The Colorado High School Ski League began the first week of the season on January 6 with giant slalom (GS) races at Keystone and Loveland ski areas. The Lake County Panthers, made up of skiers from the Lake County, Buena Vista and Salida school districts, traveled to Keystone. The conditions were favorable for the first races of the year with mild temperatures, good visibility and forgiving snow conditions.
On the women’s side, senior Rowynn Slivka earned a qualifying result for State Championships with a seventh place finish overall. Behind her were teammates Keira King in 28th, Laya Foley in 30th, Gemma Nagel in 42nd, Stella Zettler in 43rd, Maya Nagel in 45th, Rinnen Borton in 46th and Avery Milne in 53rd. Annie McFee finished 33rd in the first run but fell in the second run after catching an edge in a rut.