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Heavenly to host Far West Slalom Finals Sunday, Monday

J3 Junior Olympic Slalom Qualifier

Heavenly Mountain Resort will host the Emily Clothier Far West Slalom Finals on Sunday and Monday. The event is named for a 14-year-old skier who died during a training run March 20, 2008.

“It’s an honor to have our daughter’s name associated with such an event, and we hope we can perpetuate the race for years to come,” said Steve Clothier, Emily’s father.

The race starts at 8 a.m. each day and includes a barbecue lunch and giveaways throughout the day.

Last year, more than 200 of the best junior men’s and women’s skiers competed each day. Participants will include surrounding ski teams, as well as competitors from the University of Reno, Nevada, and other out-of state teams.

Spectators are able to observe the whole course, from top to finish, from the bleachers.

Winners of the different divisions are awarded keepsakes, and the overall male and female winners each day will get their names engraved on the Emily Clothier memorial plaque kept inside the Heavenly Foundation building. Far West also awards the “Hard Charger” medals for improvement.

For information, call the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation at (530) 541-7354.

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