In this edition of The Forerunner:

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic US Ski and Snowboard have cancelled all sanctioned races with effect from March 16, our FWM finals at Mammoth are cancelled as well as Nationals at Steamboat. While this is disappointing there are much more critical issues at play and the health and safety of all our racers is our number one priority. The FWM Board will be discussing how we will handle season awards and will update you all when we have a plan.
February Race Updates

FIS Masters Cup
February started with three great days of racing at Northstar for the FIS Masters Cup. The fun started on Friday 7th February with two SG races and a strong field of racers from across the country. The Northstar race crew did an excellent job preparing the course and running the race.

The 'bullet proof' surface provided for fast and fun racing with Far West well represented in the top 10 in A, B and C groups in both SG races. Full results can be found on the US Alpine Masters web page at

Saturday brought another beautiful day for two one run GS races with the well prepared race surface one again providing for exciting racing.with Far West again well represented in the top 10. Far West's Gaetano Demattei celebrated his 91st birthday at the after face awards ceremony.

The Sunday race was a traditional 2 run SL with another strong field and great representation for Far West Masters racers.

Mt Rose McKinney Cup

Our second race weekend in February took us to Mt. Rose for the famed McKinney Cup GS races on Silver Dollar. The long and challenging GS course was well prepared and the Mt. Rose race crew did an excellent job all weekend. Tamara McKinney dropped by during the second run and it did not take too much persuasion for her to pull on a forerunner bib and show us how it's done.

After the race was finished on Sundy everyone retired to the Winters Creel Lodge for snacks and drinks, After the prizegiving for the age class and open competition Rees Palermo told a little of the history of the McKinney Cup before introducing Tamara McKinney who shared some stores about her family and then presented the McKinney to this years winners, Liesl Panke and Mihai Filimon. Congratulations Liesl and Mihai. 


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