JUNIOR POLAR BEARS: KANDAHAR HOSTS...FRONT ROW: Charlie Uzdavinis, Cedric Barkauskas, Tyler Kane, Thomas Levi, Matt Parent, Shelby Townsend, Hannah Kane, Sydney Payne, Lauren Beckingham, and Logan Hodge. BACK ROW: Alex Sutherland, Madeline Prichard, Chloe Barkauskas, Trevor Greene, Alex DiOrio, Julie Brosemer, Karleigh Hollister, Alexis Hollister, Laura Levi, Calvin Barkauskas, George Uzdavinis, Alexander Fieteau, Wyatt Beckingham, and Blake Greene. Courtesy photo
The Polar Bear Ski Club hosted over 200 racers and their families for the Kandahar Ski Race at McCauley Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, and according to event co-organizer Andrea Hollister, the race was a tremendous success.
“We were blessed with Mother Nature giving us that big dumping of snow on Saturday—it was amazing. And then the sunny day on Sunday was even better,” Hollister said.
This was the first year the Polar Bears have played host to the Kandahar Race, which gave many of the racers, their coaches, and their families, a first opportunity to visit Old Forge, and to ski the challenging slopes of McCauley.
“I am also from a small ski area, so I could tell the whole community committed to this race. There were little goodie bags for the kids and other personal touches. That’s the kind of stuff that makes this such a great family sport,” said Jeff Andrews of Cazenovia. Continue reading →