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Head coach Kevin Seipel, left, and four-time Olympian A.J. Kitt watch the East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high school teams race against Hill-Murray at Afton Alps last week. Kitt ran the course as a guest forerunner and pacesetter, giving everyone on the teams who raced the course an opportunity to compare themselves to the top skiers in the world.

Setting the standard: Former Olympic skier Kitt lends a hand to local racers


Alpine skiers from East Ridge, Park and Woodbury high schools got a special treat last week.

The area skiers not only got a chance to meet one of the country's best downhill racers at Thursday's race against Hill-Murray, they also got a chance to see how they stack up.

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