Nolan Kasper, age 28, of Warren, Vermont, won Saturday's race on the World Pro Ski Tour at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. He heads to South Korea for the Olympic Games to compete in the slalom competition on February 22. He edged out Canadian skier Morgan Megarry, 24, of Collingwood, Ontario, for the win in the final round. Third and fourth place went to Michael Ankeny, age 27, of Wayzata, Minnesota, and Robby Kelley, age 27 of Starksboro, Vermont.
"It was great to see such a big crowd of enthusiastic supporters today at Waterville Valley for this event. Like all the racers here today, I am thrilled to see that the World Pro Ski Tour has come back after being dormant for so long," said Kasper.
Dubbed the White Mountain Dual Challenge, the race was the 1st stop of the World Pro Ski Tour featuring 32 ski racers from around the U.S., Canada, Finland, Sweden, and France. Next stop for the tour is Aspen, Colorado, March 9 and 10, followed by the final race of the series at Sunday River, Maine, March 30 + 31.
The races will air on TV's CBS Sports Network on April 1 at 1 p.m. for Waterville Valley.
White Mountain Dual Challenge, February 8 - 10, 2018, the first stop of World Pro Ski Tour :
- Nolan Kasper, Warren, Vermont, age 28
- Morgan Megarry, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, age 24
- Michael Ankeny, Wayzata, Minnesota, age 27
- Robby Kelley, Starksboro, Vermont, age 27
For more information on the World Pro Ski Tour, go to www.worldproskitour.com.