Buddy Werner Youth Snow Sports League starts Sunday at Sierra-at-Tahoe
The Buddy Werner Youth Snow Sports League officially kicks off practice for the 2016-17 season Sunday, Dec. 18, at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 14 will be training to see who might follow in the footsteps of Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman, who skied with the Buddy Werner club when she was a youngster.
Wallace “Buddy” Werner started skiing at the age of 10 in 1946 and rose to world racing prominence before his premature death in an avalanche in 1964. He was a tireless advocate of teaching the next generation. Since then, his name has become as synonymous to American youth ski racing as Little League is to baseball.
For the last 25 years, the top male and female skiers’ names have been added to a perpetual trophy that remains in the lodge at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Last year’s top male skier, Colin Taylor, said “the boys are going at it this year.”
While 12-year-old Kendall Schrader, who’s been living in the shadow of her older sister for the last few years, said her only goal “is to be better than yesterday.”
More information on the Buddy Werner Youth Snow Sports League can be found here.