Grit might best describe the essence of a young student's first cross-country skiing experience. This winter, more than 1,700 students gripped their ski poles and shuffled their skis — peering down the snowy path of possibility into their national forest.

The before and after a race is a stark contrast.

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RIDGWAY — The cheers soared like falling dominoes, as competitors galloped and slid around the corner of the race track.

Fresh snow and fresh faces on the mountain were what Powderhorn Mountain Resort was all about on Friday morning.