Vail Mountain School collects state titles in boys, girls skiing |

Vail Mountain School collects state titles in boys, girls skiing

— After two days of heated competition on the snow in Steamboat Springs, it was Vail Mountain that rose to the top of the field at the 2017 CHSAA Colorado State High School Skiing Championships.

The competition included 15 teams and hundreds of athletes from schools across the state competing in giant slalom and slalom events on the Alpine side, and freestyle (skate) and Classic events on the Nordic side.

The Gore Rangers dominated the boys with 671 points — 94 points more than second-place Battle Mountain. Aspen came in third with 567 points.

The team from Steamboat Springs placed fifth in the field of 15 teams.

Vail Mountain trailed both Battle Mountain and Aspen headed into the final event, but raced to the title in the final event — the 5-kilometer classic at Howelsen Hill.

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Gore Rangers’ Bridget Donovan and Maddie Donovan went one-and-two in the women's classic race, giving the team the boost it needed.

Final standings are as follows.

Boys standings

Vail Mountain, 671

Battle Mountain, 577

Aspen, 567

Summit, 560

Steamboat Springs, 540

Middle Park, 528

Evergreen, 517

Nederland, 435

CRMS, 360

Eagle Valley, 351

Clear Creek, 329

Lake County, 315

Platte Canyon, 263

Durango, 136

Ridge View, 66

Girls standings

Vail Mountain, 610

Battle Mountain,606

Aspen, 604

CRMS, 507

Summit, 500

Middle Park, 483

Lake County,469

Evergreen, 462

Eagle Valley, 455

Nederland, 413

Steamboat Springs, 379

Clear Creek, 319

Durango, 237