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Roberts, Curtzwiler shine at jr. nationals

Heavenly skiers crack top 10

Staff Report

Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation freestyle team members Jimmy Roberts and Hannah Curtzwiler each posted top-10 finishes last week at the Chevrolet Freestyle Junior Olympics in Park City, Utah.

In single moguls, Roberts took seventh overall and was the top J2 skier (23.01 points) in the male field, while Curtzwiler was 12th overall and the third J3 skier (20.18) in the female field.

Heavenly’s Rebecca Roberts was 35th overall and had the best J4 result with a career-high point total of 17.10. Marina Palmieri placed 42nd (16.20) and Savannah Amos 58th (12.19).

In the boys’ dual moguls competition, Roberts placed fourth after winning his first four races. Marshall Curtzwiler, 12, made it to the round of 64 and landed a “Lincoln Log” during his run.

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In the girls’ dual moguls competition, Hannah Curtzwiler advanced to the round of 16, Palmieri the round of 32 and Amos and Roberts both qualified for the round of 64.

Hannah Curtzwiler and Roberts joined teammates Sho Kashima and Jay Panther this week for the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships in Killington, Vt. Single moguls are scheduled for Friday and duals for Sunday.

Youngblood World Finals coming to Sierra

The fourth annual Forum Youngblood World Finals are being held on Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Starting at 10 a.m., 70 of the world’s top male and female amateur riders will compete on a custom-built slopestyle course for more than just bragging rights.

In addition to competing for a coveted championship trophy, riders may earn a spot on Forum’s Youngblood Amateur Team and appear in the company’s upcoming film “THAT” which is scheduled to be released this fall.

For the past three eight months, about 40 regional contests in North America, Europe and New Zealand have produced this year’s crop of the top 18-and-under amateurs from around the world. The top male and female rider from each of those contests have earned an all-expenses paid trip to this year’s world finals at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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Double-whammy to return next season

Lake Tahoe’s original dual-mountain season pass will return for the 2006-07 season. Sierra-at-Tahoe and Northstar-at-Tahoe are teaming up again to provide the best on-mountain value in the basin.

The $359 value season pass allows adults and kids to ski/ride any day, excluding blackout dates at Sierra and Sunday-Friday, excluding blackout dates at Northstar.

A limited season pass, valid any day at Sierra and any day excluding blackout dates at Northstar, is $469 for adults and $269 for young adults (16-22). An unlimited season pass, valid at both resorts with no restrictions, is $689 for adults, $399 for young adults and $119 for super seniors (70 or older).

Sierra-at-Tahoe is also offering its Sunday-Friday pass for $199, excluding blackout dates, and its unlimited pass for $259 valid any day of the week, excluding blackout dates. Northstar is also offering Monday-Friday pass for $259, valid any weekday, excluding blackout dates.

For more information, visit or call 530-659-7453, ext. 208.