The Fort Kent ski racing team attracts young athletes from all over the world

FORT KENT, Maine – When ambitious youngsters from the St. John Valley don’t have enough time on the slopes, they join the Valley Racing Team.

The team, which trains at the Lonesome Pine Trails in Fort Kent, is preparing to compete in southern Maine later in the season.

Led by a state ski champion from Madawaska, the team has doubled since last year. The intense competitive training has spurred some into futures at Carrabasset Valley Academy and is so notorious in the ski racing community for producing top athletes that it has attracted students from outside of Aroostook.