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Blake Hillerson, front, and Steven Gromatka came in first and second place for the 18K freestyle division of the Soaring Eagle New Year's Challenge Sunday. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Skiers brave the cold for 18K, 7.5K races Sunday at Soaring Eagle

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Brisk temperatures didn't keep everyone home Sunday - skiing enthusiasts braved the cold to race in the Soaring Eagle New Year's Challenge.


A total of 24 skiers participated in the 7.5K or 18K freestyle races. No one participated in the 1K kids/family race.

Event organizer Janine Weideman, a member of Itascatur Ski/Bike/Run, said cold temperatures and icy roads probably played a part in no one participating in the kids/family race.

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