Local ski cross racer keeping busy

India Sherret has earned some impressive results this season.

India Sherret catches some air during a race.

India Sherret catches some air during a race.

It’s been a whirlwind few months for sixteen-year old India Sherret, local ski cross athlete.

Jumping right back into her ski boots in December after an injury in the fall, she has  competed in six races on the North America (Nor-Am) ski cross circuit so far this season.

India trains and competes with the Alberta Ski Cross Team (ABSX) under the guidance of dual Olympian Stanley Hayer.  She also trains, when she is at home, with the Kimberley Alpine Team under the guidance of Jon Blair.

At her first two races of the season in Copper Mountain, Colorado, she placed first and second, followed by two wins in Killington, Vermont, and two second-place finishes in Beaver Valley, Ontario.

After just a week in school, she is now on her way to the Canyons Sprint Grand Prix in Canyons, Utah.  The March race schedule is hectic with two races at  Fernie Alpine Resort March 9th and 10th, two races at Panorama Resort March 16th and 17th, and two races at Mt. Hood, Oregon the 23rd and 24th of March.

India’s outstanding results this year have qualified her for the FIS Junior World Ski Championship to be held Valmalenco, Italy at the end of March.  Coach Stanley Hayer will lead a team of eight phenomenal young athletes to compete against the world’s best ski cross racers aged 16-21 years of age.

Ski Cross is an emerging sport which incorporates the technical skills of alpine (racing) and the excitement of freestyle.

Four racers go head to head down a course filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and corners.  It is exciting to watch. Come on out and support the best young ski cross racers in North America at Fernie Alpine Resort or Panorama Resort this March.

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