The U.S. Ski Team announced its preliminary 2013-14 team this week, and among the big winners are Vermont ski racing, Burke Mt. Academy and the Green Mountain Valley School, which produced two fast, young brothers Drew and Danny Duffy, both of whom are on the list.
A stunning 14 of the 53 racers on the list emerged from Vermont racing programs, including five from GMVS and five from Burke. And while we can’t claim them all as “Vermonters” — that can take a generation or more — every one of the racers can credit years of training and racing in the Green Mountains for their success. So, at least for ski racing purposes, Vermont is home.