Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Resort hosted its annual Banked Slalom race Saturday afternoon on Robbins Run.

The competition included 86 skiers and snowboarders that ranged in ages from 8 to 53.  All competitors were tested with challenging course conditions due to an early morning rain storm.

The top Men’s Master Snowboard race was swept by Jeff Johnson (Sugar Grove, NC) with a time of 21.57 and Eve Parsons (Boone, NC) with a time of 31.6.

13-year-old Blake Broussard (Banner Elk, NC) cruised to victory in the 13 and Under Boy’s Snowboard category, with a time of 22.52, while 12-year-old Dayton Pederick (Mauldin, SC) claimed the win in the 14 and Under Boy’s Ski category with a time of 22.811.

Morgan Hale (Beech Mountain, NC) won the Women’s 18-34 Ski race with a time of 25.59 while Travis McKay (Asheville, NC) dueled the seven competitors in the Men’s 18-34 Ski race with a mark of 19.11.

The Beech Mountain Banked Slalom was made possible by the following sponsors: RECESS, Smith Optics, Volcom, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Amrada, Dakine, Skull Candy and Beech Mountain Resort.

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]