Ski racer wins season award

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Twelve-year-old Alex Coby zips down the hill during the Sugar Bowl Far West J4/5 Championships Giant Slalom in April.

Sixth grader Alex Colby won the Mammoth Ski Team Millennium Cup for his racing performance and for earning the most points during the 2009-2010 ski season. Points are accumulated during the season and are based on where skiers placed in a race.

The team races against other downhill ski racing teams from California, such as Squaw Valley, Sugarbowl, Northstar, Kirkwood and Snow Summit, as well as teams from Nevada and Oregon. Colby competes in Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super G events. At an annual Mammoth downhill race called the Speed Trap, his speed was measured at 72.67 mph.

Colby was also chosen by the team’s head coach during their end-of-season ceremony in April to win the Coaches’ Award for his dedication to ski racing, traveling to Mammoth every weekend from November through April. Colby attends Malibu Middle School and has been on the Mammoth Ski Team since he was in first grade.

By Stan Parker