The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) hosted the Alpine Bank Jr. World Pro Challenge ski race in Steamboat Springs in March. The race awarded college scholarships to the top four racers from Ski Club Vail and Winter Sports Club in Steamboat. Utilizing the WPST pros as mentors, 16 racers under age 14 experienced the dual format, saloon-style start gates and pro jumps. Just like the pros! The eight kids from Ski Club Vail qualified for the race at the Prater Cup in Crested Butte.