six finishers were Brandon Coates of Spruce Mountain and Mountain Valley's Aaron Labrash and Sebin Heemskerk.
Competition shifts to Titcomb Mountain in Farmington for Day 2 of competition on Saturday, February 8th.