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KMS Snowboard Team takes top honors in multiple events

The Killington Mountain School (KMS) Snowboard Team charged into the weekend's regional events with multiple podiums in two different states, Jan 5-6. In the USASA Southern Vermont Series event held at Bromley, Nikki Sardelli, of Killington, won the giant slalom for Youth Women (14-15) in both giant slalom events. Gavin Ferguson, of Woodstock, took third in Youth Men in both races as well.

On Sunday, Sophie Anderson, of Littleton, Mass., took top honors in Junior Women (16-17) at Whiteface, N.Y., in the USASA ADK series slopestyle event. Kurt Weidman, of Charlotte, placed third in the Junior Men (16-17) and Matt Beach, of Hanover, N.H., also found bronze in the Jams Men (18-19).

At Stratton Mountain, Maggie Leon continued her winning streak with a first place finish in the girls 14+ USASA Southern Vermont Series rail jam, qualifying her for the USASA rail jam exhibition at Copper Mountain in April during the XGames.

"Despite the late arrival of winter here in new England, we're off to a strong start due to creative training and the strong work ethic of the team," said KMS Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee. "Our results from the weekend are proof that diligence and 100% effort pays off."

Killington Mountain School is a fully approved Vermont independent school whose mission is to inspire students to pursue excellence in academics and athletics in a culture that promotes integrity, leadership, responsibility, and respect. To learn more about alpine, snowboard, freestyle, freeskiing, and cycling training and opportunities, visit or call 802-422-KMS1.