Mount Snow hosts the Devin Logan Experience

WEST DOVER — An Olympic athlete with a silver medal is probably a good source to learn about the best secrets of the sport.

That's what participants signed up to do in the Devin Logan Experience on Dec. 27 and 28.

"It was a two-day thing where I hosted a group of seven ladies with ski instructors," said Logan, who grew up skiing Mount Snow and attending local schools, including Mount Snow Academy. "We helped raise money for some kids in the [Mount Snow] Training Center."

Logan's mother Nancy works at the Training Center, which runs several different youth programs at the resort.

Although funding from the auction has not been dedicated to a specific cause within the center, Logan said it will be used to help "anyone who really needs it." A weekend camp in February or athletes needing financial assistance could tap into the funds.

"We're just trying to give back to the next group of kids coming out of Mount Snow," said Logan.

Women who were about 40 years old and older were invited to join the Devin Logan Experience. Since it was Logan's first time hosting the clinic, she wanted to start with an older group since it would be developed based on trial and error.

The idea was to provide tips on technique, nutrition and inspiration. The concept came along after Logan had been talking with officials at Mount Snow before the winter season started.

"I had an idea I wanted to do this for a while," she said. "I approached them about it. They were excited about the idea and wanted to get things together. We got a good calling from season pass holders."

According to the resort's website, the clinic was sold out. No other reservations could be booked.

Having received "a lot of good feedback from everyone," Logan said she hopes to run the clinic and auction in years to come.

"Hopefully in the next couple years, the ages will a range a little more," she said. "But we'll see."

The participants, she said, were "a good group of ladies, all good skiers."

Logan spoke with the Reformer earlier this month. She was heading back to Park City, Utah, where she lives.

So far this season, Logan has competed in two contests in Colorado: the Dew Tour at Breckenridge, where she landed in fifth place, and the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, where she came in third place in the halfpipe event.

Logan said she came to Vermont to celebrate Christmas, see her mom and get some skiing in before more competitions start. On Jan. 9, she had a slopestyle event in the south of France. Next comes the X Games.

This is a big year, Logan said, looking to clinch a spot on a team representing the United States at the Winter Olympics again next year.

"I'm feeling good," she said. "I took some time off in the summer and just did a little more school but I'm definitely feeling good."

Logan would like to make both the halfpipe and slopestyle teams for the next Winter Olympics, which are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

"Fingers crossed," she said.

In 2014, Logan was on the inaugural U.S. Olympic Slopestyle Team.

Reach staff writer Chris Mays at 802-254-2311, ext. 273, or @CMaysBR.


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