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Saturday, January 29, 2000 -- Davis, WV
Washington Ski International
Story and photos by Marty Lamp

[Coverage] [Pic Set 1] [Pic Set 2] [Overall Results] [Results by Class]

Washington Ski International
Linda Bain prepares for take-off
Timberline Ski Resort, in the heart of Davis, was enjoying some pristine wintertime weather on Saturday, January 29th. If you were racing in the Washington Ski International slalom race, the slopes were surely on your side, with fresh snow blanketing the ground and temperatures just below freezing with sunshine everywhere.

The 16 gate, dual slalom course was set up on Lower Thunderstruck, one of timberline's moderately steep trails. All racers would make two runs, one through the red gates, one through the blue gates. Times were not combined, instead racers took the fastest of their two runs in this head to head race where one fast run would be good enough for a win.

Washington Ski International
The action was fast-paced at Timberline
Dave Monroe(21.89) recorded the fastest time of the day. Monroe proved to be not only fast but consistent with less than .5 seconds of a difference between his two runs. Brothers John and Calvin Dearborn were battling it out with each other for second and third places. John's best run of 22.87 was only .14 seconds faster than Calvin's time of 23.01. John and Calvin finished second and third overall, respectively.

The fastest female on the course this day was Jeanne Bonner(24.86). Bonner had little problems staying low and smooth as she finished 6th overall, and over a second ahead of the the next fastest female, Laura Gabanski(26.27). Gabanski would finish 9th overall and 3rd place female Monica Williams(27.52) finished 12th overall.

Once again Timberline provided the venue for another great day of racing. WVOutside would like to thank Annie Snyder for handling the results, and for keeping things running smoothly.